Federal officials rejected a bid by Teamster aircraft mechanics at UPS to begin a 30-day countdown to a strike. The National Mediation Board refused to declare that contract talks were at a stalemate, even though our union has been in negotiations for four years without a contract!
Feds Reject Teamsters’ Step Toward UPS Strike
Reprinted from the Associated Press
(June 2) Federal officials have rejected a bid by the Teamsters union to begin a 30-day countdown to a potential strike against United Parcel Service by the delivery company’s aircraft mechanics.
A UPS spokesman says the National Mediation Board told the company of its decision Tuesday. The union’s airline division had asked the board Friday to declare the talks stalemated.
A Teamsters official says the union was disheartened by the decision. He says the union was prepared to return to the bargaining table, “which we hope will be later this year.”
The union says it has bargained with UPS for more than four years without reaching a deal.