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UPS Pilots Sign Contract

October 18, 2006. On Aug. 31, UPS’s 2,775 pilots narrowly ratified an eight-year contract which will give them immediate raises of 18 to 26 percent. The contract was ratified with 56 percent voting yes. UPS pilots belong to the Independent Pilots Association. They were in the Teamsters but left in the 1980s to form the IPA. UPS pilots got a 29 percent raise over the life of their last seven-year contract. For the new contract,...

Is Early Bargaining the Answer for UPS Contract?

UPSers Clear on Improvements Needed October 18, 2006. UPS Teamsters are clear on the improvements we need to win in the next contract on issues like benefits, overtime, fairness for combo workers, part-time wages, and restrictions on subcontracting and supervisors working. What’s less clear is how early bargaining will give us the leverage we need to win these improvements. Since the announcement, UPS has basked in glowing reports in the business press. Early bargaining, after...

German UPS Workers Start English Website

July 27, 2005: UPS workers in Germany have launced a website in English as a way to reach out to brother and sister workers in North America. Go to www.netzwerkit.de/projekte/galley/ for the site.

FedEx Drivers Continue Battle for Representation

July 25, 2006: The National Labor Relations Board has charged FedEx Ground with engaging in a pattern of illegal activity against New Jersey drivers. The case stems from work that Teamster Local 177 has been doing with FedEx workers for a number of years. In 2005 the local won an NLRB ruling that FedEx drivers were employees, not contractors. Similar decisions have been issued over the years, which have confirmed that FedEx “contractors” are actually...

PAS in the Press, and How It Really Works

By George Kieffer, adapted from the www.denverbrown.com website. October 18, 2006. UPS continues to get good press concerning its PAS system. Everyone from technology journals to the main stream press have sung the praises of Package Flow Technology and the Preload Assist System. Let’s look at a few of the stories about PAS to see how they compare to reality. Optimize Magazine: “It helps managers ensure that drivers are not overdispatched and that last-minute load...
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