February 7, 2014: The proposed contract covering 6,000 UPS Teamsters in Teamsters Local 710 has been mailed out for a vote. Local 710 represents UPS Teamsters in downstate Illinois, Northern Indiana, and Davenport Iowa, along with feeder drivers in Chicago.
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United Parcel Service Inc. and a union representing about 2,600 pilots who fly for the shipping company said they have moved their contract talks into mediation.
February 4, 2014: Industry analysts report that UPS plans to put 45 percent of the number of drivers on the ORION system in the coming year, up from 10 percent who are currently using the technology.
February 4, 2014: Teamsters in the IBT-UPS Pension Plan were promised a $200 pension increase. But disinformation from the Pension Plan is stranding Teamsters who want to retire in pension limbo.
February 3, 2014: Eight months after it was first rejected by UPS Teamsters, the Indianapolis Local 135 Rider was approved by a vote of 551 to 357.
January 30, 2014: While UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters take concessions, the profit haul for the company continues. UPS reported fourth-quarter profits of $1.2 billion and says profits will top $5 billion in 2014.
January 24, 2014: Western Pennsylvania UPS Teamsters have again overwhelmingly rejected their contract supplement by a 3-1 margin.
UPS Inc. said an unexpected surge of last-minute Internet gift orders during a compressed peak holiday season strained its delivery system, leading to fourth-quarter earnings of about $1.25 per share, or 18 cents below Wall Street estimates.
January 3, 2014: ORION takes more decision-making out of the hands of drivers and gives management another tool to harass UPS Teamsters.
January 3, 2014: UPS is claiming the right to discipline Teamsters based on company “Social Media Guidelines” that govern everything from online chat rooms and forums to blogs, and Facebook.