According to a Teamsters press release, UPS Freight Teamsters have approved a new 5-year agreement that will increase wages, strengthen pensions and addresses issues with subcontracting.
On Sunday night, union members voted 5,195 to 2,094 to approve the new contract.
“UPS Freight members told us their top concerns were pensions and protecting their work, and this new contract addresses those issues head on,” said Ken Hall, Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer and Package Division Director. “Today’s vote reflects the strength of the new agreement. It’s an industry-leading contract.”
The contract overs 13,000 UPS Freight employees.
In addition, the contract provides a $2.50 wage increase over five years, lowers health insurance co-pays, puts laid-off drivers back to work, offers part-time employees the opportunity to become full-time, improves vacation benefits and lowers the cost of health insurance for retirees.