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Teamsters Approve Strike Authorization Vote, as Anticipated

The Teamsters leadership has announced its members have overwhelmingly voted for UPS strike authorization. This was a routine and expected part of the negotiation process.

Here are some facts UPS would like you to be aware of:

  • Strike authorization votes are taken by most unions during contract negotiations to drive media attention, and put pressure on a company during the negotiations.
  • Regardless of the authorization to strike, the reality is that a strike authorization vote does not give the IBT the ability to call a strike while the current national master agreements are in effect through July 31, 2018.
  • Business continues as usual at UPS, and we continue to negotiate with the Teamsters about two weeks every month.
  • We have reached tentative agreements on a wide variety of non-economic issues.
  • UPS is confident in our ability to reach an agreement that meets the needs of our employees and the business.

This website will remain a source for factual, timely information about negotiations so please check back regularly for updates.

June 5, 2018

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