The UPS Board had been looking at going public since as early as 1992 but the UPS Management Committee was adamantly against it because it would destroy the culture of UPS and change the relationship between Management and other employees. These same Committee Members felt the drivers had betrayed UPS by striking and changed their mind. At the time, I agreed ... I thought it was the stupidest thing the Teamsters had ever done. Unfortunately for me, UPS was able to implement the "publicly owned" policies on management and other non-union employees more easily than Teamsters. However, UPS is figuring it out as times goes on. UPS Teamsters royally screwed themselves in that strike ... ask the retirees. I feel most sorry for the Teamsters that retired prior to 1997 ... they did not bring this on themselves.