Video & Toolkit: Make UPS Deliver Better Pensions!

UPS Teamsters in 22 states covered by the IBT-UPS Pension Plan get a lower pension than other UPS Teamsters. This contract, we can win the pensions we deserve. On Saturday, we held a webinar to launch a national effort to inform and unite affected UPSers. Watch the webinar below. Then click here to see our Contract Campaign Toolkit to Win Better Better Pensions and order leaflets, petitions, and rally signs. A volunteer will get back with you and get you the materials and any advice you need.

The IBT-UPS Pension Plan covers more than 60,000 UPS Teamsters in 22 states in the Central, South and Carolinas. (Click here for a list of the local unions where UPSers are in this plan.)

Click here to down the Summary Plan Description of the IBT-UPS Pension Plan.

We are the biggest pension plan covering UPS Teamsters, but we get the lowest pensions of all major Teamster pension funds.

Winning Pension Fairness

Our monthly 30-and-out pension is $3,800. The maximum pension payable at any age is $4,300 after 35 years of service. In comparison, Teamsters in the Western Conference Fund who retire with 30 years get over $5,000.

UPS Teamster pensions are also much higher in New England, Chicago, New York, New Jersey, Washington DC and other plans.  

This contract, we’re uniting to win the pensions we deserve. We can win $5,000 at least for 30-and-out and $5,500 or more for 35 and out, and future improvements.

Our National Negotiating Committee can get it in writing at the bargaining table, but UPS needs to see that rank-and-file Teamsters are taking up the fight.

Check out the new Contract Campaign Toolkit to Win Better Better Pensions and order leaflets, petitions, and rally signs. A volunteer will get back with you and get you the materials and any advice you need. 


Fight for Every UPS Teamster Pension

UPS Teamsters are covered by more than a dozen pension plans, each one with different rules, funding levels, and benefits.

Our union is fighting to protect and improve pensions for all UPS Teamsters in 2023.

The Teamsters in the 22 states covered by the IBT-UPS Pension Plan are a unique case for two reasons. 

We are the only full-time UPSers that have our monthly pension benefit negotiated directly in the national contract. (See Article 34 on page 102 of the National Master Agreement) – and we have much lower pensions than other UPS Teamsters.

That’s why we are holding this webinar and joining forces across our different locals to work together to end our substandard pensions.

Most part-timers also have their pension benefit negotiated directly in the contract—and they need an increase too (see Article 34, Page 96).

Read more on UPS contract negotiations and Teamster pensions here.


UPS Teamsters United is a grassroots network of Teamsters at UPS. We are independent of the IBT and its affiliates. We are Teamsters working together to build the contract campaign at UPS, and win the contract and pensions we deserve.

Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

TDU Women's Caucus: Becoming a Union Activist

Register here for an online panel discussion with Teamster women from across the country.

Webinar: Enforcing Your Rights Under the STAA

Learn how to stand up for trucking safety and enforce powerful whistleblower rights under the Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) with Paul Taylor of the Truckers Justice Center, one of the nation’s leading pro-worker litigators in this field. Register here for the webinar on Saturday, March 9 at 2 PM ET / 1 PM CT / 12 PM MT / 11 AM PT.

View More News Posts