UPS Freight Members Overwhelmingly Ratify New National Contract
From Ken Hall, Co-Chair, UPS Freight National Negotiating Committee UPS Freight members ratified the contract with 71% voting yes; almost 70% of the membership turned out to vote on the Agreement.
Congratulations to all of the Local Unions for making the process so successful. Because of your hard work, UPS Freight members will be able to receive the substantial pension improvements, wage increases and protections of the new Agreement.
West Region UPS Supplemental Agreement Passes by 75% "Yes" Vote
Ted Bunstine, UPS Division Director of Joint Council of Teamsters No. 28 reports, "I am pleased to report to you that the West Region UPS Supplemental Agreement has passed by a 75% "Yes" Vote. Every Local Union in Joint Council No. 28 passed the Agreement with all Locals increasing the number of ballots returned from the June 2013 vote.
Public Defenders Have Strong Ally in Teamsters Local Union #690
Public employees in Eastern Washington have a strong ally in Local 690, representing more than 350 public employees in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. The Teamster local recently came to the defense of one of its members who works for the county as a public defender and won her reinstatement complete with back pay, benefits and sick leave.
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Hours of Service Regulatory Update
From the IBT:
Please be advised that the United States court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently issued a decision to a lawsuit filed by the American Trucking Association and other parties to challenge provisions of the Hours of Service Regulation as promulgated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
[...] It is important to note that this court decision does not alter, in any way, provisions within your respective collective bargaining agreements that allow for rest and lunch breaks.
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