June 24, 2013: Updated 6 pm. Louisville Local 89 voted by 4156 to 509 against the national contract which led to a decisive rejection of the entire Central Region Supplement, the largest supplemental agreement.
Louisville's big no vote adds to strong rejections from most locals in Ohio, Michigan and Iowa. We expect Indiana to reject the agreement when Indianapolis Local 135 votes are counted. It will be the last local counted.
Louisville Local 89 Teamsters rejected the contract by 89% (a fitting number). Their vote came after the International union and management teamed up for an all-out campaign for Yes votes in the nation’s largest UPS local.
The defeat of the Central Supplement comes one day after the Western Supplement was voted down.
In the West, the huge No vote in the Southern California locals and Arizona sunk the tentative agreement there, including the Western Supplement. Three locals headed by top officials saw their members vote No by the widest margins: Local 63, headed by International Vice president Randy Cammack, Local 396, headed by International Trustee Ron Herrera, and Local 104, headed by chief Western UPS Negotiator Andy Marshall.
The national contract will pass with 53% of the vote. But most of the members will be voting again, perhaps more than once, because of the rejection of most supplemental agreements.
Now 17 supplements and riders have been rejected: the Central Region, the Western Region, the Louisville Air Rider, the Southwest Package Rider, Western Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Local 623, Metro Philadelphia (including Delaware and S. New Jersey), New Jersey Local 177, New York Local 804, Upstate New York, the Ohio Rider, the Michigan Rider, the Metro Detroit Rider, as well as smaller agreements, such as Pittsburgh Local 926, UPS TCI, Latin American Inc. (Miami) Local 769, and New Jersey Local 177 Mechanics.
Our local-by-local chart includes all votes that have been tallied.
Renegotiate the Health Care Benefit Cuts!
The No Vote is heaviest in areas affected where members are being moved out of their healthcare plan.
The members have sent Hoffa and Hall a message: go back to the table and protect our healthcare benefits!
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UPS Teamsters rejected a record number of supplements and riders in the contract vote—and have sent Ken Hall and UPS back to the bargaining table.
It will take membership involvement and national coordination to reverse the healthcare cuts and win contract improvements.
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