Aug 23, 2023

Parcel delivery giant UPS avoids first strike in 25 years

UPS has avoided its first US strike in more than 25 years as the union representing its workers said a new five-year contract has been approved. The two sides have been negotiating for months over demands including higher pay and better working conditions. The Atlanta-based firm is the world's largest package delivery company, with more than 20 million deliveries a day in more than 220 countries around the world. Workers at Amazon and other delivery firms have pointed to the agreement as they pushed for their own pay raises. Unions representing "Essential" transportation workers such as pilots, port workers and delivery drivers have been enjoying stronger bargaining power in recent months due to the country's tight jobs market.

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