UPS pilots authorize strike against United Parcel Service

UPS pilots voted 2,252 to eight to authorize a strike against United Parcel Service.

Just under 97 percent of the membership voted.

“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 IPA President Captain Robert Travis. “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.