UPSers Show Solidarity in Syracuse

September 28, 2010: Teamsters at the UPS hub in Syracuse knew they needed a show of unity to counter all the grief they get daily from UPS management. So they held a rank-and-file day of action to educate members on how to enforce our contract.

“Our action brought package drivers and part-timers out front so UPS could see we’re in this together,” reported 22.3 Teamster Bill Shaughnessy. “We’re tired of supervisors working and the package guys have had it up to here with 9.5 grievances,” added steward John DePietro.

“We wanted to send the message that there’s solidarity out there as we face management on the issues,” added Shaughnessy. Both reported members responded positively to the action so they are considering making it a monthly event. DePietro said, “We hope that the idea of a rank and file day of action at UPS spreads to other hubs and centers throughout upstate New York and elsewhere.”

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