Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Joe Nuno, Mar 3, 2017.
Let's not forget who fought for our Rights before some say Right To Work is Good!!!!
hey something I've always wondered but I've never been able to find the answer to is when did UPS unionize?
was it right from the start or did it happen a few decades later?
Jim Casey invited the Union in to represent their hourly employees in 1916, nearly a decade after American Messenger Service was established in 1907.
Jim Casey invited the Teamsters to represent his employees. During the 1930's all southern Cali became union.After that it was pretty much by city or local jurisdiction. Read the book Big Brown.
The furthest I can go back.... is a "partial" state contract on March 10, 1968.
(a whopping 24 pages long)
The first Central Region Agreement was April (?) of 1973.
The first National contract was May 1, 1979.
Did you notice the AC exhaust vents, on the top/back of the truck ?
UPS.... was already looking out for it's drivers.
Lol!! I didn't. That's awesome!!
The best part....
"I think it's possible to be a good United Parcel Service member and a union member
at the same time".
Words, that should not be forgotten.
Thanks for posting that.
Jim Casey was a genius! He knew that a big union presence was around his company and he didn't want a bad apple of a union to come in and grip up his employees... At the same time he knew his management team would walk all over his employees if he didn't know and would until the end of UPS's time... He also could bring the balance to both sides... I wish more of the management team in UPS could be like him. Jim Casey, cheers to you.
I love that UPS invited us Teamsters to work here. You can always run that by your boss.
I wish I knew more about him than I do, but based on what I do know...Jim Casey sounds like he was a damn good man.
He was an entrepreneur long before the term became popular.
I do all the time... You can bet on that brother.. My famous says is,
1) You come and go. You won't be here for long.
2) I get older and slower every day.
3) The company is like a child, I smack my hand in front of them and say "no bad".
4) Your founder invited teamsters to work here because he knew men and women like you would run this company into the ground!
Teamster history? Watch Hoffa: with Jack Nicolson
More like unions were taking over during the period and he knew it was inevitable.
Ford Taunus Transit van.
Sweet ride. How many stops you think they were running back then?
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