The first round of UPS Freight negotiations wrapped up last week in San Diego with a lot of progress being made, said Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, Director of the Package Division.
The Teamsters Union presented proposals to the company that include eliminating subcontracting, limiting the overuse of casuals and allowing discretionary days to accumulate year to year.
"We made a lot of progress at the table and I expect the momentum to continue," Hall said.
The National Negotiating Committee refused to accept a company proposal to be reimbursed for 10 cents per page for any paper copies requested by a local union in excess of 10 pages.
Among the union's proposals being negotiated:
Prohibiting the company from subcontracting any bargaining unit work.
Pressing for recalls when casuals are overused.
Establishing penalties for hours worked by supervisors performing bargaining unit work.
Allowing employees to accumulate discretionary days.
Allowing employees who serve in the military to accrue vacation time during leave.
UPS Freight negotiations resume Nov. 12-16 in Washington, D.C.