‘Long process’ over: UPS contract with Teamsters finally takes effect

After several false starts and nearly two years of negotiations and ratifications by separate Teamsters locals, a five-year contract covering about 250,000 Teamster-represented workers at UPS is in force – despite being rejected by more than half those Teamsters who voted in the lengthy ratification process. UPS workers in Michigan ratified the last outstanding supplemental agreement. Raises and other economic improvements for UPS workers are retroactive to last Aug. 1, the union said today.