On Sunday, April 28, an additional agreement in Detroit passed the third vote with a very low turnout after fierce fighting in Pennsylvania and New York over regional and complementary agreements. The agreements dealt with additional regional issues relating to health care, wages, quotas, overtime, etc. In order for the national master contract to enter into force technically, UPS relied on the Teamsters to counter local agreements with threats and intimidation against widespread opposition from workers. The last unofficial vote count at Detroit Local 243 for the endorsement was 295 for and 121 against. Only 18 percent of the 2,256 U.S. workers eligible to vote in Detroit voted on the sales endorsement, and many workers were outraged at the totally corrupt Process led by the Teamsters. March 23, 2018 “The committee has reached an interim agreement on a number of issues,” said Denis Taylor, Director of the Teamsters Package Division and Co-Chair of the union`s UPS Bargaining Committee. “Provisional agreements on certain items are not final until the entire contract has been negotiated, but the Committee wishes to keep members informed. So far, […] In Chicago, Rockford and other parts of the Midwest, where UPS workers had local agreements separate from national agreements, similar concessions, in accordance with national agreements, were introduced in January. 21 June 2018 The National Bargaining Committee has approved an agreement in principle on the National Master UPS agreement, subject to the decision-making of endorsements and the agreement of local UPS unions.
The duration of the national agreement is set at five years and expires on 31 July 2023. Economic Highlights in the […] August 9, 2018 Local union leaders representing UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters met today and approved the two separate interim national agreements that pave the way for electronic membership voting starting next month. Regarding the preliminary upS agreement, “Today`s vote was a very strong sign for local national support […] March 18, 2020 Agreement will be concluded in response to the COVID-19 pandemic Teamsters Joint Council 28 today, message that, after high-level negotiations between Teamsters and UPS Management, several agreements have been reached, which will be useful to our members, how we all navigate the covid-19 pandemic together.