(Your City, State) – July 25, 2023 – United Parcel Service (UPS) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) have reached a tentative contract agreement, averting a strike that could have disrupted shipping and delivery services across the United States.
The agreement, which was reached after weeks of negotiations, includes wage increases, improved health care benefits, and new safety measures for UPS workers. The deal also includes a provision for air conditioning in all new delivery vans, a key demand of the Teamsters.
“This is a great victory for UPS workers and their families,” said Sean O’Brien, general president of the IBT. “This contract will provide our members with the wages, benefits, and working conditions they deserve.”
UPS CEO Carol Tome said the agreement “recognizes the hard work and dedication of our employees, and it ensures that UPS remains competitive in the global marketplace.”
The tentative agreement is subject to ratification by the IBT’s membership. If it is approved, it will go into effect on August 1, 2023.
The agreement between UPS and the Teamsters is a major victory for both sides. It provides UPS workers with much-needed wage increases and improved benefits, while also ensuring that UPS remains competitive in the global marketplace. The agreement is also a win for consumers, who can expect to continue receiving the reliable shipping and delivery services they have come to expect from UPS.