Ups Teamsters Covid Agreement

FedEx spokesman Jonathan Lyons told Transport Dive that the company temporarily suspends most of the signatures normally required for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground deliveries to the U.S. and Canada. The signature ban also includes those normally required for FedEx Freight in the U.S., its same-day service, and those required at FedEx Office retail stores and local locations at various retailers. We have never seen such immediate and far-reaching changes in so many jobs in modern history. What are unions doing to ensure that workers have a place at the table? Please keep these important stories coming. If you have examples of unions being given significant arrangements to help their members stay safe and adapt to changes at work during this crisis, please email me at lengdahl@epi.org. EPI reports and blogs have documented how workers, through their unions, solve problems and make changes that improve their lives and communities. This includes ensuring greater access to paid sick leave and health insurance, both of which are of particular importance in the current pandemic. This blog post, which comes from public sources of information, summarizes only a few avenues for unionized workers to use their bargaining rights to have a say in safe and effective work during the pandemic. We encourage readers to share their stories to add these examples.

After the U.S. Department of Homeland Security UPS and its colleagues also said it was critical infrastructure, UPS and other freight companies stepped up communication efforts with employees and the public since the COVID-19 outbreak to address the virus`s problems in the workplace. The Teamsters said that sick workers are paid for a full-time worker, up to 10 days of work, for eight hours per working day; and 3.5 hours per working day for part-time work, up to 10 working days. In addition, every employee directly affected by the virus and lack of work will not have counted these days as a presence injury. Unions not only help workers in individual workplaces, they also seek a wider place at the table for all workers. The letters call for urgent investments in public health and measures to support all workers, regardless of their employment status, including workers in the informal economy, including paid sick leave from day one; protecting wages and incomes Reducing managed working hours, if necessary, with government assistance to maximize income security; Mortgage, rental and loan relief; universal social protection and free access to health care; and childcare assistance for high-level workers working in the health, supermarket, pharmacy and other important sectors. For example, the International Trade Union Confederation, which represents 200 million members of 332 member organisations in 163 countries and territories, joined the Council of Trade Unions of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to send a letter to G20 heads of state and government.