This January, ABF will be the first freight employer to begin contract negotiations and set the industry standard. Teamsters United is coordinating with concerned freight members, stewards and officers to win good contracts at ABF, YRC, Holland, New Penn, and UPS Freight.
The Election Appeals Master issued a ruling today denying members a rerun of the International Union election. Judge Kathleen Roberts declined to overrule the Election Supervisor, saying he could only be overturned for “abuse of discretion” and that the appeal did not meet this high standard.
The Teamster contract proposals to UPS and UPS Freight were set on October 17.
But the Hoffa administration has ordered that the contract proposals be kept secret from the members. Do you agree with this Information Brownout?
On Oct 17, the National Negotiating Committee will meet with local officers to set the union’s bargaining demands. UPS Teamsters will be watching.
Download and distribute the UPS Contract Update to inform and unite members around key issues members want included in the bargaining demands and in the contract.
In a letter to Hoffa and Package Division Director Denis Taylor, Fred Zuckerman outlined contract changes to aggressively take on harassment, unfair discipline, and excessive overtime at UPS.
In a speech to the Women’s Conference, IBT Vice President Kim Schultz spoke out on the need for more women’s leadership in the Teamsters. In response, some Hoffa supporters booed and walked out. Most of the Teamster sisters there stayed, applauded, and thanked Kim for speaking up. Read Kim’s speech and judge it for yourself.
Hoffa fires Sean O'Brien as Parcel Division Director and Co-Chair of the UPS National Negotiating Committee.
Now that I've got your attention let me tell my thoughts on this.
The UPS contract expires exactly one year from today. In the last two UPS contracts, the Hoffa-Hall crew has settled early and they have settled short. The contract expiration date gives us bargaining leverage. It’s time to use it to win the contract members deserve.
Teamsters United has launched a Contract Unity Pledge to send UPS and the International Union a message that members are fed up with harassment and contract givebacks.
Teamster volunteers are asking UPSers to sign a Contract Unity Pledge that says, “I will stand with Teamster members at UPS to defeat harassment and contract givebacks and win the contract we deserve.”
Four hundred thousand Teamsters in the Central States are at risk of losing their pensions and tens of thousands of Teamsters in other funds face the threat of pension cuts.
A Hoffa-appointed panel has found Hoffa’s Executive Assistant Willie Smith not guilty after Smith was caught taking Playboy Super Bowl Party tickets from Teamster employer Southern Wine & Spirits. Their miscarriage of justice will now go before Judge Barbara Jones for review.