BY CLAIRE BALLENTINE
Local UPS drivers are unhappy about being asked to work up to 70 hours a week during the Christmas season.
UPS recently increased the number of hours a driver can work in a week from 60 to 70. Teamsters Local 391,which represents UPS drivers in Raleigh, has filed a grievance against the company and says the change could put drivers’ safety at risk.
Local 391's monthly membership meetings in Greensboro and Raleigh continue on the second and third Saturday of each month respectively in 2018. These meetings begin at 10AM and conclude before noon.
"We encourage every member to attend monthly membership meetings, " said Local 391 President Mike McGaha.
Governor Roy Cooper named Mike McGaha on October 1, 2017 as a the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary in North Carolina's highest civilian fraternity, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. The award was presented by Secretary Larry Hall to the Local 391 President in a ceremony at the Raleigh Union Hall on October 21 at the membership meeting.