Teamsters Members Voted Down a Contract Proposal
According to the Associated Press, Tens of thousands of Teamsters members earlier this month rejected a five-year contract agreement with United Parcel Service, unhappy with a proposal to create a new class of drivers with lower pay.
But after less than half of the eligible union members cast ballots, one of the largest collective bargaining contracts in the nation was ratified.
Fifty-four percent of the ballots were no votes, but under a Teamster rule, a rejection requires two-thirds of the voters to vote down the contract when less than half of eligible members participate.
Now, many Teamsters members are angry and divided and say union leaders have betrayed them. Click on the above link for more information.