teamsters and UPS

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by satellitedriver, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    What year did the teamsters become the sole bargaining agent for UPS employees? I have tried a few Google searches and could not find out.
    So, I came to the trusted source of Brown Cafe for the answer.
  2. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    I thought the relationship began in the 40's.
  3. GuyinBrown

    GuyinBrown Blah

    I could be wrong, but I think I read something that said way back whenever it was, UPS actually approached the Teamsters about organizing it's workforce.
  4. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    I read something similar that said Casey figured it would happen sooner or later and wanted to get it over with.
  5. RockyRogue

    RockyRogue Agent of Change

    Yes, that's right. I forget the exact reasoning but Casey spoke about it quite freely, saying something along the lines of believing that being union would act as a sort of check/balance on management. This is a very reasonable and accurate way to look at unions IMHO. Its part of why I support unions.

    I think I heard it started right before the Great Depression--like 1927 or '28. -Rocky
  6. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    I had read in the past that Casey invited the teamsters in. My question is, " In what year did this occur?"
  7. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    I saw the answer on a teamster site once. Actual dates around 1915.