Employees of UPS have approved a new five-year union contract with the delivery giant. This comes after a tentative deal was reached to prevent a strike of about 340,000 United Parcel Services workers.
The Teamsters, the union representing UPS employees, announced that an impressive 86.3% of members voted in favor of the contract. This is being hailed as a "historic" deal, with the Teamsters stating that it has received the highest vote for a contract in their history with UPS.
Setting a New Standard
Teamsters General President Sean O'Brien declared that this contract sets a new standard for pay, benefits, and working conditions in the package-delivery industry. He further emphasized that this should serve as a template for fair treatment of workers nationwide. O'Brien also took the opportunity to call on non-union companies like Amazon to take note and improve their practices.
One Agreement to be Renegotiated
While the majority of supplemental agreements have been settled, it is important to note that one local supplemental agreement affecting 174 workers in Florida will need further negotiation.
A spokesperson for UPS has stated that the company will provide a comment on the matter soon. We will keep you updated on any new developments regarding this story.
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