#AllThatsLeftPod: UPS Workers Prepare for a Strike
In this episode of the podcast, we discuss the contract fight at UPS, and what's at stake for the Teamsters and the labor movement.
Left VoiceMay 2, 2023
“Grueling Working Conditions and Low Wages”: A Testimonial from a UPS Warehouse Worker
Workers in UPS warehouses are among the most precarious workers in the logistics industry. As the 2023 Teamsters contract negotiations approaches, a UPS warehouse worker speaks out about his working conditions and calls for unity in struggle among UPS drivers and warehouse workers.
Luigi MorrisNovember 30, 2022
Judge Upholds Firing of UPS Activist for Union Rally In Major Attack on Workers’ Rights and Free Speech
Late last month, in a major blow to workers’ rights and free speech, a judge at an arbitration panel upheld the discharge of UPS driver Ben Douglass. His crime? Speaking out against management retaliation at a rally outside his facility.
Left VoiceNovember 14, 2022
Workers Speak Out as UPS Continues Retaliation against Union Activists
Around 100 UPS Teamsters, activists from other unions, and community supporters rallied Thursday morning outside UPS’s Metro Queens facility to demand the immediate and unconditional reinstatement of Ben Douglass and Rob Becker, both drivers and alternate shop stewards in New York State.
bit penguinSeptember 5, 2022
UPS is Firing Union Activists in the Middle of Contract Campaign
On Wednesday, in an act of blatant retaliation, UPS fired Ben Douglass and Rob Becker, both UPS drivers and alternate shop stewards in New York.
Luigi MorrisAugust 25, 2022
UPS Teamsters Take Up the Fight for Abortion Rights
The Supreme Court’s Dobbs ruling is ushering in a historic attack on women, people who could give birth and the broader working class. But Teamsters are speaking out for reproductive rights and demanding our union take up this vital issue.
Thaddeus GreeneAugust 17, 2022
With Nationwide Rallies, UPS Teamsters Kick Off Their 2023 Contract Campaign
Last week, UPS Teamsters organized rallies of thousands of workers across the country to kick off their 2023 contract campaign. Left Voice joined in solidarity.
Luigi MorrisAugust 10, 2022
24-Year-Old UPS Driver Collapses Dead. The Bosses Are to Blame
In Pasadena, California, Esteban Chavez Jr., a 24-year-old UPS driver, died on June 25th inside the package car after collapsing in sweltering heat.
Thaddeus GreeneJuly 5, 2022
Brooklyn Oil Workers At United Metro Energy Enter Second Month of Strike
The workers of United Metro Energy Corp. in New York City have been striking for two months to win a first contract. Against a billionaire boss who continues to delay negotiations, it will take militant action to break this deadlock.
Ioan GeorgJune 23, 2021
Amazon Workers’ Unionization Efforts Are Spreading
Teamsters are spearheading an effort to unionize Amazon workers in Iowa.
B.C. DaurelleMarch 4, 2021