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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Download the Latest UPS Contract Update

UPS made $5 billion last year.  But the company is demanding givebacks and a substandard contract.

National UPS contract talks will be held from June 18-21.

While the company is at the bargaining table, members will be in parking lots and at UPS guard shacks and gates, passing out a Contract Update to let other UPSers know about some of the issues that are on the table and raising awareness of company demands that we need to defeat.

UPS Contract Unity Action Set, June 18-21

UPS Teamsters United is organizing national Contract Unity actions to send the company the message that we will not accept givebacks or a weak contract. Are you in?

 

 

UPS/UPS Freight Vote for Strike Authorization

UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters have both voted overwhelmingly to authorize the IBT to call a strike if necessary to win a fair contract. UPS Teamsters approved strike authorization by 93.19% UPS Freight Teamsters approved strike authorization by 91.26%.

Organizing to Stop UPS Contract Givebacks

An Information Brownout by the Hoffa administration is keeping UPSers in the dark. TDU and Teamsters United are informing and uniting members to defeat givebacks and win a fair contract. You can help.

UPS & UPS Freight Strike Vote Results

The results of the UPS and UPS Freight strike authorization vote will be released on Tuesday night. Members can join a conference call at 8pm Eastern to hear the results, or you can watch the results live online.


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