July 12, 2010: Why is our union holding a conference call for UPSers when they’ll still be on the truck?
The Package Division is holding a telephone Conference Call on Wednesday, July 14 to update UPS Teamsters on “important information,” but they’ve scheduled the update at a time that makes it impossible for many package car drivers to participate. Why?
The conference call is supposed to update all stewards and assistant stewards about “many developments at UPS” as well as legislation that would make it easier for our union to organize FedEx.
All package car drivers in the West are effectively excluded because the call is being held at 4:30 PM Pacific Time. At 5:30 Mountain Time and 6:30 Central Time, most package car Teamsters there won’t be able to attend either.
There are ways to schedule these calls if the IBT is really serious about communicating with UPS Teamsters, including holding separate calls for the different time zones or starting the calls later when drivers are off the clock. But apparently, Ken Hall and Hoffa don’t want to work late!
We urge all UPS Teamsters who can to participate in the conference call. Contact TDU to get the call-in number and access code.