UPS workers last went on strike in 1997.
A walkout that lasted for fifteen days ultimately resulted in a victory for the union. THE TEXAS CITY OF FORT WORTH – UPS drivers and employees in the North Texas area are getting ready to go on strike.
On Wednesday, members of their union, which collectively represents 340,000 warehouse workers and delivery drivers, will practice picketing outside of their workplace.
The union is attempting to exert pressure on UPS so that the company will satisfy its demands.
According to reports, representatives from the union and the firm met for negotiations that lasted throughout the night and into the early morning hours.
On Wednesday morning, officials of a labor union sent out a tweet with a photo of themselves raising their fists. They say that UPS left the negotiating table after offering a “unacceptable” offer after they had already reached an agreement.
UPS refuted this claim and claimed that the employees were the ones who ended the negotiation process.
The union has stated that Wednesday is the last day for it to receive a new deal in time for it to evaluate and vote on it before the existing one expires at the end of the month. Their present contract is set to expire at the end of the month.
The workers are requesting an increase in the number of full-time positions, increased compensation, improved scheduling, and access to medical insurance.
During discussions in the previous month, UPS reached an agreement to install air conditioning in its delivery vans the following year. That was a significant victory for the union, which had been advocating for more safety for a longer period of time.
A strike might cause disruptions to supply chains across the country, including delays in package shipment and even delays in the delivery of goods.
UPS has stated that it is still eager to negotiate on a brand new four-year deal and is open to doing so.