The Independent Pilots Association, a U.S.-based labor union representing 2,600 UPS pilots, has gained membership in the International Transport Workers’ Federation.
“The IPA’s acceptance into the organization is well timed given our ongoing contract negotiations with UPS,” said Robert Travis, president of the IPA, in a written statement.
“With the resources of the ITF, we will have access to every major union contract covering UPS employees and UPS vendors worldwide, as well as direct access to their leadership,” Travis continued. “This information flow and these personal connections can and will strengthen the IPA's ability to represent the interests of our members.”
The ITF is an alliance of more than 700 transportation trade unions across the globe, representing more than 4.5 million workers. It is an accredited organization holding representational status with international bodies such as the International Civil Aviation Organization and the International Labor Organization.