UPS Workers Are Preparing to Strike, Would Be Largest Single-Employer Strike in U.S. History

UPS workers have authorized their union, the Teamsters, to strike with an “overwhelming” 97% vote in favor, the organization announced on Friday.

“This vote shows that hundreds of thousands of Teamsters are united and determined to get the best contract in our history at UPS. If this multibillion-dollar corporation fails to deliver on the contract that our hardworking members deserve, UPS will be striking itself,” said Teamsters president Sean M. O’Brien in a statement.

The strike could happen as soon as August 1st (when the current contract expires) if a deal is not made between UPS and the union for a “strong new contract.”


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