The IBT and Local Unions are in charge of strike preparation. But we can all help get strike-ready. Check out the UPS Teamsters United Strike Preparation Toolkit which includes:
- UPS Strike - Questions & Answers
- UPS Contract Deadline - Questions & Answers
- Getting Your Building Strike-Ready
- Getting Your Route Strike-Ready
- UPS Teamster Strike-Ready Roster
- IBT Strike Captain Resources
- Tentative Agreements: Summary of Changes & Improvements So Far
Our strike deadline is August 1 and picket signs are being shipped to Local Unions. There is still time for the company to make a contract offer and avert a strike. Whichever path the company chooses, we are going to win. Use the Strike Preparation Toolkit at a parking lot meeting or at the gates to inform your co-workers and get your building more strike-ready.
Take these essential steps with Teamsters in your building to to get more strike-ready.
Address members' questions with the facts. The company is using rumors to play divide-and-conquer. We are uniting to win.
UPS has until midnight on July 31 to reach a tentative agreement on a new contract or strike themselves. Get answers to frequently asked questions about the contract deadline and voting in the event of a tentative agreement.
During a strike, UPS may try to make deliveries, especially to priority customers. Federal laws gives strikers the right to extend our picket lines to locations while managers or scabs are attempting to make deliveries. This is called “ambulatory picketing" and it is a proven and effective tactic.
Every driver should fill out a "Get Your Route Strike-Ready" form with a list of high-value and high-volume customers for strike captains to use to organize ambulatory picketing. Ambulatory picketing is regulated by law. All rules and do's and don'ts must be followed.
In the event of a strike, members will need to be able to reach each other. Use the Strike-Ready Roster to collect the phone number of every member in your center or on your shift. Make sure to get a copy to your Local Union and the designated strike captains. Make a texting list from the roster so that you can reach everyone quickly. You may want to use an app like WhatsApp, Reach, or Signal.
Read the IBT Strike Captain Resources toolkit for additional detailed information.