May 20, 2011: UPS management says workers who don’t follow the proper methods are to blame for most accidents and injuries.
Teamster Voice 273 June 2011
May 20, 2011: Sandy Pope will be officially nominated for general president at this month’s teamster convention.
May 20, 2011: In 1997, Teamster members and leaders beat UPS in a two week strike—the biggest victory for labor in the past three decades.
May 20, 2011: The Independent Review Board (IRB) has completed an extensive investigation into corruption in Los Angeles Local 630 and recommended a trusteeship and charges against three officials.
May 20, 2011: The votes will be counted on June 2 as some 4,500 United Airline mechanics are voting on a tentative agreement. The Hoffa administration is pulling out all the stops with a hard sell to get it passed, but the San Francisco-based Teamsters pictured here are not buying it.
May 20, 2011: UPS is coming under fire for unfair production standards and the company’s blame-the-worker approach to safety.
May 27, 2011: Six full-time drivers broke free from their lower tier scale at the UPS-CSI terminal in Oak Creek, Wisc. when they won a back pay settlement totaling $21,695.
May 20, 2011: UPS executives announced that the company hauled in $885 million in profits after taxes in the first quarter of 2011. That’s a 66 percent increase from the $533 million in profits Brown made in the first quarter of 2010.
May 20, 2011: The UPS National Grievance Panel originally scheduled for June has been postponed until September. UPS Teamsters will have to go six months between panels to have their grievances heard.
May 20, 2011: The pension plan covering UPSers in the Central and Southern regions has a $1 billion shortfall and pays the lowest benefits in the country.