United Parcel Service (UPS) Airlines pilots have voted to authorize a strike, though a number of steps remain before the flight deck crew can actually strike. The 2,252-8 vote gives the executive board of the Independent Pilots Association (IPA), the union representing UPS pilots, the right to request a release from talks mediated by the US National Mediation Board (NMB). Only if NMB grants the release would the pilots be able to strike. NMB has scheduled talks in November and December, so ...

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