The International Brotherhood of Teamsters’ union members at UPS Freight, UPS’s less-than-truckload unit, have voted to reject a five-year contract proposal that was already approved by the company and union leadership.
The vote, which was 4,244 to 1,897, means both parties must renegotiate. The current contract is set to expire on July 31.
The Teamsters posted results on their site indicating approval of the nationwide master contract, at least as of June 24, when the tallies were posted. UPS said in a statement that it had not been officially notified of voting results and would not comment further until it was notified by the Teamsters of the results, DC Velocity reports.
UPS and Teamster leaders tentatively agreed on both pacts in April. The small-package contract, which also expires on July 31, covers about 240,000 UPS employees, while the LTL pact covers between 10,000 and 12,000 workers at UPS Freight.