UPS is starting to install Lyxt Drive-Cam cameras on package cars.
The devices have both outward-facing and driver-facing cameras, capable of recording video and audio inside the truck.
The cameras can be set to only record when they are triggered by an incident, like swerving or sudden braking.
But, the cameras can also be set up to continuously record and even live-stream video and audio footage from outside and inside the truck.
Working Teamsters cannot afford to wait until management activates all of the spyware capability before our union takes action.
The International Union has strong rights under Article 6, Section 4 of our national contract to bargain over the effects of new technology and to negotiate protections.
Article 6, Section 6 prevents UPS from terminating a driver based solely on technology, but allows other forms of discipline and harassment.
UPS Freight, now TForce Freight, signed an agreement that the company will not install any inward-looking video cameras or recorders in any vehicles, and it bans any outward-looking cameras from being used for disciplinary purposes.
But the Package Division has been silent when it comes to protecting Teamsters at UPS.