From the promised LAND
The picketing yesterday was aimed at UPS, not the UPS Store, which is an individually owned business run under a franchise with UPS. Cliff Brownmiller, who owns the store with his wife and children, wasn't happy with the disruption to his business.
"Why are you picketing my store? " he asked Nicholson at the event. "You understand that you're hindering my business?"
Nicholson said the event was a legal picket aimed at informing the public about the state of the negotiations - and the danger of a strike that could affect businesses like Brownmiller's.
Brownmiller was not satisfied. "It is very unfair," he said later. "I have no influence in the fight" between UPS and the pilots. "I have no interest in the fight."
Normally, between noon and 1 p.m. would be a very busy time for his store, Brownmiller said. He said he had about only eight customers during that hour yesterday with the picketing under way.
If I remember correctly, the union stated that many of the UPS stores had told them they would welcome the pilots and the picketing. So why did they pick on someone that did not want them there? Why not go to a store that wanted them there?
Then again, why on the cover of the Teamsters mag are all the drivers looking like roused rabble? Never have figured out how that helps the cause either. Bunch of grown men and women with their mouths wide open looking like cheerleaders at a football game.