Reprinted from Law360 Employment Authority.
The Teamsters are getting a head start on their campaign to secure a new labor contract at UPS, and experts said widespread dissatisfaction with the current agreement and new union leadership could indicate that the union is prepared to follow through on its early threats of a strike.
The Teamster Contract Campaign at UPS will kick off with a series of workplace action nationwide, starting as soon as August 1. The International Union has released a great toolkit of materials for members and local unions to use at rallies, parking lot meetings, and leafleting actions at UPS locations.
United Parcel Service’s second quarter profits rose 8.5% over last year to $3.5 billion in operating profit. Management’s press release to Wall Street also reports that revenue rose to $24.8 billion for the quarter and projects that revenue for 2022 will top $100 billion.
More than 500 members joined our UPS Teamsters United zoom event on Sunday to hear a report from the International Union’s UPS Contract Campaign Coordinator on the Teamster Call to Action starting August 1-5. We went over the timeline for the contract campaign, heard reports from members on upcoming workplace actions, and talked about how to get involved. Find out what you missed.