UPS Contractor:No need for the union
Changing times for unionism
Decades ago, union meant something. Today, within our company. it does not. There are many reasons why, but that is not the purpose of this page. The purpose of this page is to explain the money and time one loses or could gain, if they know what is in the contract. Knowing what you are supposed to have in the first place will enable you to make that decision as to if you are going to be that independent contractor making your own deals with management, which is fine, but understand there are consequences with those deals or exercise your rights, which there are consequences as well. Knowledge is the key and taking the time to read and then decide how best you are going to navigate a particular situation ultimately to your advantage. Just remember all the rules that are observed by UPS apply to the union employee and the contractor alike.
Attention UPS unionized contractors:
*As a UPS contractors you will see many good days are you very own negotiator. But there a quite a few services the union offers to you for you union dues that, if you like, feel free to step into managments office and get a better deal. On thing one should keep in mind is if a deal goes bad or you fnd yourself in some kind of trouble, you are going to need your union representation or something goes wrong. It is also a violation of the contract.
Understand the protections the law gives your and how you representation works for you.
Discipline and technology
Too often technology is the tool used by management to discipline you. This is not always the case.
Dealing with Prodution
Everyone is expexted to be the machine. Your not. This sections assists you in understanding your rights as far as production.
Deal with my injury or accident
Getting injured is bad. Dealing with those who only care about the bottom line, even worse. Knowing what to do is important if you do get hurt on the job.
Working on your day off
Managment may call you in, because of a shortage or workers, or even worse, you need the money. It’s in the contract and you need to understand how this is bad for you.
Support when you file with government agencies
Union representatives are armed with the knowledge to assist you in dealing with various government agencies.
Registering yourself and family members (medical)
Make sure you are registered for all you medical benefits for yourself and your family.
Unfortunatley, with a two tier system, comes a two tier medical plan. Part timers use this service.
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Teamster Center Services (TCS) is a Taft-Hartley Trust Fund that provides advice, referral and case management services to the participants of its member welfare funds.
Prescription are normally through the mail. Create an account here.
DDS Dental Services
The New 804: 21st Century Complex Unionism