UPS strike.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Indecisi0n, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Has UPS ever gone on strike? Seems like the drivers have the upper hand (in my eyes). If we went on strike i see production grinding to a halt.
  2. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

  3. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    They are no fun and there are no real winners.
  4. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    1997. Strikes are like headbutts . . . nobody wins.
  5. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Roger that.
  6. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Gee, that would make you just like the store manager with the keys standing at the locked door of a big store looking at all the peeps just wanting to come in......POWER, huh?
  7. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    Ask some of the people laid off right now, if they would like to have the volume we lost in 1997. EVERYONE loses in a strike.
  8. tarbar66

    tarbar66 Member

    There have been quite a few strikes that I know of.

    How many people remember when Philadelphia went on strike and UPS decided to close the Metro Philly operation down completely. I don't remember how long that lasted.

    The old Alleghany District, (Pittsburgh & Joint Council 40 Area) was out for different times in the mid 70's too.

    I also think the operations in Alaska were closed down too in the 70's or 80's.

    That was back before the global economy ruled !!
  9. dcdriver

    dcdriver nations capital

  10. RockdaleEddie

    RockdaleEddie Optimized

    I'm on vacation.
  11. MFR2010

    MFR2010 New Member

    Fedex wins.
  12. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    2013 I take all my vaca weeks in August.
  13. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    i heard the earth might be round, can anyone verify that?
  14. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Roundish. Actually an imperfect oblate spheroid.
  15. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    My dad had spheroids and they were painful for him.
  16. tfinnegan

    tfinnegan happy exupser

    There was also a strike in the Northeast in 76 that went from Sept into 2nd week of December...Talk about a bleak Xmas!
  17. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I went through 2 strikes----one was fun and the other one not so much. I would bet that UPS would just about force a strike this time. I picture them jumping on the "oh woe is me--look at the economy bandwagon" even though they are making money hand over fists. They are doing too good for their hourly employees to start back peddling now. Believe me they aren't going to offer more without a fight.
  18. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Ok. Quit rubbing it in. When your're crying monday Morning I'll be on vacation. So there!
  19. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    Since no one else has posted it, here's a little history lesson for you youngsters:
  20. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

    I dont think so.

    They will get a lot more volume, for a time. But that will cause most of their workers, who already at thier limits, to do what they can to get out of work for that day, week or all of the above.

    Trust me, imagen your job times 10 fold. I would probably be feeling like its a Friday on a Tuesday aswell.