UPS Strike Off, Comic Stores Spared Disruption

UPS Strike Off, Comic Stores Spared Disruption

Posted by June 23, 2018 Comment

United Parcel Service workers and their union, the Teamsters, have agreed on a tentative five-year deal which, if approved, will prevent what was threatened to be their first UPS strike in decades.

Covering a quarter of a million employees, the new deal will include pay increases alongside a much-touted Sunday delivery service.

A strike had been agreed in principle by employees for August if a deal could not have been done, and was expected to impact the comic book industry significantly, both distributors, publishers and dealers.

The deal will see part-time package handlers move from $10.35 an hour to $13 to $15.50 by 2022, while drivers currently on $19 an hour, will get $20.50 now and $34.79 an hour by 2022. The vote on the new contracts will take place next month but is expected to go through relatively easily.

(Last Updated June 23, 2018 12:35 pm )

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