Yesterday, 804 negotiators met with UPS for the first time since members voted down the National Agreement and Local Supplement. Despite rejection by UPS Teamsters, the International is implementing the contract. We have let the IBT know that we adamantly disagree with the decision. But with the new 22.4 title presently a reality, Local 804 leaders are pressing for contract language to protect our jobs and reward members.
Local 804 President Danny Montalvo said, “Our committee is serious about negotiating the strongest possible contract. We have the power of our membership behind us. We are fighting for a fair contract with the goal of strengthening our Local.”
The union and company are engaged in intensive daily talks. The union’s top priorities are protecting existing jobs, improving our pensions and tackling “dishonesty” abuses by the company.