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Started by Joe Balkis Jan 1, 2012.

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Comment by Joe Balkis on April 3, 2012 at 5:28

IBT Signals Early Bargaining in the Works at UPS

Speaking at the UPS National Grievance Panel in Florida last week, Ken Hall confirmed the International Union is looking to early contract negotiations with UPS.
Hall, the head of the IBT Package Division and our union’s lead negotiator at UPS, was vague about the timeline, but mentioned October as a possible date for entering early contract negotiations.
The current contract at UPS does not expire until July 31, 2013.
Comment by Joe Balkis on April 3, 2012 at 5:20

Teamster Pension Divide

UPS Teamsters earn dramatically different pensions depending on the plan they’re in—with the company-controlled UPS Pension Plan in the former Central States areas paying the lowest benefits by far.
The Pension Comparison Chart shows the range and variation of benefits for the great majority of pension plans covering UPS Teamsters.
Comment by Joe Balkis on April 3, 2012 at 5:02

Part-Time Wage Increase a Must

When Teamster members at our union’s largest and most profitable employer are making less than minimum wage, you know there’s something wrong.
But that’s just what is happening at UPS in Washington where the starting wage for part-timers is 54 cents an hour less than the state minimum wage. The minimum wage in some other states will soon pass the UPS starting wage.
Comment by Joe Balkis on April 3, 2012 at 4:57

New Threats to UPS Pensions

Speaking at the UPS National Grievance Panel in Florida in early March, Ken Hall confirmed that the International Union is looking at early contract negotiations with UPS.
Protecting our pensions and healthcare has to be a top priority.
UPS has come after our pensions at the bargaining table before—and can be counted on to do so again. We need to be ready for the company’s new threats to our pensions and retirement security.
Comment by Joe Balkis on April 3, 2012 at 4:55

UPS to Buy TNT Express for $6.77 Billion

United Parcel Service Inc. said Monday it has agreed to buy TNT Express NV for $6.77 billion (€5.16 billion) in a deal supported by TNT’s boards.
UPS’s cash offer of €9.5 ($12.51) per share for TNT — Europe’s second-largest express delivery company behind DHL — comes a month after TNT management turned down a €9 per share offer. The companies remained in talks, assisted by a strengthening dollar.
Click here to read more from the Associated Press.
Comment by Joe Balkis on April 3, 2012 at 4:44

Download National Grievance Panel Decisions – March 2012

The decisions from the March National Grievance Panel in Fort Lauderdale are now available online.
The UPS National Grievance Committee settles national disputes and grievances that have been deadlocked at both the local and regional levels.
Click here to download the March National Grievance Panel decisions.
Click here to download the March Joint Air Committee decisions.
Comment by Joe Balkis on April 3, 2012 at 4:39
Global UPS Demands Global Unionism
UPS just made its biggest acquisition ever, buying TNT Express for $6.8 billion. With contract negotiations on the way, the UPS-TNT deal makes it more important for the Teamsters to coordinate with unions on a global scale.
Comment by Joe Balkis on March 29, 2012 at 5:18

European Union fines UPS, 12 others $225 million                 

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 1:57pm EDT - Last Modified: Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 2:01pm EDT

Comment by Joe Balkis on March 29, 2012 at 5:16
Jacques Couret
Senior Online Editor - Atlanta Business Chronicle
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United Parcel Service Inc.

Comment by Joe Balkis on March 29, 2012 at 5:15

                     was among 13 logistics companies fined a total of $225 million Wednesday by European Union antitrust regulators for allegedly being part of a group of cartels that colluded to fix air freight forwarding prices.

UPS's share of the total fine was about $13 million, according to a news release from the European Commission.

The commission said the group fixed air freight forwarding prices between 2002 and 2007. UPS (NYSE: UPS) told Reuters the cartel investigation in Europe started in 2007.

 

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