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Attention Local 162 Members at UPS...Swan Island Day Sort Change of Operations

By Ben Vedus, Business Agent & Mark Davison, Local 162 President

The Union has received a written change of operations notice that UPS intends on permanently closing the day sort shift/operation at the Swan Island facility in Portland and ceasing all operations on that sort/shift on or about April 18, 2024. 

This written notice from UPS is in accordance with Article 38 of the National Master Agreement, which requires UPS to provide at least forty-five (45) days advance written notice to the Union of any change of operations that will result in a change of domicile (work location) and/or possible layoff of seniority employees. 

UPS is also required under Article 38 to meet with the Union to provide all the details of the change of operations and resolve questions raised by the Union in connection with the change.  This process is now under way and your Union is well prepared and experienced in responding to a change of operations. 

Please be patient as we navigate this change of operations on your behalf and work to achieve a written change of operations agreement that is in full compliance with the provisions of the National Master, Western Supplement and Joint Council 37 Package and Sort Riders. 

We certainly understand the anxiety and stress that a notice of layoff can create and appreciate your patience as we work through all of this.  We are fielding many questions and concerns from the membership, and once we have received all of the details of this change of operations we will hold a meeting of all affected members at the Union Hall.    

Note:  Affected employees are now also receiving notices of layoff from UPS as required under the Federal “Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification” (WARN) Act. 

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Teamsters Local 162
1850 NE 162nd Ave
Portland, OR 97230

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