Local 243 UPS Members Continue Fighting Back, and Winning, Against Company Violations of Their 9.5 Contractual Rights
Last year, Local 243 hit a historic mark as the Union fought, and won, more than $102,000 for members who filed grievances over the Company violating their 9.5 contractual rights.
This trend continues in 2021 as Local 243 stands firm on our commitment to strictly enforce the collective bargaining agreement.
Since January 1, 2021 Local 243 has won an additional $1,553.62 in 9.5 grievance payouts for members.
Local 243 encourages all UPS members to continue utilizing the grievance procedure to protect your dignity, rights and respect on the job. If you believe your rights have been violated by the Company, your Manager or your Supervisor, or if you disagree with any discipline that you receive, contact your Steward or Business Representative right away and file a grievance to PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS.
Teamsters Local 243 Targets Amazon’s Romulus Warehouse As Organizing Campaign Intensifies Across Metro-Detroit
As interest in Union organizing grows among Amazon's workers in Alabama and across the country, Local 243 continues reaching out to Amazon employees throughout Metro-Detroit encouraging them to join the Teamsters.
On March 1, 2021 Local 243, joined by Michigan Teamsters Joint Council #43 and Teamsters Local 337, sponsored an informational organizing drive outside Amazon's Romulus facility. The purpose for this visit was to inform Amazon workers of their legal rights to join a Union and explain how the Teamsters will improve wages, benefits, working conditions and job security for all Amazon workers.
Pictured above at Local 243's Romulus organizing drive are (left to right) UPS Driver Aaron Puschell, UPS-CSI Steward Jason Sims, Vice President Scott Quenneville, Secretary-Treasurer Neil Pettit, Business Agent Scott Wood, Teamsters Joint Council #43 Organizer Dave Hughes, UPS Livonia Steward Steve Karas, Teamsters Joint Council #43 Organizer T.J. Kitchen, Local 337 Vice President Jim Parrinello and Recording Secretary Phil Turner.
IBT and UPS Negotiate Sick Leave Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Regarding Coronavirus
The MOU guarantees up to ten (10) days of paid sick leave for UPS members who are directly impacted by the COVID-19 virus as follows:
(1) Employee is diagnosed with COVID-19 or is required by government, public health official, a doctor or UPS to be quarantined.
(2) Employee’s immediate family member who resides in the same household is diagnosed with COVID-19 and is thus forced to quarantine.
For more specifics click on the image above to read the entire MOU.
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 243Metro-Detroit Office39420 Schoolcraft Rd.Plymouth Twp., MI 48170 (734) 420-6900Lansing Union Office5800 Executive Dr.Lansing, MI 48911 (517) 887-2944