Teamsters Hold the Line on Member Proposals as UPS Refuses to Talk Money
Supplemental Update - April 10, 2023
Teamsters held the line on union proposals during supplemental negotiations with UPS last week. While some progress was made on various proposals from the union, the overall pace of bargaining remains slow as UPS refuses to discuss economic provisions. Thirteen supplemental negotiating committees met last week, pushing the company hard on member proposals for more holidays and sick days, improved bidding and grievance procedures, more full-time jobs, and fixes to payroll issues. Other topics discussed in bargaining sessions last week included seniority lists, part-time overtime, MRAs, vacation accruals, breaks for part-timers, 6th punch, seniority rights for part-timers, and meal periods.
While UPS negotiators in some parts of the country are still attempting to pursue cost-neutral bargaining despite UPS’s record profits, they were met with unified Teamster resistance to a cost-neutral contract and a firm rejection to all concessionary proposals. Twelve supplemental negotiating committees have bargaining meetings with the company scheduled for this week ahead of the kickoff of national negotiations on April 17.
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