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Local 174 represents UPS employees at these facilities:

Seattle, Tukwila, Pacific, Valley, Redmond, Boeing Field, COHO, Feeder Drivers, UPS Freight
  • Package Division:
    The IBT Package Division serves more than 250,000 members throughout the United States who work at UPS and UPS Freight.Here at Local 174, we represent over 2,600 UPS employees. Our UPS Business Agents are responsible for ensuring that management abides by the UPS and UPS Freight National Master Agreements. We represent UPS package car drivers, air drivers, feeder drivers, part-time loaders, unloaders, sorters and clerks. We also represent 120 employees at UPS Freight and UPS Cartage Services.

    IBT Division Director: Sean O’Brien

     

  • Business Agents:

    Please contact your Business Agent with any questions or concerns.

    Ted BunstineTed Bunstine – Division Director

    Jeff Sullivan – Senior Business Agent
    Contact Phone: 206-441-6060 ext. 1321
    Email:  jsullivan@teamsters174.org
    Feeder drivers, Seattle Twilight, Redmond Twilight and Night, Boeing Field Twilight and Night, COHO Twilight and Night, Import, and UPS Freight

    Matt WebbyMatt Webby – Senior Business Agent
    Contact Phone: 
    206-441-6060 ext. 1330
    Email: mwebby@teamsters174.org
    Seattle Drivers and Preload, Tukwila Drivers and Preload, Pacific Drivers and Preload, Valley Drivers and Preload

    Nate Madoulet – Business Agent
    Contact Phone: 206-441-6060 ext. 1328
    Email: nmadoulet@teamsters174.org
    Redmond Drivers and Preload, Boeing Field Sunrise, Tukwila Local Sort, Pacific Local Sort, Valley Local Sort

  • Useful Links:







    Grievance form link

    **Please note that Grievances MUST be submitted in person or by fax. They will not be accepted via email.**

 

 

UPS Teamsters in the News:

 

UPS Teamsters Receive Surprise Visit from IBT Package Division Director Sean O’Brien

June 28, 2017

IBT Package Division Director Sean O’Brien speaks to a crowd of UPS Teamsters at the Pacific building.

UPS Teamsters working at the Pacific building received a surprise visit this morning from IBT Package Division Director Sean O’Brien, along with the entire Local 174 UPS Business Agent staff and several others. The purpose of the visit was to speak candidly with the members, both to listen to their concerns for the upcoming UPS contract negotiations, and for O’Brien to share his own communications philosophy with them.

“This time around, there is going to be a level of transparency that you haven’t seen before,” O’Brien said. “There will not be information brownouts during this negotiations process. You guys are going to be hearing from us a LOT.”

O’Brien also stressed the importance of UPS Teamsters getting involved. “We need your input,” he said. “We can’t do this without hearing what you guys think.”

The Local 174 members present applauded O’Brien’s approach, expressing hope that their needs would be taken seriously and addressed in the upcoming negotiations. “It sounds like it’ll be an uphill battle, but this really boosted our confidence that Sean and his team will get us a great contract,” said UPS package car driver and Local 174 shop steward Rich Abitia. “We have a lot of problems that need to be solved, especially now that UPS has started Saturday delivery. I’m glad the IBT is listening to what we have to say.”

The UPS crew – consisting of O’Brien, Local 174 President and UPS Division Director Ted Bunstine, Local 174 UPS Senior Business Agents Jeff Sullivan and Matt Webby, and Local 174 UPS Business Agent Nate Madoulet – will be visiting other UPS locations in the Seattle area over the next two days to spread the message.

Founded in 1909, Teamsters Local 174 represents 7,200 working men and women in the Seattle area. “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TeamstersLocal174.

You can also stay up-to-date on the status of UPS negotiations by following the UPS Rising Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TeamUPSrising.

The Pacific building UPS crew

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.” (more…)

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 usually the case with these situations, details are still forthcoming. In the meantime, we are working closely with our local Teamsters Union to assist all of our members who are affected by this senseless act.”

Fighting Back Against Harassment at UPS

May 30, 2017

Harassment by management and supervisors is an ongoing problem at UPS hubs around the country. The best defense against harassment is to know the contract language that protects us and to use it – record, report and file grievances.

Harassment at UPS has taken many forms. It is typically a combination of discipline, threats and intimidation based on technology, 9.5 requests, retaliation for grievance filing and inadequate staffing.

There are several sections of the contract that may apply when a member is dealing with harassment from supervisors and management. In this guide, the sections are arranged numerically from lowest to highest, but it is important to look at all of the following contract sections when a member is being harassed: (more…)

Teamsters, Shareholders Call on UPS to Disclose Lobbying Efforts

May 4, 2017

UPS Teamsters Rally at Shareholder Meeting to Support Lobbying Accountability Proposal

(WILMINGTON, Del.) – UPS employees and Teamster Union leaders gathered this morning outside the package giant’s annual shareholder meeting to demand lobbying disclosures and accountability at the company. A proposal co-sponsored by the Teamsters was presented in the meeting calling for transparent reporting of the company’s lobbying activity, which includes contributions to groups like the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

“It’s time for UPS to stop wasting resources on legislative efforts that not only undercut the long-term interests of the company, but also the interests of its shareholders, many of whom are UPS employees and retirees,” said Sean O’Brien, Director of the Teamsters Package Division. (more…)

WSJ: UPS Tries a New Twist on Surge Pricing

May 1, 2017
Wall Street Journal, May 1, 2017

United Parcel Service Inc. wants to get paid for packages it never delivers. The company is starting to ask major retailers to help pay for extra workers and surplus space on trucks when a retailer fails to ship as many packages as planned during peak periods, UPS executives say.

The new charges could also apply if a retailer’s forecast veers off course in other ways, like if the sizes of boxes shipped are significantly mismatched from what was expected.

“If there are variations to the plan, let’s see what we can do, but we should be compensated accordingly,” UPS Chief Executive David Abney said in an interview. He said the charge isn’t meant to be punitive but one element of a broader negotiation with retailers over pricing during peak times.

Click here to read more.

Teamsters Local 25 Wins Arbitration Case Against UPS

April 19, 2017

Arbitrator Awards Back Pay for Injured Package Driver

On April 12, an arbitrator ruled in favor of Teamsters Local 25 in a case involving a UPS package driver who was injured and not permitted to work despite being released by his doctor. The arbitrator found UPS in violation of Article 20, Sections 2 and 3 of the National Master Agreement and awarded retroactive pay for John Perry, the driver involved in the case.

“This is a significant decision by the arbitrator because it addresses an issue that many of our locals have encountered when it comes to injured UPS members,” said Sean O’Brien, Director of the Teamsters Package Division and President of Local 25 in Boston. (more…)

UPS Teamster Makes Heroic Rescue

April 14, 2017

Local 25 Member Saves Two People From Burning Home

Paul Pereira’s UPS shift took a lifesaving turn Monday evening when the Boston-area Teamsters Local 25 member rescued two people from a burning home.

With 12 stops left on his regular route, Pereira’s next stop was 18 Hamilton Ave. Two houses away, he saw a porch engulfed in flames. Pereira jumped out of his truck and immediately started banging on the door, screaming, “fire, fire, fire,” and helping a mother and her stepdaughter safely escape. Both had been upstairs and although they smelled smoke they thought it was coming from a nearby barbeque.

Once he knew everyone was out of the house, Pereira jumped back into action with a neighbor. They battled the blaze with a garden hose and were able to contain the fire in just minutes. “I hooked up the hose to the side of the house and I just started dousing the fire out,” said Pereira. (more…)

“Miracles Do Happen”: Local 177 Wins Back UPS Driver’s Job, Benefits

April 13, 2017

Michael Davis is a lawyer who fights for compensation for the injured, but he didn’t have much hope for one of his clients: Franklin Marusky, a UPS driver and member of Teamsters Local 177 in Hillside, N.J. Unable to call out of work due to severe injuries from an off-the-job accident, Marusky was terminated from UPS.

To make matters worse, the accident left Marusky a quadriplegic and suffering brain damage. While his family, including his three children, was distressed and Marusky remained in critical condition, they learned that his benefits were being discontinued. (more…)

UPS Freight Teamster Joins Elite Program to Promote Industry

April 12, 2017

Local 707 Member Charlton Paul Selected for ATA “America’s Road Team”

Charlton Paul has been driving with UPS Freight for 21 years. During that time, he’s maintained an accident-free driving record and has received accolades from the company for his safe driving. Earlier this year, the industry took notice of Paul’s clean record and professional driving skills, too.

“I was very excited when they told me that I was selected,” said Paul, who has joined the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) “America’s Road Team” program for 2017-2018 to help educate the public about the trucking industry. Paul is a trustee on the Teamsters Local 707 Executive Board in Hempstead, N.Y. and has been a shop steward for the past eight years. (more…)

A Legendary Life at UPS: 50-Year Driver Danny Kaminski

April 10, 2017

Teamsters Celebrate 50-Year UPS Driver with Local 177

UPS Teamsters who work with Danny Kaminski call him “the Legend.” It’s a nickname he humbly rejects. “I’m just a regular working guy,” says Danny, a UPS feeder driver and member of Teamsters Local 177 in Hillside, N.J. He recently celebrated 50 years at the company.

Working out of the Meadowlands hub in Secaucus, Danny has seen a lot over the course of a half century at Big Brown. He joined the Teamsters when Jimmy Hoffa Sr. was president of the union, and he vividly remembers walking the picket line during the 1997 strike. (more…)

UPS Teamsters Focus On Contract Enforcement As Saturday Delivery Creates 6,000 New Jobs

April 5, 2017

Yesterday UPS officially announced its expanded drop-off schedule with Saturday deliveries, calling the change “one of the largest in the company’s 109-year history.” Weekend deliveries are expected to create 6,000 new UPS jobs by 2018, 4,000 of which will be created this year. Regional chairs and co-chairs of the Teamsters Package Division are working with locals to ensure that the National Master Agreement and all Supplements are being followed as new hiring takes place.

“The creation of 6,000 new jobs is certainly good news for UPS and good news for our members,” said Teamsters Package Division Director Sean O’Brien. “I have instructed representatives of our Division to coordinate with all of our locals to make sure that new hiring is being conducted in accordance with the Teamsters UPS contract. We will be working hard to ensure that these new jobs are adding to our UPS membership while also respecting the seniority rights of our current members at UPS.”

Click here to read more about the UPS’s Saturday delivery announcement.

Local 162 Wins Dispatching Grievance for UPS Teamsters

Local 174 President Ted Bunstine chaired the UPS Northwest Grievance Panel that issued this decision in favor of UPS drivers at our sister Local in Portland, Local 162.

April 5, 2017

On Christmas Eve in 2016, Local 162 members and UPS package car drivers working out of the Tualatin, Oregon facility were dispatched to work. But many showed up only to find that they were not needed.

At least 50 of the UPS drivers were sent home after commuting to the facility on a holiday they could have spent with their families. This was a violation of Article 1 of the Joint Council 37 Rider and Article 19 of the Western Region Supplement. Teamsters Local 162 filed a class action grievance.

“The union and the company had reached an agreement during our review of the peak season plans on how the work was to be dispatched at all of the UPS centers in our area on Christmas Eve,” said Local 162 President Mark Davison. “The company did not comply with our agreement at the Tualatin facility. UPS dispatched every driver to work even though they weren’t needed and many of the drivers who did work were grossly under dispatched. There were drivers dispatched with as few as 20 stops.” (more…)

Wheels to Work: UPS Teamsters Pitch In For Coworker in Need

March 21, 2017

Teamsters are known for having each other’s backs. That’s especially true of UPS members in Alabama who did something incredible for a struggling coworker.

At 19-years-old, Derrick Taylor is a prime example of a hardworking young man who puts others before himself. Since age 13 he has held jobs to support his family and his ailing mother.

The part-time package handler and member of Teamsters Local 612 in Birmingham started working at the UPS facility in Anniston, Ala. about a year ago and his coworkers immediately noticed how dedicated he was to his job and his family. (more…)

WSJ: UPS Gives Top Brass a Raise Despite Missed Targets

March 16, 2017

Chief Executive David Abney’s compensation rose 21%

Top executives at United Parcel Service Inc. took home higher compensation in 2016 even as the parcel carrier missed many of its performance targets.

The reason? A second pay raise and special stock awards given to senior leaders, including Chief Executive David Abney, toward the end of last year. Mr. Abney’s total compensation was 21% higher than the previous year.

The September equity awards were valued at $2.6 million for the top five executives, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Tuesday, and helped offset some performance-based pay that wasn’t fully paid out due to weak results. Compensation based on the prior three years financial results was paid out at 72% of the target. (more…)

Teamsters Fight Back Against UPS “Golf Cart” Bill in Kentucky

March 15, 2017

Earlier this month, the Kentucky House passed a bill that would allow UPS to deliver packages via golf carts in residential areas. House Bill 404, otherwise known as the “Golf Cart” Bill, was introduced in the Transportation Committee in February with a UPS representative on hand to testify on behalf of the measure.

“We strongly condemn HB 404 as an attack on UPS members’ safety and welfare,” said Fred Zuckerman, President of Teamsters Local 89. “This legislation creates a dangerous loophole that hurts UPS Teamsters and their families.”

After two hours of vigorous debate and despite a number or of lawmakers sounding the alarm on the safety risks posed by HB 404, the bill was passed by the House on March 1. (more…)

Teamster UPS Aircraft Mechanics File For Release From Mediation

February 23, 2017

Critical Supply Chain Workers Move Closer to a Strike

(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – After more than three and a half years of UPS refusing to agree to a new contract with aircraft mechanics and related classifications, Wednesday the mechanics requested that the National Mediation Board (NMB) release them from mediated negotiations with the company.

UPS relies on the mechanics, stationed at over 90 gateways across the country, for all maintenance of its cargo aircraft. International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division Director David Bourne delivered the request to the NMB. He also advised the NMB that Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa has pledged his and the International Union’s full support of the mechanics’ request.
(more…)

Sean O’Brien Appointed To Lead Teamsters Package Division

February 13, 2017

Will Lead UPS Negotiations, Nation’s Largest Private-Sector Contract

(WASHINGTON) – International Vice President Sean O’Brien has been named Director of the Teamsters Package Division. The division represents more than 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight.

“I am pleased to appoint Sean O’Brien to lead our Package Division team as we head into the all important 2018 contract negotiations with UPS,” said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa. “With Sean’s experience, enthusiasm and commitment I am confident that he will lead the fight for our members to achieve a strong contract.”
(more…)

Teamster UPS Aircraft Mechanics Vote to Strike

November 14, 2016

As UPS Beats Q3 Expectations, Critical Supply Chain Workers Authorize a Strike to Protect Healthcare Benefits

(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – Airline maintenance technicians and related classifications who maintain UPS’s (NYSE: UPS) fleet of jet engine aircraft announced Monday that they have authorized a strike at the shipping giant.

(more…)

Teamsters Call on FedEx Shareholders to Reject Outdated Executive Pay Structure

September 6, 2016

Letter to Investors Urges “No Vote” Due to Critical and Persistent Weaknesses in the Company’s Pay Practices

(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) –Today, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters mailed a letter to FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) shareholders urging a vote against the board’s “Say on Pay” proposal at the September 26, 2016 annual shareholder meeting.
(more…)

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