December 7, 2009: Fed up with concessions and declining union power, many Teamsters are looking for a new direction.
Teamster Voice 262 December 2009
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December 7, 2009: UPS Teamsters in New York have elected a reform team to lead Local 804, one of the most powerful Teamster locals in the country.
December 7, 2009: Teamster airplane mechanics who have gone three years without a contract are taking their fight to the public—right in UPS’s backyard.
December 7, 2009: Have you heard managers claiming the company is losing money?
December 7, 2009: The Hoffa administration may be silent while the company walks all over the contract. But some locals are making themselves heard.
December 7, 2009: Seventeen locals brought cases to the last national grievance panel charging UPS with violating Article 22.3 of the contract which requires UPS to maintain a minimum of 20,000 full-time combo jobs.
December 7, 2009: Sixty-five 9.5 violation cases were brought to the last national grievance panel. Outside of Oakland Local 70, the panel ruled in favor of working Teamsters on a 9.5 issue in just one case.
December 7, 2009: With profits down, management is turning up the pressure on package drivers.
December 7, 2009: After years of sell-out contracts and benefit cuts, members of New York Local 814 have voted for a new direction and a reform slate in their local union election.