Local 804 is on the move. I want to thank the members and shop stewards for stepping up to meet the challenges.
Your new Executive Board met with UPS management for a transition meeting and had a frank exchange on problems that need to be addressed. We let the Company know that their contract violations cannot continue.
For non-cardinal infractions, we will hold the company to progressive discipline: Verbal Warning, Written Warning, 1-Day Suspension, 3-Day Suspension, 5-Day Suspension, then Termination. If there are violations of progressive discipline, I want to hear about it.
We inherited an incredible 768 open disciplinary hearings. UPS agreed that we will work to resolve these at the center level as much as possible. If you have a question about your case, talk to your steward and business agent.
We had a successful first round of grievance panel cases. I want to personally thank the Shop Stewards and Business Agents on getting our members back to work.
We have a great team of Business Agents who are out in the buildings and working hard to represent you. If you have not met your new BA, you can see our team and their building assignments here.
Contract negotiations on the Local 804 Supplement will be held on February 12-13.
We are going to the table with fair proposals, and will work hard to reach an agreement.
The International Union has asked us to come to the National Grievance Panel in California on March 4 to monitor the progress of our negotiations. Local 804 members will get to vote on any proposed contract.
I hope to see you all at the General Membership Meeting on February 17, 2019.