UPS has planned to hit the company with a strike. This is going to be the second largest strike by the employees of the delivery company since 1997.

The parcel service based in Georgia has announced that it will be clearing its entire freight shipments in this week itself in order to ensure that the network of the company is empty before Friday. This is days before the strike will potentially start.

The estimated number of workers that can go on strike is around 11,000. These workers supported by Teamsters union may begin the strike from Monday as the contract negotiations are at a standstill.

The Teamster members across the country are already voting on the last, best and final offer” contract of UPS and the tally of votes will be done on Sunday. If the contract is not approved by the majority of members, then UPS Freight drivers will go on a strike from Monday.

The company has been unable to make any decisions regarding wage increment, pay for the dock work drivers and restrictions and benefits for the subcontractors. A UPS spokesperson said that Freight Teamsters’s decision of strike have disappointed them. The company has already informed the UPS Freight customers about the potential strike and disruption in service.

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UPS has agreed to some of the demands made by the union members including not increasing the threshold for workers from 1,500 to 1,800 hours for qualifying for a year’s pension credit, but not all of the union members’ demands have been conceded to.

In 1997, around 185,000 employees of the company held a walkout of 16 days. But after that this strike will be the first strike since then.

Source: Fox Business, Go by truck News