UPS workers are in a critical struggle with both their employer and their union, the Teamsters, which are pushing a poor contract on them. Like many workers in the United States, UPS workers are facing low wages and cuts to health care and other benefits. Although UPS workers nationwide voted by over 90% to go on strike, they are being told that the new five-year contract is a “done deal.” Rank and file workers are doing all they can to reach workers and let them know that this is not the case. They can still reject the contract and keep fighting for a better one. We discuss why this is an important step in raising the standards for all workers and why all people need to support UPS workers now with Richard Hooker of #623LivesMatter.
In The News:
Relevant articles and websites:
We have to fight for the contract we deserve, by a UPS worker
Teamster Union Blackmails UPS Workers, by Will Morrow
Handout: Ten Reasons to Vote No
Richard Hooker is a International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 623 member, a long time employee at UPS and an organizer of the #623LivesMatter movement.