Over 340,000 Teamsters at UPS are gearing up to fight for better pay and treatment on the job. If the company doesn’t budge before their contract expires this summer, they’re preparing for the largest strike in American history. And if they strike, they’ll need all of us behind them!
The stakes are high. If the Teamsters win at UPS, this will be a game-changer for labor organizing across the country! UPS is the first of many fights to come. Join us in signing the pledge to get “strike ready” for all of the labor fights ahead.
By signing the strike ready pledge, you have the option to agree to:
- Attend and support the picket lines during the strike
- Ask your co-workers to sign UPS Teamsters Picket Line Pledge cards
- Participate in a Picket Line Pledge card canvassing day in San Diego
- Attend a strike solidarity fundraiser in San Diego
- Bring food or supplies to the picket line
- Purchase and sport gear showing your support for UPS Teamsters
This is vital work. In 1997, nearly 200,000 UPS workers struck and won, galvanizing the US labor movement. In the last two years, Teamsters and United Auto Workers reform movements have taken out corrupt, concession-loving leaderships. If the UPS workers go on strike, DSA members will be behind them all the way. Getting strike ready now means we can support workers in other labor fights across industries and around the country!
During this exciting labor movement resurgence, DSA members are organizing on the job and standing in solidarity with other organizing workers. The Strike Ready campaign is the first step in making sure we’re ready to support labor when needed in the months and years to come. We need to build lasting relationships in the labor movement that will grow socialist power. Workers are the experts at their job sites and already know most of what they need to know about fighting the boss: it’s our job to draw these skills out and support their fights. Whether it’s UPS drivers, MTS drivers, teachers, Starbucks workers, television writers, an injury to one is an injury to all.