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UPS NATIONAL NEGOTIATING COMMITTEE REACHES SETTLEMENT IN PRINCIPLE ON NATIONAL MASTER UPS AGREEMENT

Download: UPS Contract Update.pdf
SCAM ALERT ABOUT PENSION

We had a retired member call because concerned about someone who visited him at his residence. He was visited by a young woman who said she needed to speak to him about his IBT pension. He said she pulled up his retirement application and knew some of his personal information, which gave him cause for concern. She was insistent on setting an appointment with him for later this week.

Please be aware of someone wanting to speak with you at your home about your Penion. No one has an IBT Pension unless you work for the IBT. Please contact the Local Union if you have someone come to your house and PLEASE DO NOT let them in.

TO OUR MOVIE INDUSTRY MEMBERS

John E Rice, Sr.

A graveside service will be held in celebration of his life at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 21st at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, 1504 West Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte NC, 28262.

PASSINGS OF OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS

It is with our deepest sympathies to announce the passing of the following Brothers and Sister in the last several weeks:

MARVIN MONTGOMERY - 8/24/59 - 5/20/18 - YRC, FREIGHT - 6 YEARS OF SERVICE

PHYLLIS SINGLETON - 12/19/69 - 5/20/18 - YRC FREIGHT - 1 YEAR OF SERVICE

CARL FEEMSTER - 3/24/1959 - 5/25/18 - USF HOLLAND - 23 YEARS OF SERVICE

ROGER JONAS - 11/20/58 - 6/7/18 - YRC FREIGHT - 31 YEARS OF SERVICE

JEMON HARRIS - 12/22/75 - 6/2/18 - UNITED PARCEL SERVICE - 1 YEAR OF SERVICE

JOHN RICE, SR. - 11/28/47 - 6/18/2018 - MOVIE INDUSTRY - 22 YEARS SERVICE

Please keep the family members of those that have passed in your thoughts and prayers!

UPS CONTRACT UPDATE
This week the Teamsters National
UPS Negotiating Committee
convened for the ninth week of
negotiations, and the union leaders
discussed a variety of topics that are
important to members.
The committee met throughout the
week, winding up Thursday afternoon.
Topics that were discussed include
pulling loads off the rails to create additional
sleeper teams throughout the
country; allowing destination locals to
file grievances on subcontracting; 70-
hour work week; health & welfare and
pension; as well as wages and progressions.
Earlier in the week, votes were tallied
showing that UPS and UPS Freight
Teamsters overwhelmingly approved
giving their respective negotiating
committees the right to call a strike, if
necessary.
The UPS members authorized a strike,
if necessary, by a 93 percent margin.
At UPS Freight, the margin was 91
percent.
“The strike-authorization votes approved
by our UPS and UPS Freight
members gave the negotiating committees
bargaining leverage this week
and it will give us leverage during future
negotiations,” said Denis Taylor,
Director of the Teamsters Package
Division and Co-Chairman of the Teamsters
National UPS Negotiating Committee.
“A strike is always a last resort.
And although this vote does not mean
that there will necessarily be a strike,
it is clear that the members are ready
to do what is necessary to achieve a
good contract.”
Safety and Health
Committee Update
The IBT Safety and Health Subcommittee
met this week and presented to
UPS several counter proposals on language
in Articles 18, Safety and Health
Equipment, Accidents and Reports and
Article 44, Over 70 Pound Service
Package Handling. The committee discussed
language governing safety
and health committees, heat stress,
and building security. The committee
reached agreement with UPS regarding
language on the handling of over
70-lb smalls bags and several other
proposals in Article 18.
UPS Freight Progress
The UPS Freight National Negotiating
Committee received the company’s
counter-proposals on economics and
will review the proposals in preparation
for the next round of negotiations.
The committee also had in-depth discussions
on issues related to subcontracting.
The next round of negotiations will
take place June 18-21.
UPS Contract Update
TEAMSTERS UPS, UPS FREIGHT COMMITTEES
DISCUSS SEVERAL IMPORTANT ISSUES
Sign up for the UPSrising app where you can find the current UPS contract,
along with all the UPS contract updates and other news. Download the
app by searching “UPS Rising” in the App Store or Google Play.
Visit the UPSRising Facebook page where members can see the latest
updates. Go to “UPSRising” on Facebook. Or visit www.upsrising.org
to see all the UPS Rising news. Text “UPS” to 86466 to receive text
message alerts (message and data rates may apply).
UPS/UPSF Authorize Right to Strike

UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters have approved giving their respective negotiating committees the right to call a strike, if necessary.

The UPS members authorized a strike, if necessary, by a 93 percent margin. At UPS Freight, the margin was 91 percent.

The vote was conducted by electronic secret ballot and the tally was released tonight.

“This vote by our UPS and UPS Freight members gives the negotiating committees bargaining leverage this week and during subsequent negotiations for the national contract and the supplements,” said Denis Taylor, Director of the Teamsters Package Division and Co-Chairman of the Teamsters National UPS Negotiating Committee. “It is very helpful to have the members’ backing as we work toward negotiating strong contracts at UPS and UPS Freight.”

Sign up for the UPS Rising app where you can find the current UPS contract, along with all the UPS contract updates and other news. Visit the UPS Rising Facebook page where members can see the latest updates.

Members can also go to www.upsrising.org for contract updates and other news. Text “UPS” to 86466 to receive text message alerts (message and data rates may apply).

Company plans to fill 200 positions; Benefits include union contract pay rates and full paid health care

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW), has announced immediate plans to hire 200 qualified over-the-road drivers in cities across the U.S., primarily in Maybrook, NY; Buffalo, NY; St. Paul, MN; Chicago, Il; Salt Lake City, UT; Akron, OH; Cleveland, OH; Cin

 

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Company plans to fill 200 positions; Benefits include union contract pay rates and full paid health care

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW), has announced immediate plans to hire 200 qualified over-the-road drivers in cities across the U.S., primarily in Maybrook, NY; Buffalo, NY; St. Paul, MN; Chicago, Il; Salt Lake City, UT; Akron, OH; Cleveland, OH; Cincinnati, OH; North Indianapolis, IN; Charlotte, NC; Jackson, MS: Albuquerque, NM; and Kansas City, MO.

"YRC Freight is growing and our volumes are building," said Jeff Rogers, president of YRC Freight. "A huge key to our ability to prosper is engaged employees who are focused on working together with the common objective of on-time pickups and deliveries, claims free service, emphasis on safety, and the long-term commitment of delivering confidence to our customers every day."

A unionized company, YRC Freight makes available to its road drivers full paid health care benefits and vacation time. Drivers are paid union contract pay rates. All equipment is provided and maintained by the company and all fuel cost is paid for by the company. Many daily dispatches involve minimum time away from home. With the exception of team drivers, overnight stays for drivers are provided and paid for in hotel rooms.

YRC Freight recruits from approximately 100 truck-driving schools across the nation and is dedicated to investing in new hires. The company offers training for new drivers and helps them fine-tune their freight driving skills – including how to maneuver in city traffic and how to complete hazmat required paperwork.

"YRC Freight is a great place for drivers. We work as a team to get the job done and everyone treats each other with respect," said Wilson Meier, 11-year veteran driver with YRC Freight who was just named as the New York State Motor Truck Association Driver of the Year. "We have excellent health care benefits and our equipment is well maintained too," added Meier.

"We are the original LTL experts and while our name has recently changed, the caliber of our workforce and our commitment to our customers remains the same as it has been for the past 85 years," added Rogers. "Our strength is built on the talents and dedication of each and every employee. We invite safety-minded professional drivers with a strong work ethic and the desire to succeed to join our winning team."

Drivers interested in positions with YRC Freight can apply online by visiting www.yrcfreight.com/careers or www.yrcw.com/careers

About YRC Freight
YRC Freight, a leading trucker of industrial, commercial and retail goods, specializes in less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping solutions for businesses. Based in Overland Park, Kan., YRC Freight provides comprehensive North American coverage and offers a broad portfolio of LTL services to bring flexibility and reliability to customers' supply chains. For more information, visit www.yrcfreight.com.

Web site: www.yrcfreight.com 
Follow YRC Freight on Twitter: http://twitter.com/yrcfreight  
Follow YRC Worldwide on Twitter: http://twitter.com/yrcworldwide

Media Contact: 

Suzanne Dawson               

 

Linden, Alschuler & Kaplan

 

212-329-1420                                                  

 

sdawson@lakpr.com             

 

 

 

SOURCE YRC Worldwide; YRC Freight

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