UPS Workers Claim Holiday Disaster Looms as They Threaten to Strike

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Reprinted from The San Francisco Chronicle by Hayley Peterson on November 21, 2017.

UPS workers are threatening to go on strike amid the busy holiday shipping season because of a disagreement over changes to their health care benefits.

UPS aircraft mechanics and related employees who maintain the company’s air cargo fleet are taking out ads in USA Today and The Seattle Times that state: “What every American should know before they ship with UPS during the holidays: UPS wants to make deep cuts to its aircraft mechanics’ health care benefits. That’s why the 1,300 aircraft mechanics who keep UPS planes running during the holiday season are ready to strike.”

The workers, represented by the Teamsters Local 2727 union, say UPS wants to make massive cuts to their health care benefits.  …

SF Chronicle 11/21

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