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    Default Lessons from the 1997 ups strike

    Twenty years ago, Teamster members won labor’s biggest victory in decades in the 1997 UPS strike. How did it happen—and what are the lessons for today?

    UPS management is on the offensive. The Hoffa years have brought contract givebacks and go-along, getalong labor relations.

    Harassment and contract violations are up—and members’ faith in the union leadership is at an all-time low.

    The 20th anniversary of the 1997 contract victory is a chance to remember that we can build union power, fight back and win.
    Lessons from the 1997 UPS Strike - Teamsters for a Democratic Union

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    Default Re: Lessons from the 1997 ups strike

    I remember that strike very well.. Wife has gotten a UPS account and become a UPS authorized shipping outlet.. It was just before the strike we had salesman from RPS come in and offer her an account but she would have had to give them all there UPS freight.. I had just happened to get there and told the salesman to take a hike.. A FedEx salesman came in a day later and although she already had a account told her that if she didn't give them all the overnight packages she would lose her account.. Scare tactics didn't work.. She sent all of the people to the post office.. Afterwards she did maintain the FedEx account but the only packages she sent were ones that were pre-labeled.. That was also for RPS which soon after the strike became FedEx Ground..

 

 

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