|UPS CONTRACT UPDATE|
March 27, 2017
UPS CONTRACT UPDATE
In this update: Upcoming negotiation, Tuesday-Saturday workweek On 2/18/17 many of your UPS Teamster Shop Stewards along with L-150 UPS Teamster Business Agents Perry Hogan, Dale Wentz and Alan Daurie and L-150 Secretary Treasurer Mario Contreras carpooled or took the van Local 150 rented to go to Modesto to discuss upcoming negotiations for our successor UPS contract and the implementation of a Tuesday-Saturday workweek which is already in the Contract. A Teamster tip of the hat to these stewards for giving up their Saturday to join with well over 100 other NorCal UPS Teamster Stewards from other Local unions.
We discussed the likelihood of the upcoming UPS contract negotiations having many big challenges as the Company would likely try to get out of our pensions and health plans and likely attempt to make many changes to adapt to the changing industry needs and competition. Visit the Teamsters Local 150 website for updated contract and negotiations information.
The Tuesday-Saturday workweek is in our contract already.
The Northern California Supplemental Agreement Article 22 Section 2 Package Car Drivers (a) and (b)
Page. 45 “(a) The regular scheduled work week shall consist of five (5) consecutive eight (8) hour days, Monday through Friday or Tuesday through Saturday subject to the provisions of (b) below. (b) It is agreed that no employee with a seniority date prior to August 1, 2008 will be forced onto a Tuesday through Saturday workweek unless otherwise mutually agreed to or unless the employee bids such workweek in accordance with the bidding procedures set forth in Article 22, Section 2 (a)
The Northern California Sort Rider Agreement in Article 19-Hours of Work Sections 1 (a) and (b) on page 39 state:
“(a) Hub Employees and Hub Sorter: The workweek shall be a minimum of five (5) four hour days; Monday through Friday with overtime to be paid for all time worked in excess of six (6) hours. (b) Delivery Center Positioner, Delivery Center Employee and Employees Working in New Sorts: The workweek shall be a minimum of five (5) three and one half (3 ½) hour days, Monday through Friday, or Tuesday through Saturday with overtime worked in excess of five (5) hours.”
What is the impact on package drivers: About 20% of the current routes will be bid Tuesday-Saturday. The jobs will be done by seniority. We are concerned that Monday-Friday package drivers will likely find that much of their work was cleaned out on Saturday as Monday work will have been advanced. It is unknown at this time whether or not the Company will try to advance each days packages or whether some drivers will be asked to
RTO for Monday. This Tuesday-Saturday work will result in new work and the Company will have to hire additional drivers. Nobody hired before August 1, 2008 will be forced.
The impact on part timers: there will be a small amount of Pre-load work and some Twilight work done on the Tuesday-Saturday workweek. Saturday Air driving will largely disappear. On Saturday Pre-load should be a full operation but with a much smaller number of people. On Saturday only the local sort should have some small amount of work doing strictly unload and load for the limited number of pickups
Why is UPS doing this? This is being done by the Company reluctantly as they are being forced into this market. Currently their competition such as Fed Ex, On-Trac and the USPS offers service on these days. Several of the largest UPS customers have told UPS that if they don’t offer service on these days that they will go to other shippers who do. It’s no secret that Amazon would like to dump UPS.
When will this happen? UPS is rolling this out at various locations on different dates. The projected date by the Company for rollouts in L-150 is June 17th for W. Sac., June 3rd for Rocklin and April 22nd for Cordova. In Sacramento a typical Monday has 123 routes and with the new Saturday plan there will be 35 on Sat. and 111 on Mon. In Rocklin a typical Monday has 81 routes and with the new Saturday plan there will be 37 on Saturday and 68 on Monday. In Cordova a typical Monday has 96 and with the new Saturday plan there will be33 on Saturday and 85 on Monday. All of these dates and estimated routes are subject to change but that is the current numbers given to us by the Company.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LOOK FOR UPDATED CONTRACT INFORATION ON THE TEAMSTERS LOCAL 150 WEBSITE. GO TO www.teamsters150.org AND THEN CLICK ON “DIVISIONS” found underneath the top banner. Click that and go to “Package.” You will see a UPS Icon and when you click on that you will get the latest contract updates.
Your UPS Teamsters Local 150 Business Agents: Perry Hogan, Dale Wentz and Alan Daurie and Teamsters Local 150 Secretary Treasurer Mario Contreras