Shoptalk: Getting a Grip on Grievances
By Ryan Boyd, Day Ramp Steward
The grievance procedure plays a central role in defending our rights in a unionized workplace. However, grievances are often misunderstood, and members can feel apprehensive about filing. Many are fearful of retaliation, a concern that is not unwarranted. Having a fuller understanding of what grievances are — and what they are not — can help overcome some of the reluctance associated with this important right.
Teamsters Local 623 has sought reliable information on coronavirus case counts at UPS facilities. With this new tool we will automatically post case updates as we receive them no less than daily in order for our members to be aware of the situation.
Split Wages, Bust Unions! A video from Secretary-Treasurer Richard Hooker Jr. and President Clarence Bagby on why the imposition of $16.50 wages is not a gift from the company but is instead poison for solidarity.
Teamsters Local 623 has formally filed a grievance against the imposition of unequal wages at the Philadelphia Air Hub UPS facility. The Company is trying to divide workers by paying some workers more money for doing the exact same job as others with no additional seniority.