UPS union contract extended to allow negotiators to reach new deal

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    UPS union contract extended to allow negotiators to reach new deal - Great Falls Tribune

    National union negotiators and United Parcel Service Inc. have agreed to an “indefinite extension” of their current contract while they work on resolving some issues rejected by local members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in a recent vote.

    A representative from UPS said the extension will allow negotiators to hammer out the the finer points of the next five-year contract, but the president of the Teamsters Local 89 blasted the move.

    “... The International Union has essentially given away the members’ right to strike,” Teamsters Local 89 President Fred Z wrote on the union’s website Saturday. “This seriously degrades the leverage needed to force UPS to finally agree to a fair contract that addresses the concerns of its workers.”