February 1, 2013: UPS Teamsters stand up for a better contract as the company announces its 2012 profits.
In a tough economy, UPS continues to make huge profits. On Jan. 31, the company announced it hauled in $2.05 billion in profits in the fourth quarter of 2012—not counting a one-time accounting charge. Click here for TDU's detailed coverage.
The company was making record profits in 2007 but the Hoffa administration gave UPS contract concessions.
This year, UPS Teamsters are getting involved in the Make UPS Deliver campaign to win a fair contract this time.
"I'm passing out TDU's Contract Scorecard to remind members of the givebacks that we got last time and the improvements we need to win this time."
Todd Hartsell, Package Car Driver
Local 90, Des Moines, Iowa
"UPSers who used to be in Central States are are getting the lowest pensions in the country. Make UPS Deliver put out a great cartoon and bulletin that lets members know where we stand so we can make our voices heard to demand a pension increase."
Antonio Bracy, Package Car Driver
Local 878, Little Rock, Ark.
"Part-timers are half the workforce at UPS. We can win higher wages and more full-time jobs but the company needs to see we're paying attention and ready to Vote No on a bad contract."
Kas Schwerdtfeger, Night Sort
Local 344, Milwaukee