The Teamsters have claimed a significant victory of their negotiations with UPS, calling it a “historic UPS contact.”
Negotiations between UPS and the Teamsters broke down in early July, opening the door to a possible strike. In the end, it seems the 2 events have managed to work out their variations, placing a deal the Teamsters hailed as a recreation changer.
“Rank-and-file UPS Teamsters sacrificed every thing to get this nation by a pandemic and enabled UPS to reap record-setting income. Teamster labor strikes America. The union went into this battle dedicated to successful for our members. We demanded the very best contract within the historical past of UPS, and we acquired it,” stated Teamsters Normal President Sean M. O’Brien. “UPS has put $30 billion in new cash on the desk as a direct results of these negotiations. We’ve modified the sport, battling it out day and night time to verify our members received an settlement that pays robust wages, rewards their labor, and doesn’t require a single concession. This contract units a brand new customary within the labor motion and raises the bar for all staff.”
“UPS got here dangerously near placing itself on strike, however we saved agency on our calls for. In my greater than 40 years in Louisville representing members at Worldport — the most important UPS hub within the nation — I’ve by no means seen a nationwide contract that ranges the enjoying discipline for staff so dramatically as this one. The settlement places more cash in our members’ pockets and establishes a full vary of recent protections for them on the job,” stated Teamsters Normal Secretary-Treasurer Fred Zuckerman. “We stayed centered on our members and fought like hell to get every thing that full-time and part-time UPS Teamsters deserve.”
The brand new contract sees vital raises for full and part-time workers, bringing the common high fee of UPS drivers to $49 per hour. The contract additionally stipulates improved security and well being measures, together with air con and cargo air flow in firm autos. The contract additionally prevents workers from being pressured to work additional time on their days off, in addition to limits the busiest seasonal work interval. All workers may even obtain Martin Luther King Day as a full vacation.
All the listing of contract wins may be seen right here.