UPSers Launch National Petition Drive

March 2, 2009: UPS is denying thousands of Teamsters full-time job opportunities—in violation of our union contract. Now, working Teamsters are getting together to do something about it.

Article 22.3 of our contract requires the company to maintain 20,000 combo jobs nationally. The company is thousands of jobs short of the 20,000 quota—and is eliminating more full-time combo jobs every day.

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Click here to download the petition.

Click here to download an informational leaflet you can print out and give to fellow Teamsters.

Texas Teamsters Take Action

At the Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport, UPS dissolved more than 100 full-time combo positions in February. Members filed grievances, but got the brush off by Local 767 officials.

Instead of getting discouraged, members got active. They contacted TDU and organized a meeting with TDU Southern Region organizer Willie Hardy.

National Effort to Save FT Jobs

The following day, Local 767 members joined concerned UPS Teamsters from 25 locals on a national conference call organized by TDU. Members on the call launched a national petition drive to press our union to make UPS create all the full-time combo jobs required by the contract.

The petition calls on the International Union to file a national grievance and to conduct a national audit of full-time job elimination.

More UPS Teamsters are planning TDU meetings and petitioning at their UPS buildings. For more information on how to get involved, go to www.MakeUPSDeliver.org, or call TDU at (313) 842-2600.

Part-Time America Won’t Work, but rank-and-file power will. Let’s work together to enforce our contract and make UPS create the full-time jobs that so many Teamsters need.

This month’s Convoy Dispatch centerfold gives a national picture of UPS’s Full-Time Jobs Takeaway. Click here to view the article or view it as a map here.

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