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Tentative Agreement in Central Region: Nothing There

After five years of record profits at UPS, Teamsters know they deserve a fair share of the company's success. President Hoffa has repeatedly promised "the best contract in Teamster history. "So why did Hoffa's negotiating committee settle the Central Region contract supplement, the largest in the UPS contract, without any significant gains and even with some give-backs?! The union put fifty (50) proposals on the bargaining table in the Central Region, but came back empty...

Mercury Spill on Ohio Sort Belt Raises Serious Questions

On May 2, when a mercury spill turned up on the main sort belt in the UPS Sharonville Building near Cincinnati, management failed to respond properly. UPS did not secure the area, isolate the spill, inform employees, nor evacuate workers from the spill area. “I always thought the idea was ‘safety first’,” says Local 100 full time steward Sam Bucalo. Management appeared more concerned about keeping stewards from investigating the situation than about resolving the...

Does UPS Hide Hazardous Accidents?

UPS Teamsters are familiar with the image of managers scurrying to cover logos on UPS trucks to prevent the public and media knowing that a UPS vehicle was involved in an accident. Could UPS be applying the same secrecy to incidents involving hazardous materials in an effort to skirt federal reporting requirements? An investigation indicates that UPS in 2004 failed to properly report a number of incidents, including one involving a serious fire: On June...

New Threats and Opportunities

UPS purchase of nonunion Overnite Transportation for $1.25 billion marks a new era of industry consolidation and poses a grave threat to UPS and freight Teamsters, and to the security of our pensions. But the purchase also presents the best opportunity in a long time for the Teamsters to reassert ourselves as a major force in the transportation industry. We need to seize that opportunity. The New Trucking Industry The UPS-Overnite combination is the face...

Now’s the Time to Organize Overnite

“We are hopeful that UPS long history as a company with Teamster representation will create new opportunities for Overnite workers to achieve their goals in the workplace.” —James Hoffa, May 16 IBT statement on UPS-Overnite “The Teamsters will never rest until workplace justice is a reality for our brave brothers and sisters at Overnite.” —James Hoffa, August 2001 Teamster Magazine Which is it, Mr. Hoffa: Hoping management will do the right thing, or promising a...
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