Will UPS Pilots go on strike in Louisville? We’ll know Friday

LOUISVILLE, Ky., – /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — This Friday, October 23 at approximately 10:30 a.m. EDT the Louisville-based Independent Pilots Association (UPS pilots) will release the results of its strike authorization vote.

IPA members are being asked to authorize a pilot strike against United Parcel Service.

If approved, the five-pilot Executive Board of the Independent Pilots Association will have the authority to formally request a release from federally mediated negotiations with UPS, and the discretion to conduct a strike once mediation is concluded.  UPS and its pilots began negotiating in August 2011.

The strike ballot opened on October 1 and will close at 10:00 a.m. on October 23.