On Monday, July 31, Teamsters local unions voted 161-1 to approve the tentative agreement with UPS that was reached on July 25. 340,000 UPS workers had been on the verge of a strike scheduled to begin Aug. 1, if an acceptable deal had not been reached. The Teamsters had a wide range of demands that were met, including air conditioning in trucks, wage increases, Martin Luther King, Jr. day as a paid holiday, and the end of both the two-tier wage system and forced overtime. The rank and file will vote on ratification between Aug. 3 and Aug. 22.

Read the full story by Ananta Agarwal for Reuters, published Monday, July 31, here:


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