If you’re a Teamsters or UPS employee, or you’re just a concerned contributor to the cause, you’ve probably heard about the looming strike between the Teamsters and UPS. It looks like Teamsters employees may be on the brink of their first national strike against UPS in more than two decades. But before you hit the picket lines with the rest of the crowd, it’s important to understand the facts around the strike so that you can make an informed decision about how to participate. In this article, we’ll go over everything you need to know about the Teamsters and UPS strike.
On August 2018, a major strike occurred in the US postal service when the Teamsters Union – a labor union of over 1.4 million members – called for a country-wide strike of United Parcel Service (UPS) employees.
The action was taken out of protest against the terms of a proposed labor agreement. The strike involved over 250,000 UPS Teamster workers who resided in several states across the US. The strike had major effects in the UPS’s physical deliveries, primarily in the area of package shipments.
- Contract agreement – the third contract agreement in five years was being disputed
- Effects on the public – UPS physical deliveries were affected especially in package shipments
- Aims of the strike – to protest against the terms of a proposed labor agreement
No matter the outcome of the UPS Teamsters strike, it’s clear that this labor dispute will have an impact on the global shipping industry and the people that rely on it. If you need to stay up to date with the news, you know where to turn.