September 28, 2010: “We were committed to providing the best contract we could for these workers and we have achieved that.”
Teamster Voice 269 October 2010
September 28, 2010: Teamsters at the UPS hub in Syracuse knew they needed a show of unity to counter all the grief they get daily from UPS management.
September 28, 2010: Local 2727 members are getting back their holiday turkeys, thanks to a grievance their local just won.
September 28, 2010: UPS said it is preparing to follow its ban on driver texting with a broader policy on use of cell and smart phones while its employees are behind the wheel.
September 28, 2010: Diverting feeder work to nonunion carriers (via Logistics or Supply Chain Solutions) costs jobs and hurts our union: if not stopped it could eventually destroy the feeder department and weaken our union. Here’s one example reported by Local 688 members in St. Louis.
September 28, 2010: They used to make $8 to $10 an hour with no benefits. Now after a five-week strike, they’re celebrating big raises and union benefits.
September 28, 2010: In August, BLET members voted 6,305 to 2,452 to save their Right to Vote.
September 28, 2010: The next meeting of the UPS Freight national grievance panel will be in San Diego on Oct. 13-15.
September 28, 2010: The Central States Pension Fund had $18 billion in assets as of June 30, 2010, according to their quarterly Financial and Analytical Report, which Teamsters for a Democratic Union obtained in late August.
October 15, 2010: Hoffa is up for re-election next year. And he’s got to know he’s got a tough battle ahead.