In yet another move by the IBT and UPS to silence the voice of Teamster members, the current contract has been extended indefinitely until all supplements, rider and addenda are ratified. In other words, the International Union has essentially given away the members' right to strike. This seriously degrades the leverage needed to force UPS to finally agree to a fair contract that addresses the concerns of its workers.
We strongly condemn this move by the IBT/UPS. Ken Hall and the IBT's sell-out actions are beyond deplorable. Through these actions, Ken Hall and UPS are working to destroy the livelihoods of Teamster workers and their families.
Despite this, Teamsters Local 89 members and those in affected regions and locals will remain strong in their solidarity against this blatant attempt at undermining the votes and voices of UPS Teamsters. Ken Hall's attempt at political gain on the backs of the membership is unforgivable. This betrayal will not be forgotten.