UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters have until Sunday night to increase our union’s bargaining leverage by Voting Yes in the strike authorization vote.
The deadline to vote is:
8 pm Eastern
7 pm Central
6 pm Mountain
5 pm Pacific
Strike authorization vote ballots will be counted on Tuesday, June 5. National contract negotiations resume on June 6.
How to Vote
Every Teamster at UPS and UPS Freight was mailed a strike authorization voting packet. You will need your unique Access Code from that packet to vote.
Cast your vote and spread the word.
To vote by phone: Call 1.800.238.7077 or 1‑503‑419‑1110 and enter the Access Code from your packet.
To vote by Internet: Go to: https://es1.BallotPoint.com/UPS or https://es2.BallotPoint.com/UPS Enter your Access Code. Click LOGIN. Then, follow the directions to cast your vote.
Vote Yes to Reject Contract Givebacks
Voting Yes will send a message to UPS and the National Negotiating Committee that members will not accept givebacks or a weak contract.
A Yes vote does not mean that there will be a strike. Members will have the opportunity to vote on a contract offer from the company.
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 huge 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.
Let’s give the IBT maximum bargaining leverage and then demand that they use it to win a good contract!