By Joe Allen This Monday, negotiations began between Teamsters and the package giant UPS for a new national contract. The formal exchange of proposals was in preparation for July, when the national master UPS contract will expire. Teamsters general president James P. Hoffa — son of the infamous Jimmy Hoffa Sr — refused to release Continue readingWill There Be a Fightback at UPS?
By Alexandra Bradbury It’s Friday morning, and you’re starting another 12-hour shift in the bitter cold. At least you know the end is in sight, because tomorrow is Saturday and you’re almost to the 60-hour weekly limit. That is, until your manager hits you with the news: UPS has decided to exploit a loophole in Continue readingUPS drivers beat forced overtime during holiday rush
By a UPS worker On June 14, a 38-year-old United Parcel Service driver, Jimmy Lam, shot and killed three co-workers, wounded two others and then killed himself at the UPS hub in San Francisco in the Potrero Hill neighbourhood. This tragedy is obviously upsetting for those of us who work at UPS, along with our Continue readingVictims of UPS’s deadly drive for profit
In 1997, UPS Teamsters won a stunning victory at Big Brown–the biggest victory for labor in the last twenty years. Find out how UPS Teamsters made UPS deliver 10,000 full-time jobs and record pension increases. These two videos explore the issues that drove the strike and how the Teamsters organized to win the strike.