Hundreds of local union leaders, business agents, shop stewards and members packed a room at the Teamsters Unity conference last week to hear about preparations being made for negotiations on the 2018 UPS contract.

The gathering was led by newly-appointed Teamsters Package Division Director Sean O’Brien, who started the meeting by giving the floor to former Package Division Director Ken Hall.

“There’s no doubt that the upcoming UPS negotiations will be challenging and we face a number of critical issues like driverless trucks, drones, pensions and so on. Sean O’Brien has assembled an outstanding leadership team and I have full confidence in their ability to take on UPS in this next round of bargaining,” said General Secretary-Treasurer Hall.