UPS/UPSF Strike Authorization Vote

Ballots are being mailed today on voting to give strike authorization to the IBT at UPS and UPS Freight. We urge all Teamsters to Vote Yes—download and distribute new UPS and UPS Freight bulletins to spread the word.

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Voting YES does not mean there will be a strike. The UPS and UPS Freight contracts do not expire until August 1, and a strike cannot be called while the contract is in effect.

UPS made $4.9 billion in profits. Voting Yes for strike authorization tells the company and the union that members demand a fair contract.

Download and distribute Vote YES bulletins for UPS Teamsters and UPS Freight Teamsters.

How the Vote Will Work

For the first time, the strike authorization vote will be conducted by electronic balloting through BallotPoint Election Services.

A ballot packet will be mailed to every member at UPS and UPS Freight on May 15.

Members will be able to vote by computer, tablet, iPad, and smart phone—or you can call in and vote by telephone. Every member will be assigned an access code that is unique to each individual voter. No one will know how you voted.

If you do not receive a ballot packet by Monday, May 21, call your Local Union and they will contact BallotPoint to have a replacement voting packet sent to you.

The deadline for voting is 8 p.m. on June 3. The vote count will be on June 5 and the results will be known when contract negotiations are held on June 6.

Click here to see what a voting packet looks like for UPS Teamsters and UPS Freight Teamsters.

Information Brownout Undermines Strike Vote

The Hoffa administration’s information brownout on contract negotiations undermines the strike vote. The IBT is not including any information about the contract issues or what we’re fighting for with the strike authorization ballot.

Some members have asked why they should vote to authorize a strike when they are being kept in the dark about negotiations. But voting No on a strike authorization would be a big mistake.

A weak Yes vote would send the company the wrong message and reduce our bargaining leverage.

We urge all members to Vote Yes and to talk up the vote with other Teamsters.

Stay In the Loop

Contract negotiations are heating up. Now is the time to make sure that you and the members you work with are getting contract updates.

Click here to sign up for contract updates from UPS Teamsters United.  

UPS Freight Teamsters can sign up for UPS Freight updates here.


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  • edward martin
    commented 2018-05-14 05:36:26 -0400
    this is what happens when you dont vote for a teamster president that works for its members
  • Steven Lopriore
    commented 2018-05-12 04:43:01 -0400
    What good is a strike authorization vote when Hoffas boys bring back a substandard agreement and tell the members that they’ll be no second offer and a no vote is a vote to strike, scaring members into voting yes as they did with ABF??
  • Scott Kendall
    commented 2018-05-11 20:46:49 -0400
    There will be no strike. The so-called negotiations and the concessions regarding hybrid drivers is in the bag. When UPS tried to bribe part timers with a signing bonus in 97 the union refuse to allow a vote. But this time all bribe (signing bonus) will be the table and a vote will happen.

    Get used to owning UPS stock instead of getting it in your pay or pension. Thats of course if you have money to buy stock. The teamsters are going to allow the Wal-Martation of the jobs. What is a meat grinder of a job with good pay and bennies will now be a meat grinding job at poverty wages and union dues due at $100 a month.

    Mean while teamsters leaders local and national will still be pulling down 150k to $250k or more a year with 3 different pensions funded at 150%.
  • Bruce Swearingen
    commented 2018-05-11 16:54:29 -0400
    After the successful HOFFIA take over in Tradeshow ( a RACKETEERS Dream) ..first >last> everything or its a strike contracts became the Norm..by then the Local (#631) was little more than a TEMP AGENCY, with Well Compensated Liars..distributing work through Favorites..Just like ALL the RACKETEERING Tradeshow locals that have been a REGULAR FEATURE in OUR IBT Magazines COURT MATERIALS section , IRB now I DO… Multiple RACKETEERING APPLICATIONS !! Nothing will change when 1 MILLION ELIGIBLE Members sit idle & Refuse to make their EARNED INFORMED Choice !!
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