Teamsters To Begin Process To Authorize Leaders To Strike UPS

. This week, UPS Teamsters will vote in-person to authorize the union's leaders to call a strike if they feel the company is not negotiating a fair agreement.

Mark Solomon,


UPS Teamsters are voting in person this week on whether to call for a strike if the union believes that the company will not negotiate a fair contract before the five-year current contract expires on July 31.

The vote to authorize a strike will take place in local union halls, or UPS locations that are designated by the local.

The voting must be completed before June 16.

A vote yes does not lead to a strike. The union leaders are only authorized to call a walkout if they deem it necessary.

According to Teamsters for a Democratic Union (a dissident group), a yes vote gives a union more bargaining power, whereas a no vote will destroy their ability to get a fair contract, because the company feels there will be no resistance to a proposed contract.