Yellow is trying to shut down buildings and consolidate operations, just like every other carrier is right now. The union is blocking the plan knowing full well it will bankrupt the company. You can blame whoever you want but the union shares some of it. They’d rather everyone lose their jobs than only some. Unions drive companies out of business all the time.Years of propaganda have made unions the enemy. The same people unions would benefit are often the people that will now fight tooth and nail against them.
Corporate profits and executive compensation packages are at an all time high in many sectors directly off the backs of middle class workers. Forget an eroding middle class, decades of stagnant wages and skyrocketing health costs, any worker that tries to fight back against this trend is labeled lazy or a malcontent or even a socialist.
UPS has enjoyed record profits for a number of years so any argument that the union is “driving another company out of business” as one person suggested here is laughable.