UPS Members Prepare for Contract Proposals

Secretary-Treasurer, Brian Ball & Business Agent, Tommy Pintacuda have been visiting all of our UPS Centers throughout the month of October with the handouts linked below.  We want to involve our Members and encourage participation in the upcoming contract negotiations.  We are encouraging Members to fillout the forms and email them back to the Local or give a copy to their shop steward.  Link to forms: UPS Contract Proposals

UPS Hend 10.19.22


US Foods Contract Approved 

On Saturday, October 15th, 2022 US Foods Drivers in Lenoir and Fletcher, NC met with Business Agent, Tommy Pintacuda.  The delivery and shuttle drivers reviewed and voted on a first time, 3 year agreement.  This contract covers over 100 employees in North Carolina and includes Locals 61, 71 and 391.  The contract contains significant health insurance and wage improvements.  We welcome these new Members and look forward to representing them.  

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2022 TeamCare Summit

Our Office Manager, Stevanie Branch attended the annual TeamCare Summit in Rosemont, IL.  The Summit included important updates on Pension and Health & Welfare.  If you have any pension or insurance questions, please feel free to reach out to her at 828-665-2834 x102.


IBT Southern Region Update

On Tuesday, October 18th, 2022, Secretary-Treasurer, Brian Ball and Business Agent, Tommy Pintacuda attended an update meeting with IBT Leadership in Atlanta, GA.  General President, Sean O'Brien and General Secretary-Treasurer, Fred Zuckerman led the meeting. 

The following topics were discussed by Division Directors or IBT Staff Members:

  • Organizing

  • Research and Strategic Initiatives

  • National UPS Contract Campaign

  • Amazon

  • Member Training and Development

  • Safety and Health

  • Freight Division Updates

  • Airline Division Updates

  • Political and Legislative

Keeping with tradition, Local 61 participated in the oldest Labor Day parade in the state

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UPS Teamsters will receive a $0.82 per hour Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) increase effective August 1, 2022.

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Wander onto the sets of some of the most popular films or television shows at any major studio, and you will see Teamsters playing an integral role in the production.

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As Amazon dominates online marketplaces and positions itself to become the largest retailer in the U.S., more and more people are finding out the true cost of the company’s success.

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Let’s hear it for more sisters joining the Teamsters! Featured in this Fox 5 Las Vegas report are the Teamsters working on trade shows and conventions.

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