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.”
The Package division issued a memorandum about UPS's intent to implement an 8-day/70-hour workweek for purposes of package drivers' hours of service under DOT regulations.
With technology rapidly advancing into electric/hybrid and self-driving cars, the Teamsters Union continues to monitor how these developments will affect jobs and safety.
Teamsters Local 355 member and UPS driver, Felix Guinto, is the founder and CEO of Guinto’s Helping Hands, a charity organization whose primary mission is to bring hope to the sick, the wounded, and the less fortunate among us.
UPS shorted $352,420.38 from the Oregon Teamster Employers Trust, which covers healthcare benefits for full-time UPS workers. When Teamsters Local 162 found out, the union took action and made the company pay what it owed.
This week, Teamsters Package Division Director Denis Taylor met with a delegation of Nordic labor union leaders who represent UPS workers in Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
UPS Teamsters have stepped up to deliver aid to hurricane victims. And some were themselves victims of the storms’ devastation.