UPS Teamsters petitioned and held parking lot actions to call for MLK day as a paid holiday in Teamster contracts and to deliver on Dr. King's dream of a fair economy for all.
“Dr. King spoke of a dream deeply rooted in the American Dream. We are uniting to show UPS that it’s time to deliver on that dream,” said Local 71 President Willie Ford. “We demand respect and dignity for every Teamster and every worker.”
Despite winter weather conditions on the National Day of Action, hundreds of Local 71 members took action to demand UPS deliver on the dream. Petitioning will continue in the coming weeks.
“We can win MLK Day as a paid holiday. We can win the contract we deserve in 2023, said President Ford. “It’s going to take all of us, standing together, shoulder-to-shoulder.”