The Teamsters UPS Freight National Negotiating Committees and UPS have reached an agreement to protect members at UPS and UPS Freight who may be affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
In summary, the agreement provides for paid leave for any worker who is diagnosed with COVID-19 or required to be quarantined or if they are quarantined due to a family member’s illness.
While on leave, the pay will be:
- 8 hours per work day for a Full-Time employee, max of 10 work days;
- 4 hours per work day for Part-Time employee, max of 10 work days.
- Health and Welfare and Pension contributions will be made as required by the supplement for these hours;
- If an employee self-quarantines, uses paid time off (PTO), and is later diagnosed with COVID-19, the company will re-populate the Paid-Time-Off up to the 80/35 hours.
- Further, any employee directly impacted by the virus and missing work as set forth above will not have those days counted as an attendance infraction.
UPS has also altered delivery requirements to minimize direct contact with customers by not requiring signatures from the customer.
Finally, the federal government has entered into an agreement with UPS to provide transportation and logistical support for the Coronavirus drive-through testing sites. Our members’ sole role will be limited to the pickup and delivery of test kits and supplies.
It is expected as businesses across the country begin to shut down, there may be large scale layoffs due to the decrease in commerce.