Voices of the Workers

UPS teamsters and workers hold a rally in downtown Los Angeles, as a national strike deadline nears on Wednesday, July 19, 2023. A little more than a week after contract talks between United Parcel Service and the union representing 340,000 of its workers broke down, UPS said it will begin training nonunion employees in the U.S. to step in should there be a strike, which the union has vowed to do if no agreement is reached by the end of this month. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
340,000 UPS Workers Could Strike on Aug. 1—Here’s Why

Although several of the Teamsters’ demands have been met, the union is still pushing to raise wages for part-time workers at UPS, who earn a minimum of only $16.20 per hour. "These part-timers are working at poverty wages," Teamsters President Sean O'Brien said.

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Orange County Convention Center Workers Ready to Go on Strike Over Low Wages

The employees' decision is historical because the region’s tourism industry hasn’t seen a strike in over 20 years. Tourism workers are some of the lowest paid in the region.

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Mail Theft Is on the Rise. Here’s Why.

Mail theft is becoming a national problem and has alarmed members of Congress, postal unions, and postal police officers.

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Florida Reps. Demings and Soto Push Legislation That Would Improve Pay for Airport Workers

Around 90% of airline-contracted workers at Florida's largest airports report having zero paid sick days and other benefits.

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Laid-Off Puerto Rican Nurse Is Treated Like a Hero in NJ

In just a matter of days, José Santiago had to move and start a new life after losing his job in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.