UPS Negotiations 2018

Welcome to the headquarters for all Local 174 updates related to the 2018 UPS contract — the National Master UPS Agreement, the Western Region Supplement, and the Joint Council 28 Rider. This page will contain information about upcoming negotiations dates, links to the Local 174 UPS Teamster Times flyers, and links to any pertinent news articles relating to UPS negotiations. Stop by regularly to make sure you’re up to date on how things are going for your contract!

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Upcoming Negotiations Dates:

  • January 22-25, 2018: National Master UPS  and UPS Freight Agreement negotiations
  • January 29 – February 1, 2018: National Master UPS and UPS Freight Agreement negotiations
  • February 12-14, 2018: Western Region Supplement negotiations
  • February 15-16, 2018: Joint Council 28 Rider negotiations

Local 174 UPS Teamster Times Past Issues:

UPS Rising (from IBT):

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Your Local 174 Members of the Joint Council 28 Bargaining Committee:

 

Local 174 Coverage:

Teamsters, UPS Wrap Up First Week of Contract Negotiations

Teamsters, UPS Wrap Up First Week of Contract Negotiations

January 25, 2018 The Teamsters National Negotiating Committee wrapped up the first week of negotiations today after both sides exchanged initial UPS and UPS Freight contract proposals. “This week was for both sides to present their initial non-economic proposals and for both parties to ask questions about their intent,” said Denis Taylor, Director of the […]

National Master UPS Agreement: Teamsters Present Initial UPS and UPS Freight Contract Proposals to Company

National Master UPS Agreement: Teamsters Present Initial UPS and UPS Freight Contract Proposals to Company

January 22, 2018 The Teamsters National Negotiating Committee presented the union’s initial UPS and UPS Freight contract proposals to the company today, marking the start of negotiations. These are the initial contract proposals and are subject to change during negotiations. View the UPS contract proposal here. View the UPS Freight contract proposal here. If you […]

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

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

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

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 […]

Local 174 Staff Visit UPS Locations to Connect with Members

Local 174 Staff Visit UPS Locations to Connect with Members

November 20, 2017 Over the past two weeks, Local 174 staff members have been visiting UPS buildings to connect with Local 174 members working at that company. The group of Local 174 reps has included Local 174 President Ted Bunstine, UPS Senior Business Agents Matt Webby and Jeff Sullivan, UPS Business Agents Nate Madoulet and Ron Dong, […]

UPS Negotiations: National Screening Process Begins

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 […]