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UPS Contract Update for February 8

As the Teamsters National UPS and UPS Freight Negotiating Committees prepare to resume contract negotiations on February 19, members are continuing to take an active role and asking questions.

More than 20,000 Teamsters joined the UPS and UPS Freight contract negotiations update call on January 28, and scores of members left questions after the call.

Many of the questions addressed health, welfare and pension benefits, part-time pay, full-time jobs, harassment, excessive overtime, managers taking bargaining unit work and other important topics. Members were able to ask questions and then leave a message with a question after the call for the Division to review. Below are the most frequently asked questions.

Q: Will we address health and welfare and pension benefits?

A: Our negotiating committee sees this as a top priority for our members. Our surveys and feedback from members back this up. The IBT will continue to fight for the best benefits possible. We have received many proposals from the membership on these issues. Economic issues such as health and welfare and pension contributions, wage increases and wage progressions are discussed after many of the language proposals dealing with conditions are addressed. It is difficult to tell exactly when that will occur but we will let the membership know when that time comes.

Q: What is the IBT doing about the fact that there are not enough people filling part-time jobs?

A: Addressing understaffing in all classifications is a top priority. We will attempt to address this by bringing the part-time wage scale up. This will help with retention of part timers already working and allow UPS to hire a sufficient number of employees to staff its operations. We consider the current wage scale to be outdated, and UPS will have a hard time saying otherwise.

Q: Will more part-time jobs be converted to full-time in this contract?

A: We are proposing 10,000 additional full-time jobs over the term of the new contract. This is another way to address the chronic understaffing.

Q: How are we addressing harassment on the job?

A: We have a strong proposal under Article 37 Section 1 (http://ibt.io/UPSprop) that addresses this ongoing problem. Currently, the union and the company have proposals that are far apart on this issue. However, this is a serious concern for many of our members and we will continue to fight for strong language.

Q: When will the IBT address the 70 hour/8 day work week and excessive forced overtime?

A: We have a proposal under Article 37 Section 1 (c) (http://ibt.io/UPSprop) that essentially revamps the “9.5” process. As the negotiations proceed, the hours of service issue will be dealt with as part of an overall discussion on overtime. The committee’s position is very clear: the 70 hour/8 day work week does not work for Package Drivers.

Q:  Are you going to push for one-line seniority at UPS Freight?

A: The Union has proposed “work rules” to either be negotiated on a local or regional basis and this is where that particular issue would be addressed. According to input from the negotiating committee, not all locations want a single/one-line seniority board.

Q: We continue to see road runs being moved by subcontractors at UPS Freight. Are we going to address that?

A: Yes. This has been an ongoing problem at UPS Freight. We have specific proposals to deal with subcontracting - It is the number one issue at UPS Freight.

While the committee cannot answer every question, a FAQ (frequently asked questions) section has been added to the UPSrising app under the UPS Rising news category (see information on how to download the app below.) As negotiations continue, the FAQ will be expanded to include more questions and answers.

“We appreciate all the members who left questions for the committees and we will continue to provide answers to these questions as negotiations move forward,” said Denis Taylor, Director of the Teamsters Package Division and Co-Chairman of the National UPS Negotiating Committee.

The next round of negotiations will take place Feb. 19-22.

Sign up for the UPSrising app where you can find the current UPS contract, along with all the UPS contract updates and other news. Download the app by searching “UPS Rising”

in the App Store or Google Play.

Visit the UPSRising Facebook page where members can see the latest updates. Go to “UPSRising” on Facebook. Or visit www.upsrising.org to see all the UPS Rising news.

Text “UPS” to 86466 to receive text message alerts (message and data rates may apply).

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Teamsters Make Progress During 2nd Week of UPS Contract Negotiations
February 1, 2018

The Teamsters National UPS Negotiating Committee has made progress on a variety of issues as the second week of contract negotiations with UPS wrapped up today.
“We are still early in the negotiations, but we are pleased to report that we made progress on a number of non-economic issues,” said Denis Taylor, Director of the Teamsters Package Division and Co-Chairman of the National UPS Negotiating Committee. “This week gives us momentum as we prepare for the next round of negotiations later this month.”
Among other issues, the following were on the table this week:
• Article 3, Section 7, Supervisors Working;
• Article 6, Technological Change;
• Article 37, Harassment, 8-Hour Requests and 9.5 language;
• Article 26, SurePost.
In the UPS Freight negotiations, National UPS Freight Negotiating Co-Chairman Kris Taylor reported progress as well.
“We addressed Article 7, Grievance Machinery; Article 15, Equipment and Safety; Article 20, Cooperation of Employees Fair Days Pay; Article 31, Lodging; and Article 32, Rain Gear, Glove and Yard Lights,” Taylor said.
The next round of negotiations will take place Feb. 18-22.
Sign up for the UPSrising app where you can find the current UPS contract, along with all the UPS contract updates and other news. Download the app by searching “UPS Rising” in the App Store or Google Play.
Visit the UPSRising Facebook page where members can see the latest updates. Go to “UPSRising” on Facebook. Or visit www.upsrising.org to see all the UPS Rising news. Text “UPS” to 86466 to receive text message alerts (message and data rates may apply).
AFLAC SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE

To all current members of Teamsters Local Union #71, Deb Hall from AFLAC will be at the Union Hall on Thursday, February 8, 2018 thru Friday, February 9, 2018 and she will be at the Membership meeting on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

She will return to the office on February 22, 2018 thru February 27, 2018. If you are interested in meeting with her, please call her directly at 252-349-6086.

Thanks, Joe Eason - President

CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS BEGINNING

GET INVOLVED!

UPS & UPS Freight Contract Negotiations will kick off in late January. For an update on the process of negotiations and what you can do to be involved please join Denis Taylor, Director, IBT Package Division for a conference call on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 6 pm eastern time. You can join by dialing into the number below. You can also signup at http://ibt.io/1-28UPScall and we will call you and join you to the conference call. Please encourage your fellow members to join this call as well. We MUST all work together to deliver the strong contract Teamster members deserve

WHAT:          UPS and UPS Contract Negotiations Update Call

WHEN:          Sunday, January 28, 2018, 6 pm eastern time

HOW:             Dial into 877-327-9495 and enter pin 111566 at 6 pm eastern time to be joined to call or go to http://ibt.io/1-28UPScall to register for the call and they will call you when the call begins. 

JOIN THE CALL! STAY INFORMED!

Download the UPS Rising app by searching “UPS Rising” in the App Store or Google Play. You can also follow the campaign at www.upsrising.org on Facebook @TeamUPSrising and on Twitter @ UPSrising. Text “UPS” to 86466 to receive text message alerts.

Message & data rates may apply

Company plans to fill 200 positions; Benefits include union contract pay rates and full paid health care

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW), has announced immediate plans to hire 200 qualified over-the-road drivers in cities across the U.S., primarily in Maybrook, NY; Buffalo, NY; St. Paul, MN; Chicago, Il; Salt Lake City, UT; Akron, OH; Cleveland, OH; Cin

 

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Company plans to fill 200 positions; Benefits include union contract pay rates and full paid health care

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW), has announced immediate plans to hire 200 qualified over-the-road drivers in cities across the U.S., primarily in Maybrook, NY; Buffalo, NY; St. Paul, MN; Chicago, Il; Salt Lake City, UT; Akron, OH; Cleveland, OH; Cincinnati, OH; North Indianapolis, IN; Charlotte, NC; Jackson, MS: Albuquerque, NM; and Kansas City, MO.

"YRC Freight is growing and our volumes are building," said Jeff Rogers, president of YRC Freight. "A huge key to our ability to prosper is engaged employees who are focused on working together with the common objective of on-time pickups and deliveries, claims free service, emphasis on safety, and the long-term commitment of delivering confidence to our customers every day."

A unionized company, YRC Freight makes available to its road drivers full paid health care benefits and vacation time. Drivers are paid union contract pay rates. All equipment is provided and maintained by the company and all fuel cost is paid for by the company. Many daily dispatches involve minimum time away from home. With the exception of team drivers, overnight stays for drivers are provided and paid for in hotel rooms.

YRC Freight recruits from approximately 100 truck-driving schools across the nation and is dedicated to investing in new hires. The company offers training for new drivers and helps them fine-tune their freight driving skills – including how to maneuver in city traffic and how to complete hazmat required paperwork.

"YRC Freight is a great place for drivers. We work as a team to get the job done and everyone treats each other with respect," said Wilson Meier, 11-year veteran driver with YRC Freight who was just named as the New York State Motor Truck Association Driver of the Year. "We have excellent health care benefits and our equipment is well maintained too," added Meier.

"We are the original LTL experts and while our name has recently changed, the caliber of our workforce and our commitment to our customers remains the same as it has been for the past 85 years," added Rogers. "Our strength is built on the talents and dedication of each and every employee. We invite safety-minded professional drivers with a strong work ethic and the desire to succeed to join our winning team."

Drivers interested in positions with YRC Freight can apply online by visiting www.yrcfreight.com/careers or www.yrcw.com/careers

About YRC Freight
YRC Freight, a leading trucker of industrial, commercial and retail goods, specializes in less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping solutions for businesses. Based in Overland Park, Kan., YRC Freight provides comprehensive North American coverage and offers a broad portfolio of LTL services to bring flexibility and reliability to customers' supply chains. For more information, visit www.yrcfreight.com.

Web site: www.yrcfreight.com 
Follow YRC Freight on Twitter: http://twitter.com/yrcfreight  
Follow YRC Worldwide on Twitter: http://twitter.com/yrcworldwide

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SOURCE YRC Worldwide; YRC Freight

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