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260,000 UPS Teamsters authorize a strike, if necessary

Jun 11, 2018 at 09:59 AM CST
United Parcel Service (UPS) management and unionized workers represented by the Teamsters are conducting intense negotiations to replace a five-year contract that expires July 31. Last night, the Teamsters ratcheted up the pressure by voting overwhelmingly to authorize a strike in case the talks fail. More than 90% of the 260,000 Teamsters voted to authorize the strike. Any walkout would not take place before August, but the union said the strength of rank-and-file support gives their negotiators more leverage