UPS and UPS Freight will pay up to ten days of paid leave to Teamsters who are diagnosed with COVID-19, living with someone with COVID-19, or have been quarantined by a government agency, medical professional.
UPS and UPS Freight management had previously announced that workers affected by the Coronavirus would only be granted unpaid leave.
UPS and UPS Freight have reached an agreement with the Teamsters to pay workers up to two weeks (10 days) of paid leave at the worker’s daily guarantee if you are:
- diagnosed with COVID-19
- living with someone with COVID-19, or
- quarantined by a government agency, or medical professional
The company will make regular pension and health and welfare contributions for these hours of paid leave.
After the 10 days of paid leave are exhausted, Local 71 members are also eligible for short-term disability benefits if they have COVID-19 or have been quarantined by a medical professional or government agency.
Members who are laid-off, terminated, or on a leave-of-absence are not eligible for short-term disability.
Short-term disability benefits for Local 71 UPS Teamsters provides for 60 percent of average weekly base pay up to $500 per week for up to 26 weeks, and includes continued health benefits.
UPSers can use sick days, vacation days, and personnel days after the 10 days of paid leave are exhausted.
Short-term disability benefits are not paid while you are collecting paid leave.
There will be no discipline for absenteeism due to COVID-19 related issues.