UPS workers in Jacksonville prepare for strike

Published on July 12, 2023 at 12:01 pm

UPS workers could go on strike for the first time since 1997 if they can’t reach a new contract deal by the end of the month.

The action could slow the delivery of packages, increase shipping costs and disrupt the supply chain for businesses.

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Workers in Jacksonville are getting ready in case negotiations fail. About two dozen workers held a “practice picket” for about a half-hour Wednesday outside the UPS center on Pritchard Road. They held signs, marched and chanted like workers in other cities have been doing in recent weeks.

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