UPS Negotiations 2018

  • UPS Management Lies About Extent of Forced Overtime; Claims “No Drivers” Working Over 66 Hours per Week

    December 19, 2017 After UPS Management’s unilateral decision to increase drivers’ maximum hours from 60 to 70 hours per week, the Company has now escalated to outright lying to the press and the public about the extent it overworks its employees. This excess workload is a clear and present safety concern for the drivers and […]

  • Teamsters Local 174 Pulls Driver Safety Committees from All UPS Buildings

    Move Comes After UPS Unilaterally Implements 70-hour Workweek December 6, 2017 In the wake of Friday’s decision by UPS Management to change from a 60-hour/7-day workweek to a 70-hour/8-day workweek, Teamsters Local 174 package car drivers have ceased participation in all Safety Committees from UPS locations in Seattle, Shoreline, Tukwila, Pacific, Valley, and Redmond. “UPS’s […]

  • UPS Implements 8-day/70-hour Workweek; Teamsters Respond

    December 4, 2017 On Friday, December 1, 2017, UPS notified the Teamsters that they intend to implement a 70-hour/8-day workweek for the purposes of package drivers’ hours of service under DOT regulations. The following letter was delivered from International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa to UPS Chief Executive Officer David Abney on […]

  • UPS Negotiations: National Screening Process Begins

    September 25, 2017 Today begins the next step in the process of getting a new contract for our members at UPS, as the National Negotiating Committee – including Local 174 Secretary-Treasurer Rick Hicks, President Ted Bunstine, and Senior Business Agent Matt Webby – convenes near Washington, DC to assemble all the proposals from UPS members throughout […]

  • Taylor Named Package Division Director

    September 6, 2017 Denis Taylor, principal officer of Local 355 in Baltimore, has been appointed Package Division Director and co-chair of the UPS National Negotiating Committee. Denis is a long time Teamster and also serves as an International Trustee on the General Executive Board and President of Joint Council 62. Having started as a Teamster in the […]

  • Teamsters Package Division Reviewing Thousands of UPS Contract Proposals

    August 31, 2017

    With thousands of proposal sheets coming in, today the Teamsters Package Division began the process of organizing and reviewing each proposal submitted by members from the union’s nearly 200 UPS locals.

    Throughout the morning and afternoon, each submitted proposal was read aloud by Package Division Director Sean O’Brien to the Division’s regional chairs and co-chairs. The proposals were discussed and, where necessary, staff was assigned to contact individual locals to clarify any proposal that was unclear.