NATIONAL MASTER UPS FREIGHT AGREEMENT

For The Period August 1, 2013 through July 31, 2018




ARTICLE 1. PARTIES TO THE AGREEMENT ...1
Section 1. Employees Covered... ...1
Section 2. Operations Covered... ...1
Section 3. Transfer of Company Title or Interest...1

ARTICLE 2. SCOPE OF AGREEMENT
...2
Section 1. Agreement... ...2
Section 2. Non-Covered Units... ...2
Section 3. Accretions... ...2

ARTICLE 3. RECOGNITION, UNION SHOP, AND CHECKOFF
... ...3
Section 1. Recognition... ...3
Section 2. Union Shop and Dues... 3
Section 3. Dues Checkoff... ...4

ARTICLE 4. STEWARDS
... ...6

ARTICLE 5
... ...8
Section 1. Seniority... ...8
Section 2. Layoffs... ...10
Section 3. Recall... ...11
Section 4. Posting... ...12
Section 5. Probationary Employees...1 3
Section 6. Purchase of Equipment... .13
Section 7. Unassigned Work... ...13

ARTICLE 6. SUSPENSION, DISCIPLINE AND DISCHARGE
...14
Section 1. Just Cause... ...14
Section 2. Notification in Writing...14
Section 3. Expiration of Prior Disciplinary Action for
Future Use in Progressive Discipline...14
Section 4. Prompt Action... ...14
Section 5. Suspensions... ...15

ARTICLE 7. LOCAL, REGIONAL AND NATIONAL GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES
... ...15
Section 1. ... ...15
Section 2. ... ...15
Section 3. Resolution of Grievances...16
Section 4. Miscellaneous... ...17
Section 5. Regional Grievance Panels...17
Section 6. National Grievance Panel...19

ARTICLE 8. PROTECTION OF RIGHTS
...21
Section 1. Picket Lines: Sympathetic Action...21
Section 2. Struck Goods... ...21

ARTICLE 9. LOSS OR DAMAGE
...21
Section 1. ... ...21
Section 2. ... ...22

ARTICLE 10. BOND AND INSURANCE
...22
Section 1. Bonds... ...22
Section 2. Insurance... ...23

ARTICLE 11. UNIFORMS
... ...23

ARTICLE 12. PASSENGERS
... ...23

ARTICLE 13. COMPENSATION CLAIMS
...24

ARTICLE 14. MILITARY CLAUSE
...25

ARTICLE 15. EQUIPMENT AND SAFETY
...26
Section 1. Safe Equipment... ...26
Section 2. Dangerous Conditions...27
Section 3. Accident Reports... .27
Section 4. Equipment Reports...28
Section 5. Qualifications on Equipment...28
Section 6. Hazardous Materials Program...29
Section 7. Union Liability... ...29
Section 8. Government Required Safety & Health Reports...29
Section 9. Equipment Requirements...29

ARTICLE 16. EXAMINATION AND IDENTIFICATION FEES
... ...31
Section 1. Required Examination... ...31
Section 2. Identification Fees...3 2
Section 3. Company Will Furnish Equipment...32
Section 4. Identification of Company Representatives...33

ARTICLE 17. PAY PERIOD
... ...33

ARTICLE 18. WORKDAY AND WORKWEEK
...33
Section 1. Casual Employees...3 3
Section 2. Full-time Employees...34
Section 3. Overtime... ...34
Section 4. Work in Other Classifications...35

ARTICLE 19. POSTING
... ...35
Section 1. Posting of Agreement...35
Section 2. Union Bulletin Boards...3 5

ARTICLE 20. COOPERATION OF EMPLOYEES/FAIR DAY’S PAY
...3 5
Section 1. Cooperation of Employees, Company and Union 35
Section 2. Fair Day’s Work for Fair Day’s Pay...36
Section 3. Safety and Health Committee...36
Section 4. Other Participation Teams...36

ARTICLE 21. UNION ACTIVITIES/LEAVE OF ABSENCE
...37
Section 1. Union Activities... ...37
Section 2. Leave of Absence... 37
Section 3. Medical Disqualification...38

ARTICLE 22. SEPARATION OF EMPLOYMENT
...38

ARTICLE 23. TIME SHEETS, TIME CLOCKS AND VIDEO CAMERAS
... ...38
Section 1. Time Sheets and Time Clocks...38
Section 2. Video Cameras... ...39
Section 3. Computer Tracking Devices...39

ARTICLE 24. LEAVE OF ABSENCE
...40
Section 1. Jury Duty Leave... ..40
Section 2. Subpoenas, Summons and Voluntary Appearances.40
Section 3. Family and Medical Leave...40
Section 4. Funeral Leave... ...40
Section 5. Personal Leave... ...41
Section 6. Casual FMLA... ...41

ARTICLE 25. BENEFITS
... ...42
Section 1. Medical Plans... ...42
Section 2. Discretionary Days...43
Section 3. 401(k) Plan... ...44
Section 4. Holidays... ...44
Section 5. Vacations... ...45
Section 6. Retirement... ...47
Section 7. Other Benefits... ...49

ARTICLE 26. WAGES
... ...49
Section 1. Full-time Local Cartage Employees...49
Section 2. Full-Time Road Employees...51
Section 3. Casual Employees...5 2
Section 4. Clerical Rates... ...53
Section 5. Paid for Time... ...54

ARTICLE 27. DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING
...55
Section 1. Controlled Substances Testing...55
Section 1.1 Employees Who Must Be Tested...55
Section 1.2 Testing... ...56
Section 1.3 Screening Test... ...56
Section 1.4 Confirmatory Test... ..56
Section 1.5 Laboratory Testing... ...57
Section 1.6 Types of Testing Required...58
Section 1.7 Pre-Qualification Testing...58
Section 1.8 Reasonable Cause Testing...58
Section 1.9 Post-Accident Drug Testing...59
Section 1.10 Notification... ...59
Section 1.11 Rehabilitation and Testing After Return To
Duty/SAP and Employer Duties...60
Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) ...60
Employer Responsibilities...61
Section 1.12 Disciplinary Action... .62
Section 1.13 Preparation for Testing...62
Section 1.14 Specimen Collection Procedures...63
Section 1.15 Specimen Shipping Preparations...66
Section 1.16 Medical Review Officer...67
Section 1.17 MRO Determination... ...68
Section 1.18 Record Retention... ...69
Section 1.19 Release of Drug Testing Information...69
Section 2. Alcohol Testing... ...69
Section 2.1 Employees Who Must Be Tested...70
Section 2.2 Testing... ...70
Section 2.3 Screening Test... ..70
Section 2.4 Confirmatory Test...71
Section 2.5 Types of Testing Required...71
Section 2.6 Reasonable Cause Testing...71
Section 2.7 Post-Accident Alcohol Testing...72
Law Enforcement Testing...73
Section 2.8 Random Testing... ...73
Section 2.9 Rehabilitation and Testing after Return to Duty 73
Employer Responsibilities...74
Section 2.10 Discipline... ...74
Section 2.11 Preparation for Testing...75
Section 2.12 Specimen Testing Procedures...75
Section 2.13 Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) ...77
Section 2.14 Record Retention... ...77
Section 2.15 Release of Alcohol Testing Information...78
Section 3. Provisions Applicable to Drug and Alcohol Testing78
Section 3.1 Leave of Absence for Rehabilitation...78
Section 3.2 Paid For Time... ...79
Section 3.3 Off-Duty DUI... ...80
Section 4. Training... ...80

ARTICLE 28. NON-DISCRIMINATION
...80

ARTICLE 29. MAINTENANCE OF STANDARDS
...80

ARTICLE 30. MEAL PERIOD
... ...81
Section 1. Road Driver Meals at Via Points...81
Section 2. City Driver Meals... 81
Section 3. Legal Requirements... ...81

ARTICLE 31. LODGING
... ...81

ARTICLE 32. RAIN GEAR, GLOVES, AND YARD LIGHTS
... ...82

ARTICLE 33. SANITARY CONDITIONS
...82

ARTICLE 34. JURISDICTIONAL DISPUTES
...82

ARTICLE 35. EMERGENCY REOPENING
...83

ARTICLE 36. GARNISHMENTS
...84

ARTICLE 37. SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF LICENSE AND EMPLOYEE’S BAIL
...84
Section 1. Employee Must Notify the Company of Violations 84
Section 2. Compliance with Company Instructions...84
Section 3. Employee Bail... ...85

ARTICLE 38. UNION AND COMPANY COOPERATION
...85
Section 1. Joint Cooperation... ...85
Section 2. Work Stoppages... ...85

ARTICLE 39. SEPARABILITY AND SAVINGS CLAUSE
...85

ARTICLE 40. CHANGE OF OPERATIONS
...86

ARTICLE 41.
[RESERVED]... ...89

ARTICLE 42. INCLUSIVENESS OF CONTRACT
...89
Section 1. Workweek Reduction...89
Section 2. New Equipment and Operations...89
Section 3. Extra Contract Agreements...89

ARTICLE 43. OTHER MODES OF TRANSPORTATION
...89

ARTICLE 44. SUBCONTRACTING
...90

ARTICLE 45. AIR CONDITIONING
...93

ARTICLE 46. SUPERVISOR WORKING
...93

ARTICLE 47. MILEAGE RATES
...93
Section 1. Mileage Rates... ...93
Section 2. Mileage Determination... ...94

ARTICLE 48. JOINT COMPETITION COMMITTEE
...94

ARTICLE 49. DURATION
... ...94

Memorandum of Understanding... ..94

Letter of Agreement
... ...94

Addendum to the UPS Freight Agreement Covering
Over-the-Road and Local Cartage Operations
...95

National UPS Freight Agreement“Zone” Addendum
...100

Memorandum of Understanding
... 102

Letter of Understanding
... ...103

Letter of Understanding
... ...103

Memorandum of Understanding
... 103

Memorandum of Understanding
... 104

Memorandum of Understanding
... 106

Memorandum of Understanding
... 106

Memorandum of Understanding
... 107

Letter of Agreement
... ...108

Memorandum of Understanding
... 108

Memorandum of Understanding
... 108

Line Haul Driver Addendum
... ...109