Most FedEx managers wouldn't last a day at UPS. In fact, in earlier days a lot of Express managers had been terminated by UPS and then hired for their "experience". You are so correct about "trinkets and bagels". It's a lot cheaper to have pizza parties, BBQs, and bagels rather than pay competitive wages. You'd be surprised how many employees fall for this and think "Wow, what a great company!! A free BBQ lunch and donuts!!". The $15 or so they spent on your lunch saves them millions in wages and benefits. Ever notice that whenever a FedEx Freight location (NLRA) threatens to go union, the BBQ Squad is dispatched from Memphis and a team of managers suddenly gets "concerned". They toss out a tiny raise and the drivers think they "won". In fact, they just lost again. Bigly.
Agreed on the inability to organize right now, even though conditions are ripe for it. A revolving door workforce doesn't have much skin in the game, and The Teamsters know it. They won't touch Express. And, no, there is little foresight on the part of most employees. It was so frustrating to see so many people be so ignorant of their situation and be willing to take zero risks to possibly improve the working environment. Scared sheep go willingly to the slaughter.
A topped-out UPS driver is well into 6 figures with OT and has an outstanding benefits program, including a real pension and medical plans.