Ten weeks. That’s the latest word from IBT Package Director Denis Taylor on how long it will take UPS to issue retro checks–money owed to you–following the April 29 implementation of the contract. Taylor reported to officers and agents at the national grievance panel meeting that retro checks are expected in the first pay period in July. There is no report that Taylor attempted to do anything about the stretching out of “6-8 weeks” to 10-11 weeks.
The final vote on the UPS national contract was held today, and the Metro Detroit Rider was ratified by an unofficial vote of 295-121. The International Union has declaredthe contract in effect, and says that UPS "will attempt to implement required raises during the next weekly pay period."
"At the Black Leadership Conference, I was inspired by the dedication of TDU members who've been fighting for years. I'm learning a lot from my TDU brothers and sisters. I want to make the union stronger. That's what TDU is about and that's why I joined."
The International Union has made a tentative agreement for a one-year extension of the National Carhaul Contract. It will now go to the local officers for review, and then to the carhaul membership for a ratification vote.