Thursday, June 29, 2023

Logistics: "Teamsters warn of 'imminent' UPS strike affecting 'nearly all Americans'"

 From United Press International, June 28, 9:54 PM:

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters warned Wednesday that a nationwide UPS strike is "imminent" after the powerful union walked away from the bargaining table.

The Teamsters said in a statement that the union, the largest in the United States, has given UPS one week to "act responsibly" and provide a better economic proposal for 340,000 full- and part-time workers.... 

.... "With a deadline of Friday to return a last, best, and final offer, UPS risks putting itself on strike by August 1 and causing devastating disruptions to the supply chain in the U.S. and other parts of the world," the union said....


Meanwhile at FreightWaves: 

Teamsters demand UPS present last, best, final offer by Friday
Ultimatum moves up offer deadline by several days

....“The largest single-employer strike in American history now appears inevitable,” said Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien....