What Will Happen if UPS Workers Strike?
Jane McAlevey discusses what the union is looking for.


After loading up his hand truck, UPS driver Robert Garcia takes a drink of water, before heading out to deliver the packages Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, in New York.

( AP Photo/Tina Fineberg )

The Teamsters union, which represents UPS workers, may go on strike if a deal is not reached by the end of this month. Jane McAlevey, organizer, senior policy fellow at the University of California at Berkeley’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, strikes correspondent at The Nation and co-author of Rules to Win By: Power and Participation in Union Negotiations (Oxford University Press, 2023), talks about what the union is looking for, and Jason Miller, associate professor of supply chain management and interim chair of the supply chain management department at Michigan State, explains what would happen to the package delivery business and the broader economy if the more than 300,000 workers go on strike.