UPS announced that members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have approved a national master contract, which covers about 235,000 full- and part-time employees in various divisions.
The contract was set to expire on July 31, and contract coverage has now been extended through July 31, 2018.
The company also confirmed that the agreement covering UPS Freight employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and some local agreements will require additional negotiation.
The Teamsters union informed UPS that its members at the company’s less-than-truckload unit voted to reject the five-year contract proposal on June 24. That contract is also set to expire on July 31.
UPS said in a written statement that the situation is “part of the normal negotiating process,” and it is confident that the deal and supplementary agreements will be resolved soon.
“It will be ‘business as usual’ while UPS and the IBT resolve remaining issues and Teamster-represented employees ratify new agreements,” said John McDevitt, UPS’s senior vice president of human resources and labor relations.