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UPS might strike (1 Viewer)

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https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/ups-preparing-for-a-massive-driver-strike

UPS is preparing for what could be the second-biggest employee strike to hit the delivery company since 1997.

The Georgia-based parcel service said it's clearing all of its freight shipments this week to ensure its network is completely empty by Friday, days before a massive strike could potentially start.

Up to 11,000 drivers, who are represented by the Teamsters union, may be on strike as early as Monday morning, as contract negotiations remain at a standstill.

All week, Teamster members across the country have been voting on UPS’s “last, best, and final offer” contract with final votes expected to be tallied on Sunday. If a majority of members do not approve the contract, UPS Freight drivers will not go to work on Monday.

The two parties have been going back and forth on wage increases, better pay for drivers who perform dock work, benefits and restrictions on subcontractors.

Amazon can't be happy with this.

 
Amazon can't be happy with this.
Amazon has been slowly building out it's own package shipping/delivery service.  Not sure of the numbers, but I think Amazon handles a good percentage of their own package deliveries.

Aside from Amazon, I'm sure many small business won't be happy with this - especially those who focus more on e-commerce operations.

 
Amazon has been slowly building out it's own package shipping/delivery service.  Not sure of the numbers, but I think Amazon handles a good percentage of their own package deliveries.

Aside from Amazon, I'm sure many small business won't be happy with this - especially those who focus more on e-commerce operations.
The Amazon service is mostly used for same-day delivery, when it would take too long to go with a 'regular' shipping service. Amazon also uses USPS a lot.

 
This is UPS Freight. UPS small parcel package will operate as usual.

These are two separate divisions.

 
I'm assuming that UPS Freight brings the stuff to put in the small parcel package trucks?


Not necessarily. Small parcel is picked up from businesses and delivered to a hub to be sorted then aired out or put on another smaller (brown) truck depending on location. 

Freight is for bulk movement of LTL or full trailer shipments. They are two separate entities under the UPS umbrella. 

I’m a logistic manager and coordinate shipments for both small parcel and LTL freight. Our small parcel UPS driver didn’t even know the freight guys were going to strike if an agreement wasn’t reached. Small parcel already agreed and voted on a new deal a little while back. 

 
I don’t blame them, the company recently announced a $20 billion plan to get rid of employees and replace them with automated systems.

 

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