We have some good news. UPS will pay up to ten days of sick leave to Teamsters who are diagnosed with COVID-19, living with someone with COVID-19, or have been quarantined by a government agency, medical professional or UPS. The company will also make regular pension and health and welfare contributions for these hours of paid leave.
Under the agreement, UPS Teamsters can use all sick days, vacation days, and personnel days after the 10 days of paid leave are exhausted.
From Amazon to Walmart, UPS is doing less than nonunion companies to protect workers from the Coronavirus.
Amazon announced it will pay up to two weeks of sick time for workers who miss work because of the Coronavirus. Even Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is paying employees up to two weeks if have they been exposed to the Coronavirus or show symptoms.
By comparison, UPS says workers exposed to Coronavirus can take an unpaid leave of absence. That’s unacceptable.
Sign the petition to tell UPS to:
Provide 14 Days of Sick Leave to employees who are quarantined because they have been diagnosed with, exposed to, or have symptoms of Coronavirus
- Sanitize Our Workplace by cleaning heavily-used areas and providing hand sanitizer to employees.
Since December 2019, there has been an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and has now been detected in 60 locations internationally, including in several states within the United States. This disease has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). Globally, 73 countries have had over 92,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 that have resulted in over 3,000 deaths. More new cases are occurring outside China than in China. In the United States, currently 13 States have reported confirmed cases; there are Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. These and other States not listed here continue to test suspected cases and will report confirmed cases to local health departments and to the CDC.
Learn how you can protect yourself and others.
623 Retirees have a lot of experience with UPS and the tactics management use to cut-corners and take money out of your pocket. When supervisors take bargaining unit work it means lower paychecks and fewer hours for you and your fellow Teamsters. The best defense against supervisors working is YOU! Make sure you file a grievance if you catch a supervisor doing bargaining unit work and follow the steps below to protect yourself and your Teamster sisters and brothers.
Members should be prepared for OJS rides. Teamster 623 Business Agents Ron Camac and Norm Cowlay, walk you through how you can protect yourself in this video. Also Download an OJS questionnaire to fill out by hand or complete the questionnaire online and then save a PDF for your records.