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UPS Contract Update

February 5, 2019

UPS Teamsters Ratify Upstate and Western

New York Supplement

UPS Teamsters covered by the Upstate and Western New York Supplement have ratified the agreement.

Voting took place over the past several weeks and votes were tallied today.

Total YES votes:

Percentage YES:

Total NO votes:

Percentage NO:

Total Votes:

Eligible Voters:

Turnout %:








Four other supplements remain outstanding: Central Pennsylvania; Western Pennsylvania; Local 804; and Local 243 Metro Detroit.

The national agreement cannot take effect until all the outstanding supplements are ratified. Once ratified, economic improvements are retroactive to August 1, 2018.


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Local 177 UPS Retirees Information

              ALL RETIRING UPS MEMBERS          of TEAMSTERS LOCAL 177: 

As you begin your retirement process with UPS Human Resources, you must also contact the Teamsters Western Region & Local 177 Health Care Plan to begin your transition from the active benefits plan to the retiree benefits plan.  UPS member can click on this link,, 

to print out the required enrollment forms to be filled out and returned directly to the Teamsters Western Region & Local 177 Health Care Plan .  You can contact the plan at 1-855-215-2039 or contact the Local Union Hall if you have any questions about the transition from active to retiree benefits.

Also, Local 177 UPS full time members can now run a retirement calculator on their own through the website.  Once you sign into your account, type the word 'retirement' into the search bar at the top right of the home page and follow the prompts for the retirement calculator.  If you have any question after running your retirement estimate, please see your H.R. representative or contact the UPS Retirement Department directly at


The link to the Teamsters Western Region & Local 177 Health Care Plan and Express Scripts is  located on the left of this home screen, under the IMPORTANT LINKS heading.

What's New at IBT 177
2019 Scholarship Information

James R Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund -

When you apply, please use email address when prompted.

Local 177 Scholarship -

  • Post marked by March 19, 2019
  • Deadline for submissions, March 26, 2019

Teamsters Joint Council 73 Scholarship -

  • Deadline, March 1, 2019 - DEADLINE HAS PASSED

Please click on the PDF link below to print out scholarship applications. 

Please note the return dates as they are ALL different.

Download: 2019 Scholarship Applications.pdf
2018 Contract Negotiation Updates

February 5, 2019 -

UPS Teamsters Ratify Upstate and Western

New York Supplement

UPS Teamsters covered by the Upstate and Western New York Supplement have ratified the agreement.

Voting took place over the past several weeks and votes were tallied today.

Total YES votes:

Percentage YES:

Total NO votes:

Percentage NO:

Total Votes:

Eligible Voters:

Turnout %:








Four other supplements remain outstanding: Central Pennsylvania; Western Pennsylvania; Local 804; and Local 243 Metro Detroit.

The national agreement cannot take effect until all the outstanding supplements are ratified. Once ratified, economic improvements are retroactive to August 1, 2018.

December 14, 2018 -

UPS Teamsters Vote to Approve

Trailer Conditioners, Inc. (TCI) Supplement

UPS Teamsters covered by the Trailer Conditioners, Inc. (TCI) Supplement voted today to approve the agreement. The vote count was 61 yes to 45 no.

The TCI Supplement is the first of the six outstanding supplements to be approved in a re-vote by the members. Members at TCI repair trailers and are represented by local unions 385, 480 and 745.

Five supplements remain outstanding: the Central Pennsylvania; the Upstate and West New York; Western Pennsylvania; Local 243 and Metro Detroit; and the Local 804.

November 30, 2018 -



Two of the six outstanding UPS supplements will go to members for a re-vote soon, Teamsters Package Division Director Denis Taylor said following a conference call with the Teamsters National UPS Negotiating Committee yesterday.

Chairmen of the outstanding supplements provided updates to the committee regarding negotiations that have taken place since the supplements were rejected during the first vote.

The two supplements that will be re-voted soon are the Central Pennsylvania Supplement and the Upstate and West New York Supplement.

Four others are not yet ready for a re-vote, and negotiations will continue. The four are the Western Pennsylvania Supplement, the Local 243 and Metro Detroit Supplement, the Local 804 Supplement and the Trailer Conditioners, Inc. (TCI) Supplement.

The national UPS contract will not take effect until all the supplements have been ratified.

Visit the UPSRising Facebook page where members can see the latest updates. Go to "UPSRising" on Facebook. Or visit to see all the UPS Rising news. Text "UPS" to 86466 to receive text message alerts (message and data rates may apply).

A ballot to cast your vote for the 2018-2023 UPS contracts has been mailed to each member's home. 

If you have not received your materials to vote on the UPS contract, contact the local union immediately

at 973-923-7070

Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm,

to request new information so that you can vote.

Requests for new or re-credential voter access credential and voting instructions will be accepted using the web platform until 5:00 pm Eastern Time on Thursday, October 4, 2018.

Remember, Member voting will end at 1:00 pm Eastern Time on Friday, October 5, 2018.

The ratification tally will start at

8:00 pm Eastern Time on Friday, October 5, 2018.

UPS Teamsters may follow the contract ratification vote results live on Friday, October 5.

There are two ways to participate:

1) You may join a conference call at 7 p.m. Central time/8 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, October 5 to listen to the results. To join the call, dial 866-767-0669.


2) You can watch and listen to the results live at

To view the flier, click here:

September 4, 2018

UPS/UPS Freight Contract Ratification Vote -

Please be advised the official date for balloting materials to be mailed to all eligible members at UPS and UPS Freight will be between Tuesday, September 11th and Friday, September 14, 2018.

The ballots will be counted on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

August 17, 2018

Below, please find the links that you can click on and view the tenative agreements for both Local 177 Supplemental agreements, along with the National Master Agreement;

Local 177 Drivers

Local 177 Mechanics and Maintenance

Master Agreement

August 9, 2018

Leaders of UPS and UPS Freight Local Unions Approve Tentative Agreements

July 10, 2018

Teamsters Release UPS National Agreement in Principal, Highlights. 

Click links below to read the full agreement,

June 29, 2018

Since the settlement in principle was reached last week with UPS for the National UPS agreement, plans have been made for negotiations on the supplemental agreements. As stated in the previous contract update (June 21), the supplemental agreements must be resolved and approved by UPS local unions first. This week’s update will focus on the new classification of Full-Time Combination Driver and further materials will be issued about other highlights of the settlement.

There will be a conference call on Tuesday, July 10 for UPS Teamsters to learn more about the proposed contract.

The first call is at 6 p.m. (Eastern) and a second call is at 9 p.m. (Eastern). Members only need to join one call.

The call-in number is (877) 229-8493, and access code is 111566.

June 21, 2018

The National Negotiating Committee has agreed to a settlement in principle on the National Master UPS agreement, subject to the resolution of supplemental agreements and approval by UPS local unions. The term of the national agreement is set at five years, expiring on July 31, 2023.

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UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters Strike Authorizationtion Results:

June 5, 2018

UPS, UPS Freight Members Authorize Strikes, If Necessary

UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters have approved giving their respective negotiating committees the right to call a strike, if necessary.

The UPS members authorized a strike, if necessary, by a 93 percent margin.

At UPS Freight, the margin was 91 percent.

The vote was conducted by electronic secret ballot and the tally was released tonight.

“This vote by our UPS and UPS Freight members gives the negotiating committees bargaining leverage this week and during subsequent negotiations for the national contract and the supplements,” said Denis Taylor, Director of the Teamsters Package Division and Co-Chairman of the Teamsters National UPS Negotiating Committee. “It is very helpful to have the members’ backing as we work toward negotiating strong contracts at UPS and UPS Freight.”

Sign up for the UPS Rising app where you can find the current UPS contract, along with all the UPS contract updates and other news. Visit the UPS Rising Facebook page where members can see the latest updates.

Text “UPS” to 86466 to receive text message alerts (message and data rates may apply).


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2018 Local 177 Golf Outing

Local 177 would like to thank all of our retired and active members who participated in ths years outing.  Please visit the photo gallery to see pictures of this years event.

Information about the 2019 Local 177 Golf Outing will be posted as soon as it is available, please check back.

Local 177 Officers' Election Results Certification


Pursuant to a request of Local 177, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Global Election Services designated Maralin Falik, Chief Executive Officer, to attend the Nominations Meeting of the aforesaid Local on Sunday September 11, 2016 at the Knights of Columbus, 1034 Jeannette Avenue, Union, NJ 07083. The meeting commenced at 9:00 A.M.

GLOBAL ELECTION SERVICES HEREBY CERTIFIES that the Notice of Nominations and Election was timely mailed to members by Local 177.

GLOBAL ELECTION SERVICES FURTHER CERTIFIES that the nominations were conducted in accordance to the rules of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the by-laws of Local 177 IBT.

GLOBAL ELECTION SERVICES FURTHER CERTIFIES that inasmuch as only one candidate was nominated for each position, and each candidate accepted their nomination, a mail ballot election is not required and the candidates listed below were elected by acclamation.

GLOBAL ELECTION SERVICES FURTHER CERTIFIES that all candidates, nominators and seconders were eligible to participate, based upon the TITAN dues records provided to Global Election Services by Local 177 IBT.



Nominated by Chuck Freda and Seconded by John Daly



Nominated by Pete Tambini and Seconded by Shannon Bohal



Nominated by Bill Calise and Seconded by Pete Armellino



Nominated by Brian Poll and Seconded by Kevin Curran




Nominated by Vincent Cioffo and Seconded by Miguel Horna


Nominated by Roger Mauiri and Seconded by John Ball


Nominated by Dave Bosworth and Seconded by Keith O’brien



Nominated by John Dabrowski and Seconded by Dan Gross


Nominated by Vernon Lee and Seconded by Robert Molesky Jr.


Nominated by Walter Barbosa and Seconded by Devon Pusey


Nominated by Gerry Reuter and Seconded by John Spiegel


Nominated by James Barclay and Seconded by David Shumacher


Nominated by Bob Brunner and Seconded by Frank Chiavetta


Local 177 Members & Executive Board Recognize 50 Year Member
On Sunday, May 1, 2016, there was a General Membership Meeting held at The Knights of Columbus in Union NJ.  At the conclusion of the meeting, the Executive Board, along with all Members in attendance, honored Brother Danny Kaminski for 50 years as a member of Teamsters Local 177. Read More...


{For members and their guests}

The Sands Casino Trip

  • Annual trip to The Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA           every April.

   Fishing Trip 

  • June 22, 2018 - Departure time is at 7:00AM on the “MistyMorn” out of South Amboy, NJ. This is on a first come basis. You must fill out the application in your May newsletter and return by June 7, 2018. The cost of the trip is $40 per person.

West Point

  • We are trying to setup a trip to West Point some time in the Fall of 2018. All members will be notified as to when this trip will take place in the September Newsletter.           

Annual Christmas Dinner Dance

  • As always, Local 177 and the Retiree Chapter will be holding it’s annual Christmas Dinner Dance this year on Saturday, December 1, 2018.



Local 177 Retirees Club Membership Information

  Those wishing to join our club, please copy and paste the application below, fill out, and return to Teamsters Local 177 Retiree Chapter, 282 Hillside Avenue, Hillside, NJ 07205.  Enclose a yearly check for $15 made out to Local 177 Retiree Chapter. You will receive three issues of our newsletter a year which will keep you up to date on all upcoming events and trips. Many trips are at reduced rates for members.

Chapter/Club Membership Application

Local 177 Retirees Chapter

Members Name ____________________________________________________

Members Address __________________________________________________

City ________________________________ State _____________Zip ________

Members Phone    Home ___________________ Cell ______________________

E-Mail ____________________________________________________________

Signature ____________________________________ Date _________________

 If you have any question, please contact Larry Pecoraro - 551-265-7937, Bob Hutzel - 201-835-3965, Rich DeWitt - 973-698-4820 or Brian Eardley - 201-747-0880.


2018 Local 177 Scholarship Winners:

All Local 177 Scholarship winners were awarded $2500.00/year.

Candy Greczylo - daughter of North Jersey feeder driver, John Greczylo.

Rocco Visconti - son of Saddle Brook automotive journeyman mechanic, Tommy Visconti.

Derek Liguori - son of North Jersey feeder driver, Ralph Daniels.

2018 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Winners:

The following won $1000.00 from the James R Hoffa Scholarhip Fund:


2018 Joint Council 73 Scholarship Winners:

All Joint Council 73 Scholarship winners were awarded $8000.00 scholarships.

Candy Greczylo - daughter of North Jersey feeder driver, John Greczylo.

Robert Voli - son of Meadowlands feeder driver, Bobby Voli.

Sarah Lapinski - daughter of Edison porter, Mike Lapinski.

The following won a one time $1000.00 Boot Strap award from Teamsters JC 73,

Rocco Visconti      Justin Sousa

Derek Liguori        Nicholas Hough

Jeel Shah               Caitlin Cahill


 The Executive Board, along with the Membership of Local 177, wish to extend its' congratulations to the winners and their families.  Photos of the winners can be found in the Photo Gallery located in the left column of the home page.


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  • This Web page provides the latest updates for the national contract, riders and supplements that cover about 3,500 Teamsters at DHL Express.

  • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

    XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

    This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

    XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

    Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

    Together, we can eXPOse the company’s global greed and win fairness, respect and dignity for tens of thousands of XPO employees around the world!

  • This page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

  • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

  • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

  • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

  • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

  • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
    More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
    Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

  • The contributions of black members to the success of the Teamsters Union are numerous, varied and as old as the union itself. This month, the Teamsters Union spotlights some of those contributions.

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