Teamsters working at DHL Express across the country overwhelmingly approved the new tentative National Master Agreement. Likewise, all three national operational supplements (e.g. pick-up and delivery; office clerical; and gateway) and all regional pick-up and delivery supplements (e.g. New England; Central Region; Philadelphia Area; and Joint Council 7) were approved. Twenty-one out of twenty-eight local riders were also approved by the affected membership.
Seven out of twenty-eight local riders, however, did not receive the required majority approval. Only three of the seven were affirmatively rejected while three small locations had no response and one small location had a tie vote. The national contract will not go into effect until the status of the seven riders is resolved.
Ballots were counted today in Cheverly, Maryland, and the national master portion of the contract (which contains the economic package) was ratified by more than a 70 percent margin. The national contract, riders and supplements cover about 2,000 Teamsters.
For more information, including the next steps in the voting process, visit www.teamster.org/DHL