Video: Fighting Back from UPS to Amazon
We’ve got a lot to celebrate this Labor Day. Rank-and-file organizing is on the rise, and workers are fighting back from UPS to Amazon. Check out the new video from TDU.Read more
Teamsters Ramp Up Logistics Organizing at Cinci DHL Hub
The Teamsters Union is stepping up efforts to organize workers at the largest DHL air hub in the United States.Read more
Law 360: "Teamsters Gear Up For Knockout Fight With UPS"
Reprinted from Law360 Employment Authority.
The Teamsters are getting a head start on their campaign to secure a new labor contract at UPS, and experts said widespread dissatisfaction with the current agreement and new union leadership could indicate that the union is prepared to follow through on its early threats of a strike.Read more
Highlights from the 2022-2026 Tentative DHL National Agreement
The International Union has published highlights for the 2022-2026 Tentative DHL National Agreement covering 3500 Teamsters. The IBT writes that the tentative agreement “is the most financially lucrative agreement in the history of the National Master and provides significant gains for the members,” and that it contains no givebacks or concessions.Read more
Yellow Change of Operations: Bidding Opens in the West
The Yellow freight change of operations is moving forward in the West, with the rest of the country to follow later. The change will implement the “Super Regional” network and integrate Reddaway and YRC terminals, and utilize Utility Drivers extensively. Nine terminals are closing in the West.Read more
Central States Pension Fund Expects $35 Billion Grant Soon
The Central States Pension Fund, according to the latest quarterly financial report, has $7.4 billion in assets, and continues to decline. But help is arriving soon. The Fund filed an application on April 28 for $35.1 billion in a grant to protect Teamsters’ earned pensions at least through 2051, and hopefully well beyond that.
UPDATE: The Central States Fund now reports that they resubmitted a revised application on August 12 to the PBGC, and expects a decision within 120 days (by December 10). A favorable decision is all but assured, so the needed funds to protect all pensions at least through 2051 will follow. This delay should not cause any interruption in pension payments, as the Fund has sufficient money on hand for a few more years.Read more
Teamsters Kick Off Campaign to Make UPS Deliver
Teamster members at UPS have begun a nationwide contract campaign kickoff at UPS with parking lot rallies and leafleting one year before our contract expires and on the 25th anniversary of the successful 1997 Teamster strike at UPS.Read more
Judge Says Employers Cannot Give Absence ‘Points’ to Fatigued or Ill Drivers
Teamster grocery drivers have won a case with implications for commercial drivers in every industry. A judge has ordered Albertsons to pay nearly $200,000 in damages for issuing attendance policy penalty “points” to drivers who refused to drive due to illness or fatigue.Read more
UPS Contract Kickoff – Update & Materials
The Teamster Contract Campaign at UPS will kick off with a series of workplace action nationwide, starting as soon as August 1. The International Union has released a great toolkit of materials for members and local unions to use at rallies, parking lot meetings, and leafleting actions at UPS locations.Read more
UPS Operating Profit Climbs to $3.5 Billion for 2nd Quarter
United Parcel Service’s second quarter profits rose 8.5% over last year to $3.5 billion in operating profit. Management’s press release to Wall Street also reports that revenue rose to $24.8 billion for the quarter and projects that revenue for 2022 will top $100 billion.