An article I found in the archives: From: National Center for Policy Analysis https://web.archive.org/web/20070207233822/http://www.ncpa.org/pd/unions/pduni/pduni6.html Rank-and-File Hurt Most in UPS Strike Economic analysis shows that the recently settled United Parcel Service strike hurt rank-and-file workers the most -- even though they appear to have won. Drivers lost up to $3,000 in pay -- money they will never get back. Profit-sharing bonuses UPS originally offered were lost, valued at $1,500 to $3,000 per worker. UPS estimates about 15,000 workers will lose their jobs through layoffs because of a permanent 5 percent reduction in business. The strike did not reduce the number of part-time workers: UPS's pledge to add 10,000 more full-time jobs was conditioned on volume increases -- while the strike decreased volume. Even if these jobs were added, the number of part-time workers would decrease by only 2 percent, from 57 to 55 percent. Forty percent of UPS's part-time workers are college students, and a number are parents with young kids. The bulk of the part-time workers actually prefer the flexibility in hours over the time restraints of a full-time job. Matthew Miller (syndicated columnist), "Paradox in the UPS Fine Print," Washington Times, August 28, 1997.