Teamsters have successfully negotiated a landmark agreement for UPS employees, an agreement that safeguards and rewards over 340,000 UPS Teamsters across the United States. This groundbreaking contract brings significant wage increases, additional full-time jobs, and a host of workplace improvements and protections. The UPS Teamsters National Negotiating Committee unanimously backed this five-year tentative contract.
“Our dedicated UPS Teamsters played a pivotal role in getting this country through the pandemic and were instrumental in UPS achieving record-breaking profits. Our union members' contributions are essential to America's progress," said Sean M. O'Brien, General President of Teamsters. "UPS's commitment to $30 billion in new funding is a direct outcome of these negotiations. We've revolutionized the conversation and tirelessly fought for an agreement that offers fair wages, recognizes their hard work, and demands no compromises. This contract elevates the labor movement's standards and sets new expectations for all workers.”
The new contract ensures a plethora of benefits, including:
The agreement awaits the vote of representatives from the 176 UPS Teamster locals in the U.S. and Puerto Rico on July 31. Voting for rank-and-file members begins on August 3 and concludes on August 22.
The UPS Teamsters National Master Agreement stands as the most comprehensive private-sector collective bargaining agreement in North America, further underscoring its significance.
The Teamsters Union, founded in 1903, represents 1.2 million hardworking people in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. Visit Teamster.org for more details and follow us on Twitter @Teamsters and on Facebook at Facebook.com/teamsters.