At UPS Worldport, union members rally — and worry — ahead of threatened strike
LOUISVILLE — It’s been more than 25 years since Gilbert Pendleton, 62, was on the picket line with his local Teamsters union in Louisville, a time before online commerce and deliveries had changed the world. In 1997, when some 185,000 Teamsters went on strike in a fight to make more full-time jobs available and keep […]
Workers at Kentucky’s largest employer could soon be on strike. Here’s what it means.
Intense contract negotiations between an emboldened Teamsters union and package delivery giant United Parcel Service (UPS) are nearing a July 31 strike deadline. The outcome of this showdown has massive implications for every Kentucky worker facing inadequate wages, difficult working conditions and lack of respect on the job. That’s because Kentucky is ground zero for […]