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Teamsters and UPS Set Tentative Deal for 31 Percent Raise During Next Five Years

Teamsters 2727, the UPS aircraft mechanics union, say they have secured a tentative new contract. The union says the deal will result in the country's best pay and benefits for aviation mechanics. “One thousand three hundred UPS aircraft mechanics and related employees represented by Teamsters Local 2727 have secured significant raises in pay, improved retirement security and the protection of health care benefits in a new tentative agreement reached with the shipping company,” the announcement asserts. The tentative agreement, which will be voted on in the coming weeks by the union’s membership sets pay rates and benefits that surpass those at FedEx and all other major U.S.-based carriers, they stress. Upon ratification of the new contract, Local 2727 members will become the highest paid aviation mechanics in the country. “It’s because of the tremendous resolve and unity of our members and their families that we’re celebrating this historic agreement with UPS,” said Tim…

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