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New UPS Teamster App Now Available
UPS Teamsters are united in our fight for a strong contract in 2023. Fighting for a strong Teamster contract at UPS is a battle for job security, more full-time jobs, and a better life for workers across America. UPS Teamsters have been working PEAK hours for more than two years straight. And UPS profits increased $11.2 billion! Before the past Teamster contract was negotiated in 2018, UPS made $4.9 billion. Last year, UPS profits were more than $12.8 billion. UPS overworks its current employees, so it doesn’t have to pay benefits and pensions to more workers. To meet quotas, employees are forced to work up to 12-hour days through COVID and extreme heat. The Teamsters are here to show UPS we’re in this together — full-time package drivers, inside part-time workers, feeder drivers, mechanics, air drivers. UPS Teamsters are subjected to constant harassment by management. Managers constantly try to divide us based on discriminatory wage schemes. We are not going to allow UPS to use bad managers and predatory cameras and sensors to dehumanize us and strip away the dignity of our jobs. Teamsters are the hardest working people in the country, and we are standing up to end two-tier wages for package drivers, excessive overtime, subcontracting, and poverty wages for part-time workers. This contract fight is about hard work being rewarded with a better life for all UPS Teamsters and our families. With the nation’s largest union contract at stake, UPS Teamsters are mobilized. We have the power of a new militant Teamsters Union behind us. Together, we will end the concessions, win a stronger contract, and protect good jobs in America.
GET THE APP. GET READY. GET ACTIVE.
The new UPS Teamsters App is now available in the App Store and Google Play. Scan the code with your mobile device or go to ibt.io/UPSteamsters to download it today. Stay Up-to-Date on the Fight for a Strong UPS Contract! The app is your one-stop shop for everything related to UPS Teamsters and the fight for a strong contract in 2023, including:
Mark your top issues that you want your union to address in the 2023 contract.
National Agreement – all Supplements and Riders
Pull up and search for the National Master Agreement as well as all supplements, riders, and addendums that apply to your local and job classification.
Grievance Notes Form
Build your case in real-time with this tool that allows you to record the facts of any violation by the company, immediately send the info to your steward and pull up previous entries in the app.
Package & Feeder Driver Logs
Keeping an accurate record is one of your best defenses when management tries to take any action against you.
Strike Savings Calculator
This in-app tool helps you budget your savings so you are prepared in the event that we need to strike UPS for the contract we deserve.
Helpful insights for stewards and all UPS workers to enforce the contract and protect your rights.
What’s next? Learn about the various stages of the campaign and what’s ahead as we fight for a strong contract.
Updates & News on Negotiations
Get regular updates from the campaign on the app and through app notifications to your phone.
Learn how you can plug in to the campaign, attend future actions and download printable campaign materials from the app.
As we prepare to take on UPS, we need all UPS Teamsters informed, engaged and ready to take action. With regular updates throughout the campaign, this app will be your home for this historic fight.
UPS Article 33 Cost-Of-Living COLA for August 1, 2022
A COLA increase effective August 1, 2022, is calculated as follows. The contract specifies a one (1) cent per hour and one-fourth (0.25) mills per mile increase for every two-tenths (0.2) point increase in the CPI-W Index in excess of 3.0% and at least totaling $0.05. Reaching an Index level of 288.022 in May 2022, the Index increased 16.502 points above the May 2021 Index plus 3.0%, and that translates to the following COLA increases:
$0.82 per hour
2.05 cents per mile
The COLA will be applied as outlined in Article 33.
Please note these increases are in addition to the negotiated increases per the 2018 – 2023 National Master UPS Agreement which are effective August 1, 2022:
$1.00 per hour
2.28 cents per mile single rate
2.33 cents per mile double rate
2.38 cents per mile triple rate
Essentially, this means that total hourly wages are scheduled to increase by:
$1.82 per hour
4.33 cents per mile single rate
4.38 cents per mile double rate
4.43 cents per mile triple rate
ABF Teamsters to Receive COLA plus Annual Scheduled Raise
ABF-NMFA Article 33, Sec. 4 – COLA
Based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) figures released February 10th, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Teamster membership covered by the 2018 – 2023 ABF NMFA will be due a cost-of-living allowance per Article 33, Section 4 when the next scheduled hourly and mileage increase takes place on July 1, 2022.
As you know, ABF Teamsters covered by this agreement are eligible for an annual COLA in 2022 that allows a one cent ($0.01) per hour and .25 mils per mile increase for every 0.2-point increase in the index in excess of 3.5% and at least totaling $0.05. Reaching an index level of 276.296 in January 2022, the CPI-W increased 12.065 points above the January 2021 Index plus 3.5%, and that translates to the following COLA increases:
$0.05 per hour
0.125 cents per mile
Please note these increases are in addition to the negotiated increases per the 2018 – 2023 ABF NMFA settlement which are effective July 1, 2022:
$0.50 per hour
1.250 cents per mile
Essentially, this means that hourly wages are scheduled to increase by $0.55 per hour and 1.375 cents per mile on July 1, 2022. The annual ABF COLA increase is contractually capped at $0.05 cents per hour. As previously indicated, however, qualified ABF workers have received a profit-sharing bonus this year in the amount of 3% of their 2021 W-2 earnings.
Please note this is the first wage COLA payable to our ABF freight members since 2006.
Teamsters to Receive Bonus Pool at Yellow Operating Companies
Yellow has indicated that it is paying certain bonuses to various Company officers and/or executives. In the last agreement, TNFINC negotiated a “two for one” provision in the national agreement for executive bonuses. Specifically, for every dollar that gets paid in executive bonuses, qualified represented workers get two dollars put into a pool to split up. This year, the Teamster represented employees’ pool is $9,879,434.00; with about 20,033 individual eligible members, each member will receive $493.16. The checks to members will likely go out within the week. You must have worked 1000 hours or more in 2021 to be eligible for the bonus.
The YRCW Members will be getting a $1.00 pay raise in April of this year (2.500 cents per mile) instead of the scheduled .40¢ (1.00 cents per mile) because the COLA was triggered. To read more about this, CLICK HERE.
YRC raises are in April, ABF raises are in July. We expect there will also be an ABF COLA triggered for the July raise, but we have not received a notification from the IBT as of yet.