April 10, 2009: Volume is down at UPS and layoffs are up. Our union can’t reverse the economic slowdown—but our union can protect Teamster jobs by holding UPS to the contract.
Contract Violations That Kill Teamster Jobs• New Overtime Guidelines Hurt Working Teamsters
UPS has responded to the economic slowdown with record layoffs and job cuts.
Drivers across the country are reporting an increase in OJS’s. In many areas, 9.5 violations (excessive overtime) are also up.
Full-time combo jobs are being eliminated in violation of the contract.
Supervisors working is an epidemic problem—and another Teamster job-killer.
Management’s plan is obvious: get more work out of fewer employees.
We need a Teamster plan to respond. We can’t stop every layoff or tell UPS how to run their business. But our union can and should be enforcing contract language that protects Teamster jobs.
In this special report, Convoy Dispatch puts a spotlight on contract violations that are destroying Teamster jobs—and what Teamster members are doing about it.