Volume Up, Time to Demand More Driving Jobs

February 10, 2012: UPS predicts package volume in the U.S. will grow two to three percent in 2012. Will growing volume mean more jobs—or just more production harassment?

Profits aren’t the only thing on the rise at UPS. Volume is also up—and the company expects volume to increase even faster in 2012.

UPS says Teamsters will handle two to three percent more packages in 2012.

Excessive overtime and production harassment are already at all-time highs.

The International Union needs to make a stand and mobilize to make UPS create more full-time jobs—including driving jobs.

President Hoffa and Ken Hall, our union’s Secretary-Treasurer and Package Division Director, told a conference call of UPS stewards in October that the company has agreed to review its dispatches and hire more drivers to match the number of drivers employed when volume was previously at this level.

Hall pledged to launch a public campaign if UPS doesn’t fulfill its promises to curb production harassment, respect 9.5 rights and hire more drivers.

It’s time for Hoffa and Hall to put up or shut up.

Volume during peak was up by 3.3 percent. UPS has announced that volume will grow by two to three percent in 2012.

Teamsters in TDU’s Make UPS Deliver network are working together to hold Hoffa and Hall to their promises and to demand that UPS hire more drivers to handle growing volume.

Get involved. Contact TDU today.

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