Old timers are correct when they say that most of the public supported UPS workers in 1997.
Today is different. The public is not near as jovial seeing their UPS driver for several reasons. Less customer contact time today. In the 90's folks would order out of catalogs and the shipping window time was often 4-6 weeks and when it arrived in 15-days they'd come out of their shop elated to see you. Nowadays they order dog food on their Amazon Prime account on Sunday and it arrives Thursday and ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE! Back in the 90's... very, very few deliveries nationwide were delivered after 7:30pm... nowadays some loops are set up to deliver after 6:30pm every day.
Yet, here's the biggest difference that none of you here even think about. In 1997, UPS was private. It went public in 1999 and NOW corporate is persuaded heavily by Wall Street. Large institutions control the direction and WALL STREET HATES UNIONS.
This isn't me saying this... it's the truth. Don't shoot the UPS Messenger!
Sleep on it...
You really are not a driver are you? You are so out of touch with reality its unbelievable! We just saw all the teachers get massive support in 5 different states during their strikes and walkouts. I wish you the best Fitbit App, you are 1 very delusional idiot!Old timers are correct when they say that most of the public supported UPS workers in 1997.
Today is different. The public is not near as jovial seeing their UPS driver for several reasons. Less customer contact time today
Reagan fires 11,000 striking air traffic controllers Aug. 5, 1981
By ANDREW GLASS
08/05/2008 04:30 AM EDT
On this day in 1981, President Ronald Reagan fired more than 11,000 air traffic controllers who ignored his order to return to work. The sweeping mass firing of federal employees slowed commercial air travel, but it did not cripple the system as the strikers had forecast.
Two days earlier, nearly 13,000 controllers walked out after talks with the Federal Aviation Administration collapsed. As a result, some 7,000 flights across the country were canceled on that day at the peak of the summer travel season.
Robert Poli, president of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization, sought an across-the-board annual wage increase of $10,000 for the controllers, whose pay ranged from $20,462 to $49,229 per year. He also sought a reduction of their five-day, 40-hour workweek to a four-day, 32-hour workweek. The FAA made a $40 million counteroffer, far short of the $770 million package that the union sought.
Reagan branded the strike illegal. He threatened to fire any controller who failed to return to work within 48 hours. Federal judges levied fines of $1 million per day against the union.
In 1955, Congress made such strikes punishable by fines or a one-year jail term — a law the Supreme Court upheld in 1971.
To the chagrin of the strikers, the FAA’s contingency plans worked. Some 3,000 supervisors joined 2,000 nonstriking controllers and 900 military controllers in manning airport towers. Before long, about 80 percent of flights were operating normally. Air freight remained virtually unaffected.
In carrying out his threat, Reagan also imposed a lifetime ban on rehiring the strikers. In October 1981, the Federal Labor Relations Authority decertified PATCO.