...the union can't and won't be broken. After a full year of preperation, the company is managing to just squeek by with all hands on deck. Most hub workers can't handle the responsibility and most off the street peak drivers aren't prepared for the "production at all costs/safety at all costs" balance. If the "legit" drivers ever struck or got locked out, the company would be done for good, imo. No way they could stay afloat with just management and last minute scabs running routes. I guess it would be mutually ensured destruction for UPS and the Teamsters, hence the friendly negotiations last time around. Let's hope it stays friendly next time around (FredEx is spending big on expanding capacity). Just my opinion.