Rozzi announces series of rallies supporting UPS Teamsters amidst contract negotiations
READING, July 17 – State Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, will host a three-part series of rallies around the commonwealth this week in support of UPS Teamsters in their fight for better wages and working conditions.
Details for Rozzi’s events are as follows:
- Harrisburg – 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, USW Hall, 300 Gibson St., Steelton, PA 17113
With State Rep. Dave Madsen, D-Dauphin.
- Philadelphia – 8 a.m. Thursday, July 20, UPS facility, 15 E. Oregon Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19148
With State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila.
- Pittsburgh – 8 a.m. Friday, July 21, UPS Customer Center, 1821 Beaver Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233
With Allegheny County State Reps. Aerion Abney, Sara Innamorato, and Nick Pisciottano.
Media are invited to attend.
“UPS workers deserve a fair deal from their employer – including livable wages and good benefits,” Rozzi said. “UPS reached record profits for 2022 at $100 billion; there is no reason that an agreement can’t be made with the Teamsters to avoid a strike of 340,000 workers.”
Since April, UPS and union representatives for Teamsters have been negotiating their collective bargaining agreement that is set to expire on July 31. The UPS Teamsters requested increased wages and more full-time positions for employees. Negotiations have been at a stalemate for the past week.
Rozzi introduced a resolution (H.R. 176) supporting UPS Teamsters right to a fair employment deal on July 6. The resolution urges the federal government not to intervene in the event of a nationwide strike.
“If the federal government intervenes any time there’s a large-scale strike, it diminishes the power of collective bargaining. These contract terms need to be negotiated among the workers, union representatives and UPS management in order to truly reach a mutual agreement,” Rozzi said.