The Teamsters National Negotiating Committee presented the union’s initial UPS and UPS Freight contract proposals to the company today, marking the start of negotiations.
UPS and UPS Freight contract negotiations will kick off in late January.
Applications for 2018 are now being accepted by the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The Washington Post reports that UPS plans to handle 1.4 million returns of holiday packages today.
United Parcel Service Inc said on Tuesday it is buying 125 Tesla Inc all-electric semi-trucks, the largest known order for the big rig so far, as the package delivery company expands its fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles.
As the union prepares for UPS and UPS Freight national talks to begin in January, supplemental committees have been meeting over the course of the last two months to exchange proposals and engage in bargaining sessions with the company.
United Parcel Service Inc. UPS +1.01% is struggling to handle the surge in shipments from online shoppers, resulting in delivery delays early in the critical holiday season and prompting the carrier to a push drivers to work extra hours.
Today, Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President, wrote David Abney, CEO of UPS, about the company’s implementation of an 8 day/70-hour workweek for package car drivers. “I assure you the Union will make every effort at the bargaining table to ensure that its members will not have to pay the price for the Company’s mismanagement in the future.”