Kroger Finally Agrees to $2 per Hour Hazard Pay
Kroger finally joined the bulk of the food distribution and retail industry in raising pay by $2 per hour for at least the next three weeks. The move came on March 31, one week after TDU exposed Kroger’s failure to join most similar companies in a $2 raise for front-line essential workers.Read more
Demand Amazon Reinstate Fired COVID-19 Whistleblower
Amazon has fired a worker who led a protest demanding health and safety protections against COVID-19. UPS Teamsters are uniting to support the whistleblower and demand his reinstatement.Read more
Making UPS Deliver Hand Sanitizer & Cleaning Supplies
Listen to Our COVID-19 Conference Call
More than 700 UPS Teamsters joined a national conference call on meeting the challenge of the COVID-19 crisis.Read more
Help UPS Teamsters Protect Ourselves and the Public From COVID-19
While millions of Americans are quarantined in their homes, UPS workers are on the job and in the public every day making sure hospitals and the homebound are getting critical supplies.
We’re proud to be serving our communities and we know the country is depending on us. But if we are going to be a part of the solution to this crisis we need to be protected. As essential workers we are at much higher risk of contracting the Coronavirus and UPS failing to protect us is a failure to protect the public.
UPS makes billions in profits. They can track a package anywhere around the globe, but they won’t track down the sanitizer, masks and gloves that UPS workers need to keep ourselves and our families safe. Many of us use company bathrooms that don’t even have soap or hand sanitizer. This has to stop!
UPS workers are organizing to protect ourselves from COVID-19 and we need your help!
UPS Teamsters United is an independent grassroots network of UPS workers. We don’t get a penny of funding from UPS or the union.
We’re raising donations to fund grassroots campaigns to make UPS management:
provide PPE like sanitizer, gloves and masks that will save the lives of workers and the public
tell employees if we’ve been exposed to COVID-19 in our workplace
maintain our healthcare benefits if we are laid off because of the economic crisis
Our grassroots movement growing. We’re informing and uniting tens of thousands of UPS workers, getting our stories into the media, and getting results. We’ve already forced the company to provide paid leave to workers who get COVID-19. But there’s so much more to do. Your donation today can help save lives and protect workers and our communities.
All donations will be managed by TRF, a nonprofit 501c3, and the fiscal sponsor of Teamsters for a Democratic Union and the UPS Teamsters United campaign.Donate
Senate Bill Fails to Protect Pensions: Battle Continues Now
The $2 trillion stimulus package which passed the Senate and will likely soon be passed by the House, called the “Phase 3” plan to revive the economy, did not include protection for earned pensions. But that fight is alive right now, because a new “Phase 4” bill will be considered in late April.Read more
How to File for Unemployment Insurance
You can file for unemployment insurance (UI) by contacting your state’s unemployment insurance program. Click here to find contact information for your state’s program.Read more
Republic Services: Reinstate Employee Greg Dowis NOW
UPDATED --- Teamster Greg Dowis is back to work with full back pay thanks to solidarity!
Republic Services, a multibillion dollar trash and landfill corporation, suspended Teamster Greg Dowis for speaking out about worker safety during the coronavirus pandemic. Sign this petition launched by the IBT Waste Division to demand that Republic Services reinstate Greg Dowis with full back pay NOW!Read more
COVID-19 Update: Teamsters on the Front Lines
Teamsters are stepping up to provide essential services for our neighbors and communities. And we’re uniting to protect our health and safety and win economic security in a time of crisis.Read more
Food Industry Teamsters get $2 raise – Why Not Kroger?
Some Teamsters and other essential workers in the food distribution industry have won a $2/hour temporary raise. But the largest Teamster grocery employer, Kroger, so far has paid just a bonus, not a raise.Read more