By Carlo Versano
Source: The Messenger

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the union that represents more than 300,000 UPS employees, voted on Friday to authorize a strike if the union and management cannot come to a new labor agreement by July 31, when the current contract expires.

The authorization vote, which does not necessarily mean a strike will happen, got 97% member support, according to a statement from the Teamsters.

“If this multibillion-dollar corporation fails to deliver on the contract that our hardworking members deserve, UPS will be striking itself,” said Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien in the statement.

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