WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2023
Local 623 Teamster shop stewards gathered at the Union Hall today for this year's steward seminar. As shop floor leaders at UPS facilities, from the Philadelphia Air Hub and Oregon Avenue, stewards are the first line of defense against management abuse and contract violations.
This year's meeting had extra weight as Teamsters prepare for a big year: the UPS contract expires August 1, 2023 and the Union may have to strike to win in negotiations.
What is a Union?
By Ryan Boyd
This is a question worth thinking about because the answer explains a lot about our lives at work. The simplest answer is that a union is an organization of workers that unites the workforce to bargain with employers. Why is it important for the workforce to be united, as opposed to the workforce being made up of individual workers, each with their own goals and interests?
Each week rank-and-file UPS Teamsters are out at the gates flyering, getting feedback, and getting the word out about the UPS contract fight.