Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families of the unimaginable tragedy that happened in Newtown, Connecticut.
I would like to begin by wishing all of you and your families a very Happy and Healthy New Year.
As many of you are aware, I am member of the Teamsters National Negotiating Committee for the UPS contract. I been serving on that Committee virtually every week since November. The negotiations had been moving along fairly well until last week when the company proposed an up to $90 a week co-pay for health insurance for all their Teamster represented employees. The response from our Union Co-chair and General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall was that our members will not pay any co-pay.
UPS has reported earnings in excess of 3 billion dollars. Those earnings were off the backs of our members whose hard work every day make it possible for UPS to be the successful company they are. We need to send UPS the message that we are adamantly opposed to any co-pay at all.
In the next few days, there will be information put out on all shifts with information of what UPS is proposing. Please stand at the gates with your Stewards and Brother and Sister Teamsters to assure that UPS gets our message. We need to let them know that the membership is supportive of the National Negotiating Committee.
If you have any questions, feel free to call the Union Hall and talk to a Business Agent or myself.
This is a fight that needs to be fought now – our futures depend on it.
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Call the Union Hall at 860-242-3200 for more information
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 671 MEMBERS EMPLOYED AT AS GOODMAN HAVE RETURNED TO WORK UNDER THE TERMS OF THE PRIOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT
NEGOTIATIONS ARE CONTINUING WITH THE COMPANY
THANKS TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED THESE STRIKING MEMBERS!!