UPS Clerical

On September the 21st/2011, UPS and the Teamsters Local Union 879 signed a Memorandum of Agreement for the clerical employees at the London, Brantford, Stoney Creek and St. Catharines centers. On April 13th, 2012 the UPS Stratford Clerical employees joined the 879 family. The agreement has full legal force from the date it was signed and will remain in force until July 31, 2015.

In Fall of 2015, the clerical employees will fall under the Master UPS/Teamsters collective agreement and all terms and conditions apply eg; overtime, vacations, holidays, grievance procedure, COLA…

Update: The Barrie Centre is now organized as the clerical staff has asked to join the Teamsters.

In future, if any of the Employer’s operations centers including international, across Canada, seek and obtain certification with the required support of 50% plus 1 of the clerical employees at the entire location for the bargaining unit, the Employer will not contest that the Canada Council of Teamsters shall become the bargaining agent for that operation center.

It is also agreed that the clerical employees covered by the bargaining unit as well as any future clerical employees who seek and obtain certification, shall be governed by the collective agreement entered into between the Employer and the Canada Council of Teamsters from August 1, 2015 until July 31, 2020.

Bargaining Unit Description;

“All operations employees of United Parcel Service Canada Limited employed as clerical employees, including, but not limited to, data entry clerks, document auditors, excluding operations management specialists, supervisors and those above the rank of supervisor.”

If you would like to get on board or need further information please contact;

Jim Killey
Membership Development Coordinator
Teamsters Local Union 879
Cell: (289) 260-1613
Toll free: 1-800-528-8879

(Reuters) – United Parcel Service, the world’s largest package delivery company, reported a quarterly profit that beat estimates and forecast record-high profits in 2011, sending its shares up nearly 3 percent on Tuesday in premarket trading.

In a tough economy, UPS is making big bucks. The company recently reported that they made $5.8 billion in profits last year. UPS rewarded CEO Scott Davis with a 72 percent pay increase. Davis now makes $11.7 million a year. His salary has quadrupled since 2007.

“In less than two years from the recession, they already think they can exceed peak earnings,” said BB&T analyst Kevin Sterling.

The economic bellwether’s fourth-quarter adjusted operating profit rose to $1.08 per share, up 44 percent from a year ago and topping the $1.05 per share expected by analysts, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
“This is a combination of strong volumes, which are clearly a good indication for the U.S. and even the global economy, but also tells me that UPS is really getting pricing and all that pricing leverage is flowing through to the bottom line,” he said.

The 3 cent-per-share difference largely reflected a gain from the sale of a logistics unit.
Revenue rose to $13.42 billion from $12.38 billion.
UPS handles 6 percent of the U.S. GDP and 2 percent of global GDP in its trucks and planes, the company said, so its shipment trends give a tangible picture of consumer demand.

The company revised its 2011 profit forecast upward to a range of $4.12 to $4.35 a share, up 16 percent to 22 percent from its 2010 adjusted results, which would surpass its prior peak earnings set in 2007.

UPS’s shares have gained about 20 percent in the past year. That tops the rise of 14.4 percent for FedEx Corp, the second- largest package delivery company, but lags the 27 percent gain in the Dow Jones Transportation Average.
FedEx Corp shares rose nearly 2 percent in premarket trading. FedEx in December also raised its fiscal full-year outlook on record holiday shipments, business in Asia and growth from emerging markets.

*The clerical staff workers at UPS are proud to work for a successful company. They are also proud of the work they do that makes the company’s profits possible. In return, they expect management to treat them with respect, dignity and to respect the rights for them to join the Union of their choice.