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    Teamsters, UPS come to terms on all noneconomic issues

    Union says wages, benefits part of the next round of negotiations

    The Teamsters and UPS Inc. came to terms on all noneconomic issues during national contract negotiations on Tuesday, the union said.

    “We have reached tentative agreement on well over 40 noneconomic issues that affect all our members at UPS, and we did it as a team. The Teamsters haven’t sacrificed a single concession in these negotiations,” said Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer Fred Zuckerman in a statement on the union’s Facebook page.

    “Very soon we will review the language, changes and improvements in all articles with the entire membership. Plus, the fun part now begins to fight for significant wage increases for everyone — full-timers, part-timers, long-timers, everyone,” he said.

    Zuckerman and Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien will review and discuss all noneconomic tentative agreements live with members during a webinar on Wednesday. Other union representatives and UPS Teamster rank-and-filers will also share their thoughts during the call, the Teamsters said.

    The Teamsters National Negotiating Committee expects to exchange its full economic package with UPS negotiators on Wednesday morning. All remaining top issues affecting a tentative new contract, protecting more than 340,000 UPS Teamsters, are economic. These are the highest-profile issues and ones that are historically the most contentious.

    The two sides are negotiating a new master contract to replace the existing 5-year pact, which expires July 31. The union has warned it will pull the 340,000 UPS Teamsters off their jobs if an agreement isn’t reached by Aug. 1.

    The biggest issues left include full- and part-time wage increases for all; health and welfare benefit protections and enhancements; pension increases; rewards for longtime UPS Teamsters across classifications; elimination of personal vehicle drivers; and more conversion of part-time jobs to full time.

    The elimination of a two-tier “22.4” job classification, which the Teamsters said penalizes junior workers who perform the same functions as senior workers, will be dealt with as part of the Teamsters’ economic package, the union said. The 22.4 refers to the number of the language in the master contract.

    “Putting an end to this 22.4 classification is one of our biggest strike issues at UPS, and it will be eradicated during our economic negotiations. The Teamsters’ entire committee and our full membership are committed to making this happen,” O’Brien said. “It’s thrilling to announce that our team — representing so many hardworking Teamsters at UPS and their families — have reached tentative agreement on all of our noneconomic issues.

    “Not only did we achieve this without concessions, we negotiated each of these issues favorably and to their finality for our members. Big money issues will be tackled next, so keep those chin straps buckled tight,” he said.

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    UPS Teamsters Threatening Nationwide Strike if Demands Not Met By Friday, Says There Would Be ‘Devastating Disruptions to Supply Chain’

    The Teamsters working for UPS have threatened a nationwide strike if their demands are not met by Friday.

    The International Brotherhood of Teamsters walked away from the bargaining table on Wednesday and “officially demanded UPS exchange its last, best, and final offer no later than June 30,” according to a press release from the group.

    “The Teamsters gave UPS a one-week notice on Tuesday to act responsibly and exchange a stronger economic proposal for more than 340,000 full- and part-time workers,” the press release continued. “UPS executives couldn’t make it one more day without insulting and ignoring union leaders and rank-and-filers as negotiations resumed on Wednesday.”

    The Teamsters said that they had “reached consensus on 55 non-economic issues with the company on June 19,” but that “UPS has continued to seek a cost-neutral contract during economic negotiations.”

    “The world’s largest delivery company that raked in more than $100 billion in revenue last year has made it clear to its union workforce that it has no desire to reward or respectfully compensate UPS Teamsters for their labor and sacrifice,” the Teamsters said. “During the past week, UPS returned an appalling counterproposal to the union’s financial package, offering miniscule raises and wage cuts to traditional cost-of-living adjustments.”

    The organization threatened that with Friday being the deadline to return a “last, best, and final offer,” the company “risks putting itself on strike by August 1 and causing devastating disruptions to the supply chain in the U.S. and other parts of the world.”

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    “The largest single-employer strike in American history now appears inevitable,” said Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien. “Executives at UPS, some of whom get tens of millions of dollars a year, do not care about the hundreds of thousands of American workers who make this company run. They don’t care about our members’ families. UPS doesn’t want to pay up. Their actions and insults at the bargaining table have proven they are just another corporation that wants to keep all the money at the top. Working people who bust their asses every single day do not matter, not to UPS.”

    The negotiations have been ongoing for about two months.
    The Gateway Pundit has reached out to UPS for comment and will update this story if one is provided.


    • #3
      Sounds like we might get an unscheduled vacation August 1. Honestly the freight strike of 1994. I really enjoyed the time off.


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        O’Brien, Teamsters Negotiating Committee to Hold Press Conference July 1

        Press Contact: Kara Deniz Phone: (202) 497-6610 Email: [email protected]

        (WASHINGTON) — Today, UPS — under extraordinary pressure from the Teamsters to deliver a strong contract — gave the union a revised counterproposal with significant movement on wages and other economic language. The company pleaded for the opportunity to continue negotiating, pledging across the table to reach a deal no later than July 5 for 340,000 Teamster package delivery drivers and warehouse logistics workers nationwide.

        “UPS Teamsters have strategically navigated this process for maximum leverage against this multibillion-dollar corporation. At every step, we are forcing them to do what they don’t want to do, which is give our members more money and better protections at work,” said Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien. “We have repeatedly told UPS that a new contract must be in place by August 1. The Teamsters will not work one minute beyond the expiration of our current agreement. UPS did not want to make progress on economics, but they conceded today that they will reach a deal by July 5 because they have no choice.”

        “UPS came back with real movement, but it isn’t enough. After they left the room, our national committee had a long dialogue and the universal consensus was to continue our leverage campaign. One of two things is going to happen next — UPS will come to terms on a deal we can confidently recommend to our members or UPS will fail and the company will put itself on the street,” said Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer Fred Zuckerman. “Thousands of UPS Teamsters are practice picketing right now across the country, showing UPS how serious we are about getting the best contract in our history.”

        O’Brien, Zuckerman, and the full UPS Teamsters National Negotiating Committee will hold a press conference outside Teamsters headquarters on Saturday, July 1, to provide an up-to-the minute progress report of UPS’s actions at the bargaining table.

        The Teamsters are fighting to win a strong agreement at UPS that guarantees better pay for all workers, eliminates a two-tier wage system, increases full-time jobs, resolves safety and health concerns, and provides stronger protections against managerial harassment.

        “We break our backs working for this company. UPS needs to recognize our sacrifices not just with empty words, calling us ‘essential workers,’ but by putting the pay, benefits, and protections we deserve into a contract,” said Cesar Castro, a part-time UPS Teamster with Local 396 in Los Angeles and a member of the Teamsters National Negotiating Committee. “Every UPS Teamster expects this by July 5 or we will be ready to strike.”

        UPS recorded $100 billion in revenue and over $13 billion in profits last year alone.

        WHAT: UPS Teamsters Press Conference

        WHO: Sean M. O’Brien, Teamsters General President;
        Fred Zuckerman, Teamsters General Secretary Treasurer;
        the UPS Teamsters National Negotiating Committee

        WHEN: Saturday, July 1, 12:00 p.m. EDT

        WHERE: International Brotherhood of Teamsters Headquarters
        25 Louisiana Ave., NW
        Washington, D.C. 20001

        The event will be livestreamed at

        **To RSVP for Saturday’s press conference, please email Kara Deniz at [email protected]**


        • #5
          Sounds like negotiations broke off this morning about 4 AM Wednesday the 5 th. “Yawn,” so the saga continues.


          • #6
            Originally posted by unionman View Post
            Sounds like negotiations broke off this morning about 4 AM Wednesday the 5 th. “Yawn,” so the saga continues.


            • #7