Small Package Archive

UPS to Add Thousands of New Jobs

Posted May 14, 2014 By Local 769

wpid-upstruck.jpgThe following press release is from General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall who today announced that UPS will add thousands of new package jobs across the country this year in the face of strong Teamster enforcement of the new National Master UPS Agreement.

The new contract took effect April 25 and is the largest collective bargaining agreement in North America, covering about 240,000 UPS Teamsters. It contains new language that allows the union to take inadequate staffing levels to an arbitrator in centers with excessive overtime issues. The contract also tackles excessive overtime by making it easier for workers to get on the “9.5 list” limiting hours, providing access to penalty pay in the first week of a violation, prohibiting the company from piling on work at the end of a week and allowing the union to address inadequate staffing.

New contract language also puts more packages back on UPS trucks and protects Teamster work and jobs by establishing rules for the size and weight of packages shipped via SurePost, which is limited to businesses shipping residential. Under the new contract, SurePost packages are now limited to 10 pounds in weight and less than 3 cubic feet in size.

The announcement follows months of discussion between the union and the company. UPS is now moving forward with plans to add thousands of new package jobs in all areas of the country. Hiring has already started, and the new jobs will be in addition to the regular filling of jobs through attrition.

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UPS Teamsters Listen Up

Posted May 9, 2014 By Local 769

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UPS Retro Check Update

Posted April 29, 2014 By Local 769

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UPS members will see the 70 cent contractual wage increase in their paychecks this week for all hours worked last week. We have also been informed that the retro checks will be issued on or about May 27th. The retro check will be a separate check from the usual paycheck and will not be taxed at a higher rate. Retro checks will be paid for all hours worked since August 1, 2013, including overtime hours.

Your members will receive their retro check in the same manner in which they receive their regular paycheck contrary to what was previously reported.  If they are on direct deposit, the retro check will be directly deposited. If they usually receive a paper check, the retro check will also be a paper check.

UPS Contract Update

Posted April 24, 2014 By Local 769

smallPackageDivisionLOGOEffective April 25th, 2014, the 2013 National Master United Parcel Service Agreement and all Supplements, Riders, and Addenda are in effect. Local 769 UPS Members should begin to see their retro checks in a few weeks. The retro check will be a separate paycheck to avoid being taxed at a higher rate and it will be a LIVE CHECK (meaning members who utilize direct deposit will have to cash this check).

New 9.5 and Surepost protections go into effect immediately beginning April 25th, and UPS will begin making retroactive contributions to Health and Welfare and Pension Funds immediately.

The changes to Healthcare will go into effect on June 1st, 2014 and you will be receiving information in the coming weeks regarding your benefits.

You can also visit the UPS Contract Facts Website for more detailed information on the changes.

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UPS Update 3-19-14

Posted March 19, 2014 By Local 769

UPS Ohio Rider passes.

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On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014, the IBT announced that the Ohio Rider has been passed by the membership.  Still outstanding are the Western Pennsylvania Supplement, Local 623 Supplement and the Local 89 Air Rider.  Ballots will be mailed for the Local 89 Rider this week and will be counted on April 10, 2014.
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Informational Picketing at UPS Supply Chain Solutions

Posted February 22, 2014 By Local 769

DSC00213On February 14, 2014, an information picketing was assembled in front of the UPS Supply Chain Solution facility. The purpose of the information picketing was to let the company know that Teamsters Local Union 769 will stand for your rights.

UPS Supply Chain Solution made unilateral changes to the employee’s health insurance benefits without bargaining with the union.

  1. DSC00222UPS Supply Chain Solution has taken the position to remove the spouse of employees from the health insurance if they have insurance at their place of employment without bargaining with the Union.
  2. UPS Supply Chain Solutions is demanding employees that smoke pay $150 dollars towards the health insurance without bargaining with the union.

Teamsters Local Union 769 is here to continue providing you the best representation possible to improve UPS Supply Chain Solution employee working conditions. To provide you job security.

Teamsters Local Union 769 will continue representing you and protecting your rights, it’s unfortunate that your employer (UPS Supply Chain Solution) does not do the same.

Together We Are United, Together We Can Build, And Together we are Strong

 

UPS Update for 12-18

Posted December 18, 2013 By Local 769

The following update is the latest from the IBT on the remaining supplements at UPS. Please share with your co-workers and as always, check back here or subscribe to our website on the left side of the homepage to receive email notifications when updates occur. We strive to bring you the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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2013 UPS Peak Season Agreement

Posted October 15, 2013 By Local 769

The Following document is a copy of the agreement between Teamsters Local 769  and UPS the Florida District detailing peak season operations for 2013. Contact your business agent with any questions related to these matters and have a safe holiday season. As always, subscribe to our website using the form field on the left side of the home page for updates on all matters affecting members of Teamsters Local 769

UPS Update as of 10-11-2013

Posted October 11, 2013 By Local 769

The following press release is the latest issued from the IBT regarding the status of some of the remaining UPS Supplements and Riders that have not passed. Check back here for the most up to date information or subscribe to our site to be emailed when news breaks related to members of Teamsters Local 769.

 

Peak Season UPS Contract Agreement

Posted September 19, 2013 By Local 769

The following agreement is a Letter of Understanding to implement peak season procedures.