Teamsters organize UPS Freight in Indianapolis

October 1, 2007

A long battle by workers of UPS Freight, formerly Overnight Transportation Co., to be represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has been won in Indianapolis, the union said last night.

The Teamsters intend to use the agreement as a pattern to attempt to organize other UPS Freight sites.

The tentative contract covers 125 drivers and dockworkers who are members of Local 135. The union said the contract improves wages and benefits and creates a grievance procedure, but didn't offer details.

The UPS Freight workers were with Overnight Transportation before Richmond, Va.-based Overnight was acquired by UPS in 2005.
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