The Teamsters union said it has secured pay raises for United Parcel Service workers, averting what would have been one of the largest strikes in U.S. history.
“UPS has put $30 billion in new money on the table as a direct result of these negotiations,” Teamsters general president Sean O’Brien said in a statement. “This contract sets a new standard in the labor movement and raises the bar for all workers.”
Under the tentative five-year agreement, existing full and part-time UPS Teamsters will earn $2.75 more per hour in 2023, and $7.50 more per hour over the length of the contract. Wages for existing part-timers will also be raised to no less than $21 per hour, effective immediately, according to a Teamsters statement.