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    UPS And The International Brotherhood Of Teamsters Begin Contract Negotiations

    ATLANTA, Oct. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
    • National Master Agreements Cover 250,000 UPS Employees
    • Current 5-year Pact Runs Through July 31, 2018
    UPS (NYSE: UPS) today confirmed contract talks with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have begun on new collective bargaining agreements. The current five-year contract continues through July 31, 2018.

    'UPS and the union have many shared objectives and our intent is to negotiate in an environment of mutual respect,” said Al Gudim, UPS Labor Relations President. 'We believe all parties recognize that taking care of our customers with reliable service is the key to maintaining a company that rewards our employees and provides excellent job security. We are in a rapidly changing industry and look forward to working together with union negotiators to strongly position UPS for the future.”

    UPS has maintained contractual relationships with the Teamsters since the 1930s. Since the initial contract, the ranks of Teamster-represented UPS employees has grown from a few thousand to more than 250,000 today.

    https://globenewswire.com/news-relea...otiations.html

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    A contract proposal @ 135 on 10-8 Sunday morning meeting. Demand 1 week vacation returned, (which the company will do anyway) & 50 cents per hour each year & the medical & pension stays the same. If that is the starting line then you know ABF will offer less. Why not a buck an hour & 2 weeks vacation after 1 year, Able to work under protest except for cardinal rule, which we voted out 2 contracts ago. You have to demand more in these meetings or you wont get anything worth a dam. von.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vongrimmenstein View Post
    A contract proposal @ 135 on 10-8 Sunday morning meeting. Demand 1 week vacation returned, (which the company will do anyway) & 50 cents per hour each year & the medical & pension stays the same. If that is the starting line then you know ABF will offer less. Why not a buck an hour & 2 weeks vacation after 1 year, Able to work under protest except for cardinal rule, which we voted out 2 contracts ago. You have to demand more in these meetings or you wont get anything worth a dam. von.
    That is a fact! And one that is apparently lost on our leadership.

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    Don't worry ABF Teamsters... your negotiations will begin shortly... after all... your contract won't expire till April 1st... not July 31st like theirs... lol

    And why the need to start 4 months earlier than ABF... you say... that's because theirs won't be a one shot... take it or leave it deal!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Docker View Post
    Don't worry ABF Teamsters... your negotiations will begin shortly... after all... your contract won't expire till April 1st... not July 31st like theirs... lol

    And why the need to start 4 months earlier than ABF... you say... that's because theirs won't be a one shot... take it or leave it deal!!!
    I can’t believe this day and age we still have these clowns representing us, They should’ve been voted out years ago...

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    'Tough' talks ahead: Union wants new UPS worker contract to focus on health care, pension benefits

    UPS and International Brotherhood of Teamsters confirmed this week that they are starting work on a new collective bargaining agreement that covers 250,000 workers, including about 11,000 in Louisville.

    While the current five-year contract between the Atlanta-based global shipper and its drivers, truck mechanics, dock workers and package handlers extends until July 31 next year, the parties start early because it takes several months to reach terms on more than 30 supplemental agreements and riders to an extensive master contract.

    Teamsters leaders predicted that the coming negotiations won't be smooth sailing because they intend to target concessions that the union made in 2013, particularly in health care and pension benefits.

    UPS, for instance, trimmed its health care obligations, which passed higher co-payments and other costs to workers, said Fred Zuckerman, president of Local 89 in Louisville.

    Now that the company is posting record profits, „we want some of that back... We really took a beating in health care costs” and retiree benefits, Zuckerman said.

    UPS reported a second-quarter operating profit of $2.2 billion, an increase of nearly 9 percent over the same quarter in 2016 because of strong performances in its domestic, freight and supply chain segments.

    UPS officials, who are now in contract talks separately with Teamsters representing aircraft mechanics, have maintained that they pay good wages and benefits to all of their employees. But they say repeatedly they have to balance providing fair compensation with maintaining profitability and growth.

    In a statement announcing the start of bargaining, Al Gudim, president of labor relations for UPS, said: “We are in a rapidly changing industry and look forward to working together with union negotiators to strongly position UPS for the future."

    UPS and the Teamsters have had contracts since the 1930s when a few thousand workers were covered under the early collective bargaining agreements. Louisville's Teamster-represented workforce now includes part-time sorters, equipment mechanics and those who refuel vehicles at the local air operations hub.

    The bargaining locally will begin in the next week, but it's put aside during the peak work weeks leading up to the holidays. Talks then resume in January.

    Zuckerman, who made an unsuccessful bid earlier this year to oust current International president James Hoffa, said during his campaign that workers at UPS sites across the country have been unhappy about what they lost under the current agreement.

    'It's going to be a tough contract," Zuckerman said.

    http://www.courier-journal.com/story...its/751034001/

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    'Tough' talks ahead: Union wants new UPS worker contract to focus on health care, pension benefits

    UPS and International Brotherhood of Teamsters confirmed this week that they are starting work on a new collective bargaining agreement that covers 250,000 workers, including about 11,000 in Louisville.

    While the current five-year contract between the Atlanta-based global shipper and its drivers, truck mechanics, dock workers and package handlers extends until July 31 next year, the parties start early because it takes several months to reach terms on more than 30 supplemental agreements and riders to an extensive master contract.

    Teamsters leaders predicted that the coming negotiations won't be smooth sailing because they intend to target concessions that the union made in 2013, particularly in health care and pension benefits.

    UPS, for instance, trimmed its health care obligations, which passed higher co-payments and other costs to workers, said Fred Zuckerman, president of Local 89 in Louisville.

    Now that the company is posting record profits, „we want some of that back... We really took a beating in health care costs” and retiree benefits, Zuckerman said.

    UPS reported a second-quarter operating profit of $2.2 billion, an increase of nearly 9 percent over the same quarter in 2016 because of strong performances in its domestic, freight and supply chain segments.

    UPS officials, who are now in contract talks separately with Teamsters representing aircraft mechanics, have maintained that they pay good wages and benefits to all of their employees. But they say repeatedly they have to balance providing fair compensation with maintaining profitability and growth.

    In a statement announcing the start of bargaining, Al Gudim, president of labor relations for UPS, said: “We are in a rapidly changing industry and look forward to working together with union negotiators to strongly position UPS for the future."

    UPS and the Teamsters have had contracts since the 1930s when a few thousand workers were covered under the early collective bargaining agreements. Louisville's Teamster-represented workforce now includes part-time sorters, equipment mechanics and those who refuel vehicles at the local air operations hub.

    The bargaining locally will begin in the next week, but it's put aside during the peak work weeks leading up to the holidays. Talks then resume in January.

    Zuckerman, who made an unsuccessful bid earlier this year to oust current International president James Hoffa, said during his campaign that workers at UPS sites across the country have been unhappy about what they lost under the current agreement.

    'It's going to be a tough contract," Zuckerman said.

    http://www.courier-journal.com/story...its/751034001/
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    Leaders from UPS Local Unions Overwhelmingly Accept Contract Proposals



    More than 260 local union leaders who represent Teamsters at UPS and UPS Freight gathered today in the Washington DC area to review national contract proposals, all of which were approved.

    General President Jim Hoffa, Chairman of the UPS National Negotiating Committee (NNC), said the proposals will be submitted to the company when national negotiations begin in January.

    Contract proposals adopted today by the NNC focus on subcontracting, excessive hours and other issues. For UPS members, additional proposals were adopted related to ongoing harassment and increases in the average size and weight of shipments; UPS Freight proposals also took up the issue of blackout weeks.

    During opening remarks at the “two-person” meeting – in which two representatives from each UPS and UPS Freight local union meet – Hoffa said UPS Teamsters are energized and ready to fight for a strong contract in 2018.

    'The Teamsters UPS contract is without question the strongest labor agreement in the country, but we have major issues at stake in upcoming negotiations. Pensions, UPS’s use of new technology and the challenges posed by competitors like Amazon are going to weigh heavily in talks with the company. We have a strong, experienced committee that is ready to win the best contract possible for our members,” Hoffa said.

    Denis Taylor, NNC Co-Chair and Director of the Teamsters Package Division, thanked local union leaders for working with the committee to compile proposals from members at UPS and UPS Freight.

    Our local unions stepped up and made sure their members’ input was heard today and gathered thousands of contract proposal forms,” Taylor said. “We will present many of these proposals to the company when our first negotiating meetings take place in January.”

    The current National Master Agreement, which covers more than 250,000 UPS Teamster members, expires on July 31, 2018.

    Negotiating committees for UPS and UPS Freight are at the very beginning stages of the bargaining process. Supplemental committees are meeting individually over the course of the next two months to exchange proposals with the company and engage in multi-day negotiating meetings. After these supplemental meetings and peak season, national negotiations will begin in January.

    https://teamster.org/news/2017/10/le...ract-proposals

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