COVID-19: UPS Freight Teamsters Win Paid Leave

UPS Freight will pay up to ten days of paid leave to Teamsters who are diagnosed with COVID-19, living with someone with COVID-19, or have been quarantined by a government agency, medical professional or by the company.

ups-freight_thumb.jpgUPS Freight management had previously announced that workers affected by the Coronavirus would only be granted unpaid leave. 

More than 15,000 Teamsters signed a petition from UPS Teamsters United protesting the company’s failure to provide paid leave or address hazardous unsanitary conditions. We made our voices heard!

UPS Freight has reached an agreement with the Teamsters to pay workers up to 10 days of paid leave at the worker’s daily guarantee if you are:

  • diagnosed with COVID-19
  • living with someone with COVID-19, or 
  • quarantined by a government agency, medical professional or UPS 

The company will make regular health and welfare contributions for these hours of paid leave.

Under the agreement, UPS Freight Teamsters can use all sick days, vacation days, and personnel days after the 10 days of paid leave are exhausted. There will be no discipline for absenteeism due to COVID-19 related issues.

Teamcare Approves Temporary Disability Benefits

UPS Freight Teamsters are eligible for Short-Term Disability benefits through Teamcare if they are under a physician’s care or have been advised by a physician, teladoc or state agency to self-quarantine. 

Employees still need to contact Aetna to report their disability.

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