Business, Logistics

UPS, Teamsters Reach Tentative Deal on Five-Year Contract

UPS delivery in NYC (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg)

More than five weeks before its contract with UPS expires Aug. 1, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Atlanta-based shipping giant announced late June 21 tentative agreement on a five-year contract that industry officials say could pave the way for UPS to begin Sunday delivery service.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 22, 2018
Government, Business

NLRB Panel Rules Teamsters Ignored Resignation, Dues Queries

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A Teamsters union local deliberately failed to respond to employees of Walt Disney World and UPS Inc. who inquired about resigning from the union or canceling payroll deductions of union dues, the National Labor Relations Board decided.

Lawrence E. Dubé | Bloomberg News
June 21, 2018
Government, Business, Top 100

UPS, Teamsters Resume Contract Talks as Threat of Strike Looms

Teamsters jacket Bradley C. Bower/Bloomberg News

The latest round of face-to-face labor negotiations between UPS Inc. and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters was slated for the week of June 18, with the threat of a strike looming over the talks if no agreement can be reached before the current five-year contract expires Aug. 1.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 20, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

NLRB Rules UPS Illegally Insisted Teamsters Proposal Be Written in English

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News

UPS Supply Chain Solutions Inc. illegally insisted that a Teamsters union local in Puerto Rico translate its proposal for a collective bargaining agreement from Spanish to English, the National Labor Relations Board ruled.

Lawrence E. Dubé | Bloomberg News
June 19, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Dr Pepper’s ‘Final’ Contract Offer Fizzles With Chicago Deliverers

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A two-week strike by 150 Chicago Teamsters targeting Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. continues after drivers voted overwhelmingly to reject the soft drink company’s latest contract proposal, union officials said June 8.

June 11, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Workers Authorize Union to Call First Strike Since 1997

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UPS Inc. workers authorized their union to call what would be the first strike since 1997, giving negotiators more leverage in talks to replace a labor contract that expires at the end of July.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
June 5, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Dr Pepper Deliveries in Critical Condition With Chicago Strike

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

More than 150 Teamsters walked off the job in suburban Chicago early May 22 after a wage dispute with a Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. subsidiary.

Michael J. Bologna | Bloomberg News
May 22, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Teamsters, Philadelphia Coke Distributor Agree to New 5-Year Contract


The 600 members of Teamsters Local 830 agreed May 12 to a new five-year contract with Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages, ending the threat of a strike, the company said.

Bob Fernandez |
May 14, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Teamsters Leaders Facing Probe for Accepting Gifts

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An independent investigator has notched up his probe into whether top Teamsters leaders accepted undisclosed gifts from a business that brokered health benefits for the union.

Mike Schneider | AP
May 10, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Philadelphia Truckers Set to Strike Over Coca-Cola Plan to Ax Pension

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Leaders of Teamsters Local 830, whose members load, drive and deliver drinks from breweries and soda plants in the Philadelphia area, said members are ready to strike to preserve their pensions as tough negotiations with Coca-Cola’s new regional affiliate face an impasse over continued funding for the workers’ pension plan.

Joseph N. DiStefano | The Philadelphia Inquirer
May 1, 2018