UPS, Help me understand

J. Prescott jprescot at PRIMENET.COM
Mon Aug 4 23:07:11 MDT 1997

that would be a tough choice.  i can't honestly say that i could really
come to the same conclusion, though.  if i led with my heart instead of my
head, then maybe.  but in the case of politicians, albeit as difficult as
it seems / is, at least there is still a system in place whereby the
politicians can be voted OUT.  with the unions, even though they are not as
powerful as they were, say, 15 - 20 years ago, they still hold too much in
the key sectors of our economy.  based on that, i truly think i would take
my chances with pursuading the voters to turn out the politicians.


> From: Stephen A. Frye <safrye at>
> Subject: Re: UPS, Help me understand
> Date: Monday, August 04, 1997 9:26 PM
> At 09:07 PM 8/4/97 -0500, you wrote:
> >        Okay, forgive me but I am just sharing my frustrations and I
> someone will
> >help me understand.  As I have stated before, I am the plant manager of
> small
> >factory.  We totally depend on UPS to move our stuff in and out.  Now my
> local
> >UPS drivers say they are happy with what is being offered, but the
> >won't let them vote on the contract.  Can someone explain this to me?
> Probably not.  Essentially, I think the unions have outlived their
> usefulness - a lot like politicians.  They claim to represent us, but
> ?????????
> >What I don't understand is, if the company
> >agrees, how does the union have the power to override them?  Am I
stupid?  Is
> >there something I am over looking?
> I ask myself the same question about all of the people we have elected to
> office.  They do what they want - not what we want.
> And if I had to choose - I'd keep the unions and dump the politicians.
> Stephen Frye

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