Pilots at UPS authorize strike

By staff |
October 26, 2015
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Louisville, KY – Members of the Independent Pilots Association, the pilots who fly for United Parcel Service (UPS) voted 2252 to 8 to authorize a strike, with just under 97% member participation.

“UPS promises its customers on-time delivery, but after four years of labor negotiations, the company has failed to deliver a contract for its own pilots,” said Independent Pilots Association President Captain Robert Travis on Oct. 23, "In a clear voice, UPS pilots have said they are willing to strike if necessary to finish the job.”

The five-pilot IPA Executive Board now has the authority to formally request a release from federally mediated negotiations with UPS and the discretion to conduct a strike once mediation is concluded.

The Teamsters have vowed to support a Independent Pilots Association strike.

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