A conference call will be held on May 9 with local unions to discuss holding a strike authorization vote by UPS Freight Teamsters. Then UPS Freight Teamsters will vote by electronic balloting on giving the IBT authorization to call a strike.
Hoffa’s Package Division has expelled a member of the National Negotiating Committee for breaking the Information Brownout on contract negotiations. Members have a right to know about their contract. Teamsters United is not backing down.
The National Negotiating Committee and UPS Freight completed their second week of contract talks on February 1.
The Union has many good proposals on the table. We can improve our substandard contract if the Hoffa administration stands their ground. The company is demanding givebacks to test the Hoffa administration and distract us from winning the improvements we need. We can’t let that happen.