Fri, Jul 07, 2006
Will Go To Vote In September
It's been almost four years in the
making... and now, a new contract between UPS and its pilots is all
done but for the final vote.
We don't have any details on the new contract yet... except
that, if approved, it would run through 2011. Voting is expected
sometime in mid-September.
It's been a tough road to plough for both sides. Contract talks
have been overseen by a federal mediator since 2004. The
International Pilots Association, which represents the company's
2,700 pilots, had asked to be released from mediation so its
members could consider a strike.
Meanwhile, pilots at competing global cargo hauler FedEx are
already on the picket line, even though they're not on strike.
They're working under a contract that expired two years ago.
Now... FedEx has asked for federal mediation in the ongoing
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