Teamsters Strike Recap

Dennis Putnam dap1 at MINDSPRING.COM
Mon Aug 25 17:02:50 MDT 1997


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At 07:36 PM 8/24/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Dennis,
>        Boy, do we ever part company on this one.  It's funny how the media
can make
>people believe the lies involved in any given situation.  UPS was tired of
>paying the most money into the pension plan.  They gave money to companies
that
>failed and were not giving anything in return.  UPS wanted to keep their
money
>that they were giving to the union which would have gave their employees a
50%
>increase to their pension.  Of course the unions fought it tooth and nail
>because they needed the money UPS was giving.
>        As for part time workers, it's the sign of the times.  I love part
time
>workers.  Most of them request part time work.  They want to do other things.
>I don't think it is some union's business whether or not a company hires part
>time workers.
>        Now that Ron's election has been nullified because of the bad
things he did
>and he has to once again run against Jimmy, I wonder if this whole thing
hasn't
>been staged. "I won with UPS, therefore vote for me".
>        Sorry, but I think the time for unions have come and gone.  At one
time the
>work place was cruel and indifferent, but that time has passed.
>

cas,

You should know better then that by now about me. Was my sarcasm that
subtle? I though about ending it with </sarcasm> but figured it was obvious.

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