READ THE UPS NEW ENGLAND SUPPLEMENT
Attached to this post are the documents resulting from the negotiations between New England Negotiating Committee and UPS management regarding the New England UPS Supplement.
On Wednesday, July 25 all 14 Joint Council 10 locals voted UNANIMOUSLY to recommend a YES vote on the New England UPS Supplement. Leaders from Local 25, 42, 59, 170, 191, 251, 340, 404, 443, 493, 597, 633, 653 and 677 voted to endorse the and recommend passage of the supplemental agreement.
Following this vote, the leaders also voted UNANIMOUSLY to recommend a NO vote on the National Master. New England leaders will be in attendance August 9 when the International hosts its “Two-Person” meeting regarding the National Master. All of the New England locals have committed to voting against recommending the National Master Agreement.
The International has yet to release any details about voting. What is known is that the ballot will contain two issues to vote on: the National Master Agreement and the New England Supplement.
New England leadership strongly urges the following votes:
New England Supplement: YES.
National Master: NO
Additionally, the Joint Council has scheduled the third UPS member conference call for all members for 8:30 p.m., Friday, August 10. On this call Joint Council Secretary-Treasurer and Negotiations Chair Sean O’Brien will review the supplement, discuss the National Master and take questions. Call details will follow.
Please stay tuned to the Joint Council Facebook and web pages for further information.
Unfortunately, Facebook will now allow us to attach the PDF. Attached are images of each page of changes. They are as large as we could make them. They can be read here or we have posted a downloadable PDF of the contract on the Teamsters Joint Council 10 website.
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME READ THE SUPPLEMENT CAREFULLY. READ IT HERE:
BELOW ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS
ARTICLE 55 – PART-TIME EMPLOYEES
• Part-Timers will be given opportunities in Package, Feeders and all Full-time classifications for full time positions.
• Part-Timers will receive overtime on Saturdays and Sundays if not their regular scheduled work day.
• Part-Timers will receive two (2) opportunities to qualify in Package and Feeders within a six (6) month period and each year thereafter.
• Temporary cover drivers will be utilized in both Package and Feeders. TCD’s will not have to complete another thirty (30) day progression once entering a full-time job.
ARTICLE 57 – SENIORITY
• Limited the amount of Full-time jobs specifically in Package bid as WAD.
• Updated the dates and protected all members if a lay off occurs.
• Protected regular Package Car Drivers from being laid off for one (1) day.
• Protected Seniority for injuries both work related, and non-work related.
• Required Seniority list to be posted in each center.
ARTICLE 61 – VACATIONS
• Protected 1/52 vacation pay for Full-Timers and Part-Timers both active and new hire’s.
• More transparency requiring all vacation list to be posted for a one (1) year period in each center.
ARTICLE 62 – EXAMINATION AND INSPECTION FEES
• Increase the pay from a minimum of two (2) hours to four (4) hours for obtaining airport badges.
ARTICLE 64 – BREAKS
• Clarified the twenty (20) minute break and time frames to qualify for it.
ARTICLE 65 – FEEDERS
• Obtained minimum staffing within the feeder classification.
• Established a 10% mandatory bench for Feeders further protecting our jobs from sub-contracting and the excuse of lack of staffing.
• Establish criteria on qualification within the feeder department.
ARTICLE 66 – HOURS OF WORK AND OVERTIME
• Protected the Regular Package Car Drivers work week.
• Protected all other Full-time classifications who currently work on Sunday’s and kept overtime for Sunday work excluding 22.4’s.
ARTICLE 67 – WAGES ALLOWANCE
• Allowed helpers to be utilized until January 15….. post-Christmas volume because of E-commerce returns. Provide additional relief from excessive overtime.
ARTICLE 68 – HEALTH & WELFARE
• $2.50 over the lifetime of the Agreement (.50 per year).
• Maintained our existing Health Benefits and protected from any cuts in benefits and or increases in Co-Pays.
ARTICLE 69 – PENSION
• Increased Contribution rate to $4.95 in the last year of the contract approximately additional $100 million.
• Protected our current Pensions for both Full-time and Part-time employees.
ARTICLE 71 – MECHANICS AND MAINTENANCE
• Increased tool allowance by $600 per year after taxes.
NO GIVE BACKS
The committee successfully fought the company back on the following concessions:
• Any five (5) out of seven (7) days for all employees.
• Year-round Casuals and Helpers.
• 1/52 of vacation pay for both Full-time and Part-time employees.
• Unilaterally changing start times with only 48 hours’ notice.
• Reducing the day after Thanksgiving to a straight time day (eliminating a holiday).
• These are just examples of the many concessions our negotiations fought back on.
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