LOUISVILLE, Ky. — UPS Airline and the Independent Pilots Association, the union representing the company’s 3,314 flight crewmembers, have reached a tentative agreement on a two-year contract extension, according to a statement by the company.
Upon ratification, the extension takes effect at the end of the current contract, Sept. 1, 2023, and becomes amendable Sept. 1, 2025.
Louisville-based UPS Airline is the seventh-largest air carrier in the U.S.
“Our pilots play an important role in helping UPS to deliver what matters, particularly during the global pandemic, so we’re pleased to have come to an agreement to extend the existing contract,” said UPS Airlines President Jim Joseph. “Upon ratification, this contract continues to reward our crewmembers for their contributions to the success of the company, while ensuring we are positioned to provide outstanding service to our air express customers.”
Key components of the tentative agreement include annual wage increases and pension enhancements.
UPS pilots will review the contract through July 12, then conduct a three-week ratification vote that will conclude on Aug. 3.
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