UPS Teamsters members approve 5-year contract
The Teamsters Union members voted to approve the tentative contract agreement reached last month, ending contentious labor negotiations that threatened to disrupt package deliveries for thousands of pharmacies nationwide.
The Teamsters said in a statement that within the highest voted election ever, 86% of the votes casts were in favor of ratifying the contract.
The union ratified more than 40 supplemental agreements except for one that covers about 170 members in Florida. The national master agreement will go into effect as soon as that supplement is renegotiated and ratified, it said.
UPS said voting results for contracts covering employees under two local unions are expected soon. The new contract sets a new standard for pay and benefits.
“Our members just ratified the most lucrative agreement the Teamsters have ever negotiated at UPS,” Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien said in a statement. “This contract will improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of workers.” Read more.