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UPS Management Campaigns for Hoffa

Major IBT Employers Back Hoffa October 18, 2006. Give UPS management credit. When they decided to back Hoffa, they didn’t go halfway.Not only did UPS management give Hoffa unlimited access to campaign inside their largest facility, the UPS Worldport hub in Louisville: UPS management literally chauffeured Hoffa around the grounds. Management drove Hoffa and his entourage from building to building in a company van so he could campaign throughout the facility on Oct. 13, just...

UPS Grants Divine Authority to Supervisor

April 22, 2006: Feeder driver Henry Gallet could not believe that he was being forced to return to work with less than four hours off-duty by Lenexa feeder manager Steve Mitchell. It seems that Mitchell has the divine authority to interpret Department of Transportation regulations as he sees fit. This authority also grants the right to falsify the DOT required Drivers Daily Log, as he compelled Gallet to log off-duty (from Lenexa, Kans. to Clinton,...

Members Demand Philly Local Protect Jobs

April 22, 2006: Members of Local 384 in Philadelphia are telling their local officers in no uncertain terms that a plan by UPS to replace four established full-time shifter jobs with combo positions is out of the question. It is also a violation of Article 22.3 of the contract, which states that new full-time jobs will be created out of “existing part-time” positions. At least one other local in Philly has signed off on the...

UPS: Best First Quarter Ever

April 22, 2006: UPS reports first-quarter after-tax profits of $975million, up 10.5 percent over last year, and revenue of $11.5 billion, up 16.5 percent. U.S. package volume grew 6.8 percent to 848,000 packages per day. Corporate cash-flow was very strong; free cash was used to buy back more than 11 million outstanding shares of stock.
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