Update: UPS flight dispatchers are asking to be paid like counterparts at Delta, American

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    Update: UPS flight dispatchers are asking to be paid like counterparts at Delta, American - Atlanta Business Chronicle

    The threat of a walkout is on the table in contract negotiations for UPS airline workers who want to be paid like those employed by major carriers.

    Flight dispatchers with United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) gave unanimous consent last month for its elected union leaders to call a strike if needed in order to "secure a fair contract," according to a statement Monday from Transport Workers Union Local 549.

    The Union leadership said an 81-0 vote granted its top officers the right to initiate a walkout, potentially paralyzing the Atlanta-based logistics company.

    UPS, meanwhile, views the vote as a routine and symbolic gesture that does not give the union a right to strike.