UPS pilots vote to authorize strike

As reported by Post & Parcel:

The Independent Pilots Association has announced today (23 October) that UPS pilots have voted 2,252 to 8 to authorize a strike.

“UPS promises its customers on-time delivery, but after four years of labour negotiations, the Company has failed to deliver a contract for its own pilots,” commented IPA President Captain Robert Travis. “In a clear voice, UPS pilots have said they are willing to strike if necessary to finish the job.”

According to a statement issued today by the IPA, 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.

UPS and IPA are scheduled to return to the bargaining table in early November with the federal mediator retaining the right to cancel scheduled sessions.

As previously reported by Post&Parcel, FedEx ratified a new six-year contract with its pilots earlier this week.

Ken Wood is the founder of LJM Consultants. LJM helps clients negotiate “Best in Class” UPS/FedEx agreements. LJM was recently named the “best parcel auditing company in America” and was also inducted into Inc. Magazine’s Top 500/5000 fastest growing companies in America for 2013. To learn how LJM Consultants can help your company get the parcel contract you deserve, call 631-844-9500 or email

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