Two of the six outstanding UPS supplements will go to members for a re-vote soon, Teamsters Package Division Director Denis Taylor said following a conference call with the Teamsters National UPS Negotiating Committee yesterday. Chairmen of the outstanding supplements provided updates to the committee regarding negotiations that have taken place since the supplements were rejected during the first vote. The two supplements that will be re-voted soon are the Central Pennsylvania Supplement and the Upstate and West New York Supplement. Four others are not yet ready for a re-vote, and negotiations will continue. The four are the Western Pennsylvania Supplement, the Local 243 and Metro Detroit Supplement, the Local 804 Supplement and the Trailer Conditioners, Inc. (TCI) Supplement. The national UPS contract will not take effect until all the supplements have been ratified. Visit the UPSRising Facebook page where members can see the latest updates. Go to “UPSRising” on Facebook. Or visit www.upsrising.org to see all the UPS Rising news. Text “UPS” to 86466 to receive text message alerts (message and data rates may apply). Download the original Document Here
Dear Teamsters Brothers and Sisters, The California Labor Federation has put together an online resource guide for donating to those affected by the tragic wildfires in California. Right now there is a relatively large amount of goods being donated, however, it has been reported frequently that the real need right now is donations of money. To find out more, see the resource guide below. Wildfire Relief Resource Guide Teamsters Local 2785 stands in solidarity with the communities, victims, firefighters and first responders who have been so devastated by these wildfire events. Joe Cilia Secretary Treasurer – Teamsters Local 2785
Dear Teamsters 2785 Brothers and Sisters, If you want to know which candidates and initiatives in your state and local elections are endorsed by the Teamsters, please see our comprehensive listing here. Please be sure to get out and vote early, vote by mail or on November 6. Help us strengthen our fight for Labor Unions. See Endorsements Here In Solidarity, Joe Cilia, Secretary Treasurer Teamsters Local 2785
You talked about a comparison of the 22.4 combination drivers to the creation of 22.3 positions in 1997. I wasn’t around in ‘97 and I’m not clear on this. Can you explain the comparison? First, you should be aware that there are full-time inside employees that existed for many years prior to 1997. These are “22.2” jobs. These jobs pay the same or almost the same as package drivers. In order to create more full-time inside jobs, the parties negotiated the 22.3 jobs with a lower pay scale than the 22.2. The controversy arose that we should simply create the new jobs under the 22.2 pay scale. UPS was not interested in that but we did create 22,350 full-time 22.3 jobs since that contract. These lower-paid jobs are now extremely popular and continue to pay an excellent full-time wage with full-time benefits. We feel that these new 22.4 positions will also fill the need for additional good-paying full-time jobs while addressing understaffing, excessive overtime and weekend ground deliveries. I’m a package car driver. Will the new 22.4 jobs reduce my chances of getting overtime if I choose to work overtime? For package car drivers who enjoy as much overtime as possible, does the union believe that we will continue to be able to work all the overtime we have been Read more...
Starting today and continuing this week, balloting materials for the UPS and UPS Freight contract ratifications will be mailed. UPS and UPS Freight members should receive the materials in the mail soon.
A perfect day for a picnic. Teamsters 2785 members and staff celebrated Teamster solidarity on labor day together with friends and family. PICTURES BELOW - We posted so many pics that you will have to wait a bit for them to load on mobile.... so please keep this open until they load.