New contract to benefit thousands of UPS pilots

More than 2,500 pilots at UPS Airlines will benefit from a new five-year labour agreement negotiated by ITF union the Independent Pilots Association (IPA) and ratified by a vast majority of the company’s pilots. Over 98 per cent of eligible union members cast their votes, and more than 91 per cent ratified the agreement, which […]

September 5, 2016

UPS pilots ratify new contract (press release from the ITF affiliated Independent Pilots Association)

UPS pilots, represented by the Independent Pilots Association, yesterday ratified a new five-year labour agreement. The contract ratified with more than 91 per cent of the vote, with more than 98 per cent of the eligible members casting ballots. The collective bargaining agreement, which goes into effect today, covers the more than 2,500 union pilots […]

September 1, 2016

UPS pilots vote to strike (

UPS pilots voted on Friday to strike against one of the nation’s largest parcel delivery companies on Friday, the union that represents them announced. The Louisville, Ky.-based Independent Pilots Association (IPA) said Friday that UPS pilots who are members of its union voted by a margin of 2,252 to 8 to strike against the renowned […]

October 28, 2015

UPS pilots union calls for strike vote (

Yesterday the leadership of the Independent Pilots Association (IPA) called on its members to authorize a pilot strike against United Parcel Service. If approved, the five-pilot Executive Board of the Independent Pilots Association would have the authority to request a release from federally mediated negotiations with UPS. “A strike is the least desirable outcome of […]

September 11, 2015

UPS pilots remain committed to delivering this Christmas despite unresolved contract

“Will United Parcel Service deliver this Christmas? That’s the question that manufactures, shippers, retailers and consumers have been asking. While we can’t speak to all aspects of UPS’s operations we can say that despite UPS not finalizing our contract we remain committed to delivering this Christmas season,” said Independent Pilot Association spokesperson Brian Gaudet. Gaudet […]

October 24, 2014

Independent Pilots Association joins International Transport Workers’ Federation: UPS pilots expand global labor ties

The Independent Pilots Association (“IPA”) the US-based labor union representing 2600 UPS airline pilots has gained membership in the International Transport Workers’ Federation (“ITF,”) a global alliance of unions representing transportation workers. “This is an important development in IPA’s history,” said Captain Robert Travis, President of the Independent Pilots Association. “ITF membership gives us instant […]

July 18, 2013