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Using Grievances to Organize

Grievances are our tool for enforcing the contract. But grievances can also be used to get members involved. Here are five proven tips for using grievances to build union power.

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2019 TDU Convention: November 1-3, Chicago Holiday O'Hare

Mark your calendars! The 2019 TDU Convention will be November 1-3, at the Chicago Holiday Inn O'Hare.

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UPS Freight: Time to Deliver on Contract Promises

Excessive subcontracting has been a key issue for members for the past ten years. Both the company and the Hoffa administration claimed a list of positive changes as they promoted ratification of the contract.

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From Vote No to Vote Them Out

Members in the largest UPS local in the South have elected Vote No activists to lead Local 767 in Dallas-Ft. Worth.

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Winning Majority Rule on Contracts

How the Two-Thirds Rule started—and how members can defeat it.

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Workers are Fighting Back and Winning

Last Spring, teachers in six states launched a new strike wave. Now, their example is being taken up by more workers who are uniting, fighting back, and winning.

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The 2021 IBT Convention—What’s at Stake?

Members are preparing for the next Teamster Convention where majority rule on contracts and our right to fair International Union elections will be on the line.

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What’s Next for UPSers Who Voted No?

UPS Teamsters got sold out when the Hoffa administration stood with the company against the members and imposed the contract.

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Payback is Overdue at YRC

Nine years of sacrifice is enough.

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Detroit Votes Yes – UPS National Contract is Settled

The final vote on the UPS national contract was held today, and the Metro Detroit Rider was ratified by an unofficial vote of 295-121. The International Union has declared the contract in effect, and says that UPS "will attempt to implement required raises during the next weekly pay period."

Metro Detroit Rider Passes

UPS Teamsters represented by Local 243 and covered under the Metro Detroit Rider voted today to accept the recommended changes by 295-121. It was an 18.43% turnout of eligible voters. 

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