The Teamsters UPS National Negotiating Committee has sent out notices to all UPS and UPS Freight locals requesting contract proposals from members. Proposal forms have been sent out to locals who will be putting together meetings with UPS members in the coming weeks.
Local 391 has already responded to the notices and held meetings in at UPS parking lots across its service area, including an upcoming gathering on July 29 at the Union Hall in Raleigh.
“It is great to see so many Teamsters passionate about the upcoming negotiations – we are seeing a lot of ideas from members on social media and in these meetings about what they would like in the next contract,” said President Mike McGaha, a former UPS feeder driver. “But in additional to social media, it’s extremely important that members get with their locals to fill out these proposal forms.”
The UPS contract, the largest collective bargaining agreement in the United States, and the UPS Freight contract expire on July 31, 2018.
“This is a critical part of the process as we prepare to fight for a strong contract in 2018,” said Local 391 Vice President Rick Armstrong. “If you have proposed contract changes, talk to Chris Vaughn, Keith McCorkle or me and make sure you fill out a proposal form as soon as possible. To win, we need all UPS Teamsters involved and united in this fight.”