Resolving Chaos: The Conclusion of the DHL Strike at CVG with Lingering Backlogs

News about Teamsters Local 100 striking at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) hit the headlines on December 7, 2023. 

As expected and as we covered, DHL struggled with backlogs and while they denied the facts, they felt the massive heat until they had to negotiate with the striking staff. 

The negotiations on the morning of December 19, 2023, is a major reprieve for some recipients, but then something tremendous looms – massive backlogs!

All in all, the strike is over!

The striking staff will be back at their job positions as of the 19th night, and as per the outcomes of the agreement, they will work around the clock to try and clear the backlogs. 

To make packages pass through the system more efficiently, it has been agreed that staff will get plenty of overtime.

For the staff who had been flown out to other outstations or extended the picket line to other outstations, they will be returning home to continue with their jobs after the union called an immediate end to the strike. 

When Then Will I Receive My Package?

As the recipient, you most probably only care about receiving your package on time as of this moment. 

If so, it’s worth noting that in as much as DHL is defensive in admitting that the strike affected most of the US users, the backlogs of freights are high. 

This is to let you know that while it’s good news that the strike has ended, freight backlogs won’t be solved overnight and as such, it’s worth it to be a little more patient as your package gets handled in readiness to be sent to you. 

Congratulations to the union and DHL for successfully resolving the strike, demonstrating the power of collaboration, and ensuring continued stability in the workplace.