The implementation of the contract guarantees a level of security for UPS for the next four years. “This agreement and the master`s contract previously negotiated for UPS Freight employees help ensure that UPS and our employees are well positioned to succeed in the years to come,” said Teri McClure, Chief Human Resources Officer und Senior Vice President of Labor at UPS. UPS “continually evaluates our service based on customer and consumer demand,” Said Mr. Mangeot. “The payment and schedules for Sunday delivery would be negotiated under the collective agreement. As far as parcel delivery drivers are concerned, Worldport has held a Sunday variety for many years. This dynamic leaves many employees “overburdened and overburdened,” he said. Piercey said workers who do the same job should be paid the same, especially if they work the least desirable Sunday job. Local 89 is governed by three national, regional and local agreements, and salaries are negotiated at the national level by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, led by President James P.
Hoffa. Piercey said that most parcel workers start working part-time to earn $10 an hour, which is not enough to attract and retain staff in the current tense labour market. Piercey said the union and the company are trying to understand how the service can be expanded without getting into existing agreements. Many trade unionists back off because they do not want to work on Sundays. He said the introduction of the Saturday service was “bumpy.” However, union representatives and business representatives stressed that the vote did not mean that a strike would begin on 1 August. The union hopes the vote will put more pressure on the company to respond to workers` demands. If the parties have not been able to reach a new agreement by 1 August, but they believe they are making progress, they can agree on an extension of the current treaty. Mangeot said that “subgroups within the teamsters … Opinions differ on the topics covered.
But in the end, the process resulted in tentative agreements on a large number of non-economic issues, subject to ratification. Another factor that brings the situation to a climax: a wave of retirements. Many usus air platforms were built in the 1980s, which means that many employees have been in service for 30 years and allow them to retire with a pension. Negotiations between the union and UPS began well before July 31, 2018, the expiration date of the previous five-year contract. An agreement was not only a long process, but also a controversial process. UPS Freight stopped pickups last year pending a workers` strike. The company and the union reached an agreement to avoid a strike, which nevertheless led to disruption. “We remain confident in our ability to reach an agreement that meets the needs of our employees and the company,” he said.