A congressional hearing devolved into an angry confrontation between Republican Senator Markwayne Mullin and Sean O'Brien, the president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
UPS plans to hire more than 100,000 workers — at higher pay than a year ago — to help handle the holiday rush this season, in line with hiring the previous three years.
The Teamsters said that 86% of the votes casts were in favor of ratifying the national contract. They also said it was passed by the highest vote for a contract in the history of the Teamsters at UPS.
The Teamsters union reached a tentative deal with UPS, narrowly averting a nationwide strike. Rank-and-file union members are voting on whether to approve the contract.
A tentative agreement between UPS and the Teamsters has averted a potential strike at the company. The deal will secure pay raises for part-time workers.
UPS has reached a contract agreement with its 340,000-person strong union Tuesday, averting a strike that had the potential to disrupt logistics nationwide for businesses and households alike.
A barista-led labor movement has dealt challenges to coffee shop owners, and not just Howard Schultz. In Milwaukee, two independently owned cafés faced union drives with two very different outcomes.
At a convention of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters this week, the union announced plans to create a special division focused on organizing Amazon workers across the country.