Teamsters Local 710 representatives and members met last week at a grievance panel to arbitrate issues on behalf of UPS delivery drivers. Among those grievances, Local 710 won 25 pay claims to recoup more than $6,500 for members.
The various pay claim grievances included 9.5 violations, supervisors performing members’ job duties, the employer’s failure to honor seniority and tool allowances.
“It is always important for members to get what they’ve earned when it comes to pay claims,” said John T. Coli, Trustee of Local 710. “Our panel fought diligently to get the money rightfully owed to our members. We hope this will set a precedent moving forward so less of these issues arise, but the Teamsters will always be there to fight in the event they do.”
Over 6,000 UPS workers across Illinois, Indiana and Iowa overwhelmingly voted to ratify a new five-year agreement in February by nearly a 4-to-1 margin. This agreement was retroactive to 2013 and included wage increases, improved vacation pay, new full-time job opportunities for part-time UPS workers and other strong benefits.
Teamsters Local 710 is an affiliate of Teamsters Joint Council 25, America’s premier labor union for Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa.