UPS Negotiations Collapse, Teamsters Local 804 Members Hold Practice Pickets Around NYC
Around 4 AM Wednesday, UPS walked away from the bargaining table after presenting an unacceptable offer to the Teamsters that did not address members’ needs. Following marathon negotiations, UPS refused to give the Teamsters a last, best, and final offer, telling the union the company had nothing more to give. The UPS Teamsters National Negotiating Committee unanimously rejected the package. The UPS Teamsters contract covering more than 340,000 full- and part-time workers expires July 31, and rank-and-file workers have already authorized a strike by an overwhelming 97 percent. No additional negotiations are scheduled.
“This multibillion-dollar corporation has plenty to give American workers — they just don’t want to,” said Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien. “UPS had a choice to make, and they have clearly chosen to go down the wrong road.”
This week, members of Teamsters Local 804 here in NYC organized Practice Pickets in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx to show the company they're serious — check out photos on Local 804's social media, and be sure to follow the page for upcoming Practice Pickets and other opportunities to support these workers in their fight for a fair contract! (Pictured: Teamsters Local 804 members Practice Picketing in Manhattan North and Metro Queens)