New jobs displease workers at UPS <snip>When United Parcel Service cut a deal last summer to bring 10,000 nonunion workers into the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, it seemed a good arrangement for all. UPS could sign a six-year National Master Agreement two weeks ahead of the strike deadline. The Teamsters would receive a boost in membership from its largest constituency. And the newly represented union members were supposed to receive better wages and benefits. But a number of UPS workers in Louisville say they came out the losers in a union induction that was involuntary and unwelcome, and they have asked the National Labor Relations Board to take action against UPS.</snip> <snip>Employees like 50-year-old Ruth Riley argue that the new jobs are too strenuous for aging workers and have resulted in injuries on the job ranging from pulled muscles to pinched nerves. "I didn't ask to be a union employee, and I think that's very unfair," said Riley, who suffered a shoulder injury soon after taking on her new duties. "It's very frustrating. It's not right," said Kim Fox, a 5-foot, 98-pound Okolona woman whose job now requires her to lift 70-pound bags. "They've already hurt me," said Fox, who spent weeks with her left arm in a sling after an injury on the job. "I didn't ask for this job. Pretty much, my boss told me you either handle it or you hit the door. And I can't handle it."</snip> Simply put, herding people into collectives is morally wrong. These clerks' free association rights were brazenly ignored and trampled upon under the collectivist banner of "labor peace." Hopefully, the NLRB will do the right thing and toss this clause out. Union membership is a free choice, not something that is foisted on the individual. One size does not fit all.