September 19, 2008: The International Union has a new website design. But the same old information Brownout has continued for UPS Teamsters.
The Package Division has not published a single piece of news about UPS on the website since Dec. 19, 2007—the day the UPS contract was officially ratified.
The company is cheating members out of thousands of full-time Article 22.3 jobs and trying to worm out of restrictions on excessive overtime restrictions. UPS started allowing customers to start leaving ground packages at air boxes—a unilateral move that reduces the creation of new package car jobs and underpays air drivers.
There is not one word from the International Union on these and other pressing contract issues.
Strangely, as we go to press, one of the main items on the UPS page of www.Teamster.org is a link to an issue of the “UPS Teamster” from the Winter of 2004-2005. The column from President Hoffa in that newsletter starts, “While our candidate for President, John Kerry, did not win…” Talk about behind the times.