via TEAMSTER.ORG | (WASHINGTON) – Workers at UPS Freight represented by the Teamsters Union have ratified a new five-year agreement that was the company’s last, best and final offer, averting a national strike. Members approved the contract by a 77 percent to 23 percent margin at local union meetings held from Nov. 7 until today. The agreement covers approximately 11,600 workers at the company.
The final vote was 6,935 in favor and 2,067 opposed with 84 percent of eligible members voting.
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