Freight Archive

UPS UPDATE – Ratification

Posted June 25, 2013 By Local 769

Members of Local 769 voted overwhelmingly for the ratification of the National Master Agreement and Southern Supplement (UPS Brown). The Freight Agreement and Air Cargo Agreement were not ratified. Click here for results on the IBT website. We are waiting for the vote to be certified by the International and they are taking the lead in that process. The local will update our members as soon as more information becomes available. Check back here or subscribe for updates by entering your email address in the form field on the left side of our home page.

There will be a referendum on whether to accept the proposed changes to the National Master United Parcel Service Agreement, Supplements and Riders.

The referendum is being conducted by mail ballot. Ballots will be mailed to all eligible members on or about Tuesday, May 28, 2013. All ballots must be received at the designated post office box in Lantham, Maryland, by 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 20, 2013, to be counted.

UPS and UPS Freight members of Local 769 who have not received a ballot by Thursday, June 6, 2013, should contact the Teamsters Local 769 Miami office at (305)642-6255 to request a ballot. Ballots may be requested through Thursday June 13, 2013, 12:00 PM Eastern Time.

Instructions for completion of the ballot are enclosed in the ballot package.


Some of the packets of ballots mailed to UPS Package Teamsters contain a return envelope that says “UPS Freight” on the front.

Please be assured that all of these will be counted in the UPS Package Referendum with the appropriate supplements and riders. The envelopes contain a unique identification code that allows the Independent Election Supervisor to make sure the ballot is counted with the UPS Package Referendum.

In addition, all ballots are clearly marked as to which Agreement the ballots are for and they are color coded. Observers and the Election Supervisor will be able to clearly see that they are being sorted and counted with the proper Agreement.

There is no need to request a replacement ballot. Please return the ballot in the envelope that was in your packet and it will be counted.

We apologize for any confusion.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the office.

Details Released on ABF Tentative Agreement

Posted May 21, 2013 By Local 769

Details were released on the Tentative Agreement reached with ABF at a meeting on May 20th in Chicago. Leaders from about 160Teamster local unions that represent ABF members unanimously approved the tentative master agreement and supplements. Below is the official contract update. If you would like to dowload a copy or are unable to view the page below, click here. The Full Master and Supplement Tentative Agreements are listed at the bottom of this post.

ABF National Master Freight Agreement 2013-2018

Southern Region Supplements

Southern Garage

Southern Office

Southern Over The Road

Southern Pickup & Delivery


Teamster Local 769 Union leaders and other Local leaders representing UPS Freight workers across the country unanimously endorsed the tentative national agreement today, clearing the way for ballots to be prepared and sent to members.

General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, who also serves as Package Division Director and Co-Chairman of the Teamsters UPS Freight National Negotiating Committee with General President Jim Hoffa, presented the changes contained in the tentative agreement to nearly 200 Local Union leaders.

“This is a strong tentative agreement that does exactly what our members asked for, which is to take on subcontracting while increasing wages and pension contributions,” Hall said. “The committee stayed focused and united, and they got the job done.”

Details of the tentative agreement with UPS Freight were outlined at the “two-person” meeting, attended by two representatives from each Local Union. This is the second national agreement for UPS Freight Teamsters.

“Both negotiating committees were at the table at the same time representing 250,000 workers at UPS and UPS Freight,” Hoffa said. “That’s a lot of bargaining power. We were able to show a united Teamster front and it paid off.”

Local leaders are being encouraged to hold Local Union meetings to discuss details of the tentative agreement.

Ballot packages will be mailed to all members at the end of May for ratification of the master agreement. Complete voting instructions will be included in the ballot package. Tentatively, ballots will start being counted on or about June 20.



The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and ABF reached a tentative contract agreement, Gordon Sweeton, Co-Chairman of the Teamsters National ABF Negotiating Committee, announced today.

No further details will be released until leaders from Teamster local unions that represent ABF members meet in the near future to review the tentative agreement and decide whether to endorse it.

Once the upcoming meeting takes place, the union will release more information.