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Primed for a battle.

Over a year ago, I wrote this column for Premium, regarding the International Brotherhood of Teamsters negotiations with UPS. One year on, it’s interesting to see where these “negotiations” are at – and what the potential implications might be for Amazon.

A game of brinkmanship? 

The UPS Teamsters contract, which covers more than 340,000 full- and part-time workers, is set to expire on July 31. UPS is the biggest employer of Teamsters, with one third of the union’s members.

Although the negotiations ...

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