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.

vote-yes-strike-auth_thumb.jpg

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.


Related Articles

Challenges We Face in the UPS Contract

Legacy of the “Best Contract Ever” October 18, 2006. Mention the “best ever” contract of 2002 to UPS Teamsters and you’ll probably get a roll of the eyes. But the issues behind the contract are serious. With Hoffa agreeing to early negotiations, now is the time to look carefully where our union stands relative to UPS management. First-Ever Benefits Cuts The top UPS priority is to turn back the clock on pension benefits. For the...

What We Need From Bargaining

Aggressive Contract Proposals Needed for UPS Contract October 18, 2006. We all have high hopes for improvements in our UPS contract, but an over-arching goal has to be to strengthen our union and secure our future. With that in mind, concerned UPS members and leaders are looking at what it will take in our contract to undo problems in the current contract, and protect our future on the job and in retirement. Secure our Pension...

Drivers for FedEx Unit Are Employees, NLRB Regional Director Determines

BNA Daily Labor ReportRick Valliere October 2, 2006. Drivers for FedEx Home Delivery are statutory employees of the company and not independent contractors, a National Labor Relations Board regional director ruled Sept. 20, ordering a union representation election sought by the Teamsters union at two Massachusetts locations (FedEx Home Delivery & Teamsters Local 24, NLRB Cases 1-RC-22034, 22035, 9/20/06). The decision is the latest in a string of victories before various tribunals around the country...

UPS Management Campaigns for Hoffa

Major IBT Employers Back Hoffa October 18, 2006. Give UPS management credit. When they decided to back Hoffa, they didn’t go halfway.Not only did UPS management give Hoffa unlimited access to campaign inside their largest facility, the UPS Worldport hub in Louisville: UPS management literally chauffeured Hoffa around the grounds. Management drove Hoffa and his entourage from building to building in a company van so he could campaign throughout the facility on Oct. 13, just...

Related Articles

Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

UPS Volume Down, Profits Up

UPS has made $3.5 billion in profits after taxes already this year and it’s not even peak yet. Corporate brass predicted yesterday that profits for the year could top $5 billion. Volume is down, but profits are up. How? Speed-up and subcontracting. 

Building Solidarity & Charting the Course for Change

Hundreds of Teamsters came together in Cleveland for three days of strategy sessions, labor education, and building solidarity.

View More News Posts