The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

UPS Contract Rejected

Aug 5, 2013

The tentative contract covering 225,000 UPS workers nationally but not in Chicago was voted down, as workers voted NO on 18 regional and local supplements. The union’s international constitution requires all of them to be ratified for the contract to go into effect. The proposed contract doesn’t deal with low part-time wages, harassment, and forced overtime for drivers. And it would shift a lot of health care costs onto workers.

Good for the workers who voted NO. It can be the first step in fighting to get what workers need.