Teamsters Vote to Strike if Talks Fail With UPS

Share this article:
Members of the Teamsters have voted to strike if contract negotiations fail with United Parcel Service.


According to The Associated Press and Reuters, early results show that 93 percent of the UPS Teamsters who voted during weekend balloting support a walkout if an agreement is not reached before the current contract expires July 31. Union spokesman Bret Caldwell said 75 percent of locals had reported by Monday, but he did not provide turnout numbers or a vote count.


The union represents 230,000 UPS drivers, sorters, clerks and loaders. Teamsters walked out on the UPS for 15 days in 1997, damaging the company's reputation for delivery and slowing shipments.


Share this article:
You must be a registered member of Direct Marketing News to post a comment.
close

Next Article in Direct Mail

Sign up to our newsletters

Follow us on Twitter @dmnews

Latest Jobs:

More in Direct Mail

USPS Commissions Brain Research on Direct Mail

USPS Commissions Brain Research on Direct Mail

The Office of the Inspector General seeks neuroscientists to investigate human responses to digital and physical media.

Direct Mail Remains Impactful

Direct Mail Remains Impactful

Even in this prolific digital age, direct mail proves to be a strong tool for marketers. Standard mail volume is growing at 3% and marketers will spend $45 billion on ...

Delivered: Coupon Mailers

Delivered: Coupon Mailers

What's in our mailbox this month: Coupons. See which ones are good deals—and which ones you shouldn't deal with.