UPDATED, May 9, 2014: As of Friday, April 25, the 2013-2018 national UPS contract and New England Supplement went into effect.
2013-2018 UPS National Contract
2013-2018 New England Supplement
UPDATE for Part-Timers: The International Union has issued bulletins for wage increases and progression over the life of the new contract for Part-time Preloaders and Sorters and for all other Part-timers.
Click here to read the notice to members from the International Union on the new contracts.
UPS members will receive their 70 cent contractual wage increase on your paychecks for all hours worked last week. Retro checks for all hours worked since August 1, 2013 will be issued on or about May 27.
Click here to read a notice to members from the International Union on Pay Increases and Retro Checks.
Click here to watch a video of Local 251 members and postal workers at the rally.
Staples has teamed up with the U.S. Postal Service to destroy good union jobs by providing postal services at Staples without using unionized postal workers. The good news is that unions and community allies are teaming up to fight back and protect good jobs. Local 251 members joined a rally in front of Staples as part of a national day of action to protect good jobs. Union rallies and protests were held across the country. When workers stand up for good jobs and living wages, Local 251 will be there.
After initially refusing to back down from it’s termination of 250 drivers in New York, Teamsters Local 804 and UPS reached an agreement that puts all 250 drivers back to work.
Jairo Reyes, whose termination on Feb. 26 sparked the walk-out that led to the terminations, was also reinstated.
Click here to read more on this victory.
After a 3-week strike that included rallies, marches and had broad support in the community, Teamsters at the Chittenden County Transportation Authority ended their strike and voted 53-6 to approve a new contract.
Click here to read more on how they did it.
Cars to be sold in sealed bid auction.
UPDATED April 14, 2014: For years, Local 251 officials maintained a fleet of union cars that were used by the Business Agents but paid for with your dues money. We don’t believe this is the right policy for our Union and we are making a u-turn.
Union representatives now drive their own cars and receive a modest car allowance to compensate them for wear and tear. This is standard procedure in Teamster local unions and it will save you dues money.
Teamsters Local 251 is selling the fleet of cars used by the old administration and putting the funds to work for the membership.
We are selling the cars off through a sealed bid auction of the cars.
Any member of Local 251 is eligible to submit bids for the cars listed in the announcement of the auction here. The car will be awarded to the highest bidder as long as that bid is above the value of the car.
The sealed bids will be opened at the next monthly meeting, Sunday April 27, 2014.
On Monday, March 24 the Local 251 Executive Board and concerned members demonstrated with Fall River DPW members against the potential privatization of essential city services and loss of union […]
Local 251 is offering DOT physical service through a DOT Certified Medical Examiner.
A discount rate applies to members whose employers don’t cover physicals.
Click here to contact the Local Driving School so we can schedule your examination.
250 UPS drivers, members of Local 804, have been terminated for walking off the job in protest of another unjust and improper termination of a Teamster member. UPS expects the contract to be followed when it benefits them. Teamsters demand contract enforcement as well.
Click here to sign the online petition to support our brothers and sisters in Local 804 NYC.
Thanks to all the Local 251 members who came out to the rally to support hotel workers who are organizing for justice.
Local 251 stands behind workers at the Hilton Providence as they organize for better working conditions, higher pay and respect.
Thanks to all the shop stewards who attended the training on Investigating Disciplinary Grievances on February 22.
Our next shop steward seminar will be held after the General Membership Meeting on Sunday, March 30. The topic will be Dealing with Supervisors in the Office.