UPS Teamster Locals to Review Contract Proposals


On Tuesday, October 17, representatives from each local union that represents UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters will be meeting in the Washington, D.C. area to review and approve national contract proposals that will be submitted to UPS when negotiations begin.

This “two-person” meeting includes two representatives from each UPS and UPS Freight local union.

“There are a lot of issues at stake in the upcoming negotiations, including UPS members’ pensions, ongoing harassment by management, new technology, and subcontracting issues,” said Denis Taylor, Director of the Teamsters Package Division.

“Following our day-long review next week, we will be submitting these proposals to the company when negotiations start, which we expect to happen in January,” Taylor added.

UPS and UPS Freight proposals will be reviewed separately at the October 17 meeting.

The current National Master Agreement, which covers more than 250,000 UPS Teamster members, expires on July 31, 2018.

The National Negotiating Committees for UPS and UPS Freight are at the very beginning stages of the bargaining process. Supplemental committees will meet individually over the course of the next two months to exchange proposals with the company and engage in multi-day negotiating meetings.

Following supplemental meetings and peak season, national negotiations are expected to begin in January.