UPS Prepares for Potential Labor Disruptions

Amid critical contract negotiations, UPS plans to train nonunion employees for package delivery to ensure operational continuity in case of a strike.

UPS Prepares for Potential Labor Disruptions
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UPS Inc. has announced plans to train nonunion employees for package delivery in anticipation of potential labor disruptions. This action precedes an important deadline for negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the union representing around 340,000 UPS workers. While UPS states that this move won't impact ongoing talks or operations, it underlines the potential for a strike as the current five-year contract nears its expiration. Among the key negotiation points is the wage increase for part-time workers.

This measure by UPS is designed to ensure the continuity of package delivery services, which amount to approximately 19 million packages daily in the U.S.

Source: Transport Topics

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