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UPS, Teamsters Settle Job Creation Dispute

March 31, 2000

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United Parcel Service has settled a dispute with the Teamsters over creation of jobs called for in the union's 1997 contract.

UPS has agreed to create 2,000 more full-time jobs covering the second year of the five-year contract, reported the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The contract required UPS to create 2,000 full-time jobs for each year of the contract. However, UPS had argued that it shouldn't have to do so for the first two years of the agreement, because business had not yet recovered from the effects of the Teamsters strike that preceded the signing of the contract.
In February, an arbitrator ruled that UPS must create the 2,000 full-time jobs for the first year of the contract. UPS said it would enter discussions with the union to resolve the issue for the second year. The jobs will be offered to current part-time employees. The issue of part-time labor was a major one leading to the 1997 strike.

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