How this black UPS worker challenged powerful union leaders in Philly, and won

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    How this black UPS worker challenged powerful union leaders in Philly, and won - The Philadelphia Inquirer

    When the meeting was called to order, some UPS workers who had been with the company for decades could barely believe their eyes.

    Membership meetings like these are mostly empty. But on this snowy Saturday morning in Bridesburg, a sea of black and yellow satin Teamsters Local 623 jackets buzzed around a packed hall.

    For the first time in more than two decades, there’s a new crew running the shop. And at the top of the elected slate is a black man — the first to lead the 101-year-old local — and one who’s spent his entire adult life doing the backbreaking work of a package handler at UPS’s massive East Coast facility by the Philadelphia airport.
     
  2. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    why is 'black" even in the conversation?

    to me he is a union brother.
     
  3. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Maybe if you read beyond the headline you would understand. But then again........
     
  4. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    I read the entire article. still don't understand why "black and african american is in the conversation"

    it's getting so OLD.

    FUH
     
  5. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    FUH that’s gangsta