The National Master UPS contract requires eligible Regular Package Car Drivers to opt in to the 9.5 list twice a year. During the pandemic, that requirement was suspended and the 9.5 list was automatically extended. On June 5, the current 9.5 list will no longer be honored by UPS management. It’s time to re-sign. Make sure to sign up and talk to all the drivers at your center about getting signed up to protect your rights.
On January 5 and June 5, the union submits the 9.5 list of all Package Car Drivers who want to be on the 9.5 list for the next five months. Talk to your shop steward to get on the 9.5 list.
The 9.5 lists submitted on June 5 and January 5 take effect on June 15 and January 15. If you want to get on the 9.5 list after the deadline, just fill out the 9.5 Add/Cut Form and have your shop steward turn it in to management.
By getting on the 9.5 list you will have the right to grieve for penalty pay when you are dispatched more than 9.5 hours three times a week.
Getting all the drivers at your center on the 9.5 list makes it more likely that management will be forced to change abusive over-dispatching.
If you work more than 9.5 hours on three days in a week, talk with your shop steward to file a grievance for penalty pay for all hours worked over 9.5 in a day and to have your dispatch adjusted if necessary.
Who is Eligible for the 9.5 List?
If there are any 22.4 drivers working in the center, then every Regular Package Car Driver is eligible to be on the 9.5 list.
If there are no 22.4 drivers working in the center, then Regular Package Car Drivers are eligible to get on the 9.5 list as long as: (1) the driver covers a route for a full week; (2) the driver bids or is assigned to cover a route for a full week but is prevented from completing that bid or assignment due to reassignment by management; or (3) the driver has four years of seniority as a full-time package driver.
22.4 Drivers are not eligible for the 9.5 list.
Get Organized with Re-Signing
The current UPS contract expires in just 15 months. Teamsters are gearing up for a fight to win a strong contract.
Getting all the drivers at your center signed up on the 9.5 list shows management we are united and organized. That builds leverage for a stronger contract.