• 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 […]

  • Local 104 Wins More Than $14,000 in Rewards for Subcontracting Grievances at UPS

    September 6, 2017

    UPS Teamsters in Phoenix scored a major victory against subcontracting at UPS with the settlement of 81 grievances filed against the company for violations during Amazon Prime week. All told, Local 104 secured $14,258.19 for 24 feeder drivers affected by the subcontracting.

    During Amazon Prime Week, July 10-14, the company used its subsidiary, Coyote Logistics, to circumvent the feeder department and assign work that should have gone to Local 104 drivers, including 11 who were on layoff. The union filed grievances charging UPS with violations of Article 32 in the National Master Agreement as well as Section 27 of the Southwest Package Rider Agreement.

  • 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.

  • Meet Local 174’s Newest Business Agent: Ron Dong, UPS

    August 7, 2017 The Local 174 family has grown once again, this time with the addition of a brand new Business Agent in our UPS jurisdiction: Ron Dong. Ron Dong has been at UPS since 1989, where he worked for three years as a part-timer and then 25 years as a full-time package car driver […]

  • Teamsters Announce Memorial Fund for Victims of San Francisco UPS Shooting

    June 19, 2017

    International Union to Donate $50,000 to Families of the Victims

    (WASHINGTON) – Today, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Joint Council 7 in Northern California announced the establishment of the “All Charities Teamsters Memorial for W. Chan/M. Lefiti/B. Louie” fund to help raise money for the families of the victims of the June 14 tragedy at the San Francisco UPS facility that resulted in the deaths of three members at the hand of their fellow driver.

    “The Teamsters Union will donate $50,000 to this fund in order to help the families during this difficult time,” said Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President. “Our union mourns the loss our brothers to this senseless act of violence and stand ready to assist those they have left behind in any way we can.”

  • Hoffa Statement on Workplace Shooting at UPS in San Francisco

    June 14, 2017 The following is a statement from Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa on the tragic shooting that occurred today at a UPS facility in San Francisco. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families of this tragedy. The safety of our members is our top priority. As is […]