August 9, 2013: UPS Teamsters have shown they have more fight than Hoffa-Hall and the International Union when it comes to taking on concessions. After voting down 18 supplements, members are continuing to organize to rebuild union power at UPS.
Make UPS Deliver
We are independent of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and are often critical of its policies.
The Make UPS Deliver network works with Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU), our union's national rank-and-file reform movement.
August 4, 2013: In the 1990s Teamsters stood up to UPS, and won. August 4 makes the anniversary of the start of the victorious UPS strike — a lesson in rank and file power.
"We collected five sheets of petition signatures calling on Hoffa & Hall to help us make major improvements in the Central Region. We work far too hard to earn the profits for UPS to be asked to accept a non-stellar contract."
Stu Malcolm, Steward, Local 164, Jackson, Mich.
UPDATED July 30, 2013: Ken Hall's letter on UPS contract negotiations shows both the power of the Vote No movement and the IBT's determination to try to force through healthcare cuts.
July 19, 2013: Hoffa-Hall and management want UPS Teamsters to believe that it's impossible to win a better contract. UPSers have to decide if they believe Hoffa-Hall or if they believe in themselves.
July 10, 2013: Hoffa and Hall are so out of touch with rank and file Teamsters, they have hired a telemarketing company to ask UPS Teamsters what it will take to settle the contract!
July 3, 2013: UPS Teamsters have launched a petition drive asking members to pledge to Vote No until UPS delivers a better contract.