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Local 710 Reaches Tentative Agreement with UPS for Chicago Contract

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Teamsters Local 710, representing 7,000 full- and part-time UPSers under its local-specific contract, has reached tentative agreement with UPS on a new five-year deal.

The tentative agreement was approved unanimously by the Local 710 UPS Bargaining Committee and resolves all non-economic issues for the local UPS membership. Economic issues are addressed under the UPS Teamsters National Master Agreement.

“I’m extremely proud of all the hard work and dedication from this committee,” said Local 710 Bargaining Chairman and President Del Schaefer. “It’s been a long road full of late nights and different ways of bargaining, but everyone on this committee stood together for the members, no matter what curve balls were thrown our way.”

The Local 710 Work Rules Committee will reconvene soon to complete its business prior to conducting a ratification vote.

“Our committee did a heck of a job keeping UPS’s feet to the fire these past few months of bargaining,” said Local 710 Secretary-Treasurer Mike Cales. “Everyone challenged each other and spoke for every single member we represent. I’m looking forward to finalizing our tentative agreement and getting everything in front of the members so they can see everything that was hard fought and won.”

Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien and General Secretary-Treasurer Fred Zuckerman have explicitly told UPS that a deal for a historic new national contract must be reached no later than July 5.

All 44 supplements, riders, and addendums to the Teamsters National Master Agreement in all regions of the country have now reached tentative agreement with UPS.