UPS and Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement

Negotiations were carried out without the assistance of the president’s administration.

The Teamsters Union and United Parcel Service officials announced that a tentative contract agreement has been reached which, if approved by union members, will avoid a strike that would have disrupted the nation’s parcel deliveries. 

The union said the agreement would increase wages for all employees and other workplace protections are included. 

“Together we reached a win-win-win agreement on the issues that are important to Teamsters leadership, our employees, and to UPS and our customers,” UPS CEO Carol Tome said. “This agreement continues to reward UPS’s full- and part-time employees with industry-leading pay and benefits while retaining the flexibility we need to stay competitive, serve our customers and keep our business strong.” 

“The union went into this fight committed to winning for our members. We demanded the best contract in the history of UPS, and we got it,” Teamsters General President Sean O’Brien stated. “UPS has put $30 billion in new money on the table as a direct result of these negotiations.” 

The union had earlier rejected offers from President Biden’s administration to mediate the negotiations. 

The deal is subject to the ratification of more than 300,000 workers. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his labor advisors as they promote organized labor.
  • For Acting Secretary Julie Su as she heads the Labor Department.
  • With thanksgiving that union strikes have recently been averted during large labor negotiations.

Sources: Politico, JustTheNews, CNBC


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