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The leaflet and the FAQs can be downloaded, printed and distributed to Teamsters presently covered by the company health plan.
Click here to go back to Complete UPS Contract Coverage.
May 16, 2013: The Local 89 UPS stewards, representing 9,300 Teamsters at the Worldport air hub and various other UPS buildings in Louisville, today voted unanimously to recommend rejection of the UPS contract and the Central Region Supplement.
The stewards backed the Local 89 Executive Board in their Vote No recommendation.
The stewards pored over the agreement line-by-line for over four hours, and found little to support and lots of bad language. Stewards who were on-duty at the time of the 9:00 a.m. meeting were given union business leave to attend.
The healthcare giveback, and vague information about the new coverage, was a major concern. But there were many others, including the insufficient changes in harassment, 9.5, Surepost and technology language.
The Central Supplement also got a cold reaction from Local 89 stewards. Throughout the Central Region, members have been unimpressed with the proposed Supplement’s failure to improve the grievance procedure or prevent the company’s use of “all other serious offenses” language as a catch-all to unfairly fire Teamsters.
The Louisville Air Rider is not settled and the union and the company remain far apart.
The Local 89 website has published a report on the contract.
Under the tentative agreement, 140,000 UPS Teamsters will no longer get healthcare coverage through a company plan, beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
This will result in much higher deductibles, more out-of-pocket costs and lower coverage for 140,000 Teamsters. And the cost to retirees would go up as well.
Most Teamsters across the country currently in a company plan will be moved to an enhanced Central States C-6 plan under this agreement.
Teamster locals in California and New Jersey Local 177 have until November 1, 2013 to come up with an alternative plan for those members, per a Memorandum of Understanding Members in these locals are being asked to vote on the national contract with no details on what their healthcare or retiree healthcare plan would be.
You can download and review a benefits chart for the enhanced Central States C-6 Plan, which would cover many thousands of Teamsters from various regions if the tentative agreement is approved. This chart is being distributed by the International Union.
We encourage Teamsters to carefully review the health and welfare coverage, as well as the contract, and ask questions at your contract meeting.
What are the biggest proposed coverage changes and how would they impact you? TDU is collecting information from concerned Teamsters. Click here to send us a message.
Under the tentative agreement, UPS Teamsters will no longer get retiree healthcare coverage through a company plan, beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
Click here for more information on Retiree Healthcare changes.
Download copies of the tentative agreement and available tentative supplemental agreements. We strongly encourage members to read through them. An informed membership is the basis for a strong Teamsters union. Click here to download, review, compare and discuss.
It’s our contract. Get the facts on the proposed new five-year deal with UPS. Read more here.
Under the tentative agreement, UPS Teamsters will no longer get healthcare coverage through a company plan, beginning Jan. 1, 2014. This will result in deductibles and out-of-pocket costs for 140,000 UPS Teamsters, including all part-timers. Read more.
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