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The minutes of the June 2012 quarterly UPS National Grievance Panel are now available for members to review. We encourage members to look them over, and decide if the national grievance procedure is working for our benefit.
Over 500 cases were docketed, but the vast majority were withdrawn, postponed, put on hold or settled. A handful of cases were heard, and only one minor matter was actually won: requiring managers to wear name tags. Several were deadlocked, involving subcontracting out union work, 9.5 violations and suspending workers for non-cardinal sin allegations. The committee which hears air grievances reported out only four decisions; none were won by the union.
Once again, the National Grievance Panel did not hear a single case on 22.3 full-time job elimination even though locals in every region had 22.3 cases on the docket.
Most grievances are settled locally or regionally, but the national grievance panel is supposed to hear the toughest and most critical issues and set precedents on contract interpretation.
Click here to see the June National Grievance Panel decisions.
Click here to see the June Joint Air Committee decisions
Part-time and inside workers at UPS have launched a nationwide petition drive to demand better pay, more full-time jobs and a contract that make UPS deliver for ALL Teamsters.
Click here to sign the petition online. Post it on Facebook and spread the word.
There’s strength in unity. When UPSers—full-time and part-time—work together, we have more leverage to win a strong contract.
UPS Teamsters across the country are collecting petition signatures before and after work.
Sign the online petition—but keep spreading the word at work. You have the right to pass out flyers and collect petition signatures in UPS parking lots and other nonwork areas as long as you are off the clock.
Organizing Teamster-to-Teamster at work is where we’ll build the power to win the contract we deserve.
Click here to download the petition.
Click here to download the Contract Bulletin.
Click here to find out more about how you can get involved.
The International Union announced that early bargaining will begin with UPS on Sept. 27 with limited bargaining over workplace issues like production harassment, technology, over-dispatch, and full-time job creation.
Negotiations will begin in Washington with just three weeks dedicated to what Ken Hall called, “operations issues.”
With just three weeks to deal with all the problems that have exploded over the last four years working UPSers will need to speak up if we want our issues heard in contract talks this fall.
Read the rest …
The International Union and UPS will start contract negotiations this fall.
UPS Teamsters say if the company wants an early deal, they need to address the problems in the current contract.
Our union contract with UPS does not expire until July 31, 2013. But the International Union and UPS will start early negotiations on a new agreement this fall.
Teamsters in the IBT-UPS plan get the lowest pensions of any UPSers in the country.
The next contract is our chance to win the higher pensions we deserve.
The cost of living is going up. But pensions for UPS Teamsters in the IBT-UPS plan are falling behind.
Part-timers and inside workers got sold out in the last contract.
This time, they’re organizing to win higher wages, more full-time jobs and a contract that makes UPS deliver for every Teamster.
UPS part-timers and inside workers have launched a national petition drive to demand better pay, more full-time jobs and a contract that delivers for every UPS Teamster.
ups is a member of alec
Many are wondering if making Wisconsin a "Right to Work" state is next on Governor Scott Walker's agenda if he wins the recall election on June 5.
DC-based special interest group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is busing-in out-of-state Tea Partiers and spending millions on advertisements, rallies, and phone banks in the weeks before recall elections for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, and four state senate seats. But the group founded and funded by New York-based oil billionaire David Koch insists its activities have nothing to do with the Wisconsin campaigns or elections.
Wisconsinites were shell shocked in 2011 by a wide-ranging legislative agenda in their State Capitol that seemed to come out of the blue. Anti-consumer bills, union busting legislation, voter ID, enormous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy along with requirements for "super majority" votes to raise revenue were fast tracked through the legislature.
With Fox personalities defending the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the Wall Street Journal publishing editorials criticizing its detractors (including the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), by name), some have wondered whether or not Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, which owns Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, and many broadcast licenses, is an ALEC member.
Two Wisconsin newspapers published front-page stories this week about the state's recall elections, suggesting that both Democrats and Republicans are evenly matched financially, and have even received the same level of support from out-of-state donors. But what is the real story?
Amazon.com General Counsel Michelle Wilson announced at a shareholder meeting in Seattle this morning that Amazon has decided not to renew its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) this year. Dave Johnson, a Fellow at Campaign for America's Future, is reporting from the shareholder meeting and confirmed to the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) that he heard the announcement.
Since the uprising in Syria began last year, Syrian citizen journalists have risked their lives to fill a media void and bring the news of the oppressive government crackdown to a global audience. This has been done often with little recognition for the activists who have laid their lives on the line to report on the government's assault on an unarmed civilian population.
Scantron Corporation, a $200 million for-profit educational testing and online tutoring company that makes, among other things, those ubiquitous scan forms for standardized tests (please make sure you fill in the bubble completely and clearly with a #2 pencil, etc.), joined the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) late in 2010, but a company spokesperson told CMD that it is no longer a member. Scantron's departure makes it the 15th corporation to cut ties with ALEC.
Thousands of nurses from around the world descended upon Daley Plaza, in the heart of Chicago on May 18, to demand that the richest nations in the world put an end to austerity politics and start asking the people who collapsed the global economy to do more to "heal the world.".
PART TWO: ALEC's Extreme Gun Agenda Was No Secret Since Koch Joined its Board A new examination of the gun agenda of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) reveals numerous extreme bills advanced on the watch of Koch Industries as a leader and funder of ALEC. Koch has had a seat on ALEC's board for almost two decades, as many NRA bills became ALEC's "policy" and priority.
Below are some tips on what we’ve found works best from this petition drive and others…
Don’t do it on your own. Try to have a team of a few people, if possible. Have one person to pass out leaflets, and others to petition.
Bring multiple clipboards with petitions and pens so people don’t have to wait to sign
Make a plan for hitting different shifts
If there’s a person that expresses extra interest, mark their name on the petition with a note to follow-up with them
Remember, you have the right to pass out leaflets and circulate petitions on UPS property as long as you do it in non-work areas at non-work times. Parking lots or break rooms are fine. Before and after work, or during your break are good times. As long as you and the person signing are off the clock or on break time.
It is rare that you will come across a problem, but if you are told to stop it is best to agree even if you are in the right. Call TDU immediately. Our number is 313-842-2600.
So, start contacting your volunteers and set up a petitioning date! If you have any questions or need help contact TDU at 313-842-2600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay in touch and let us know how things are going.
This is a great start! Thank you for your dedication and hard work!
I purchased Sandy Pope shirts for all of my part timers who wanted them
I purchased Moving Forward Slate shirts for all of my part timers who wanted them.
I am now purchasing my Locals brand new fresh off the press shirts for all of my part timers who want them, but theres a catch.
They have to trade me their old dirty & dusty ups tee-shirt.so I can dispose of them properly.
We need to start looking like Teamsters, thinking like Teamsters & acting like Teamsters.
Our contract is coming up & we need to get organized!
One thing we can do is take ups "shirts" out of service for starts.
If your a full timer, purchase & trade shirts with your part timers.
If you can afford it buy shirts for your whole part time shift who wants them, like I did.
If you can't, buy them for the most active & involved members.
If your a part timer buy & wear a Teamster shirt instead of ups.
Then encourage your Brothers & Sisters to do the same.
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