U.P.S. Votes to Strike as Early as August 1, Small Companies Will Suffer the Most

The Teamsters are the union representing the 325,000 UPS workers. Those workers have voted to strike as early as August 1, 2023.

You know, sometimes It seems like the whole world is intent on keeping the supply chain screwed up. And it will be screwed up if there is a U.P.S. strike.

UPS handles one out of every four packages delivered. In the event of a strike, no other carrier has the capacity to take that on. Alan Amlin with the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute gave the New York Times this grotesque but compelling quote,

“What happens when you try to stuff 25 percent more food into a stomach that’s 90 percent full?”

UPS Workers Authorize Teamsters Union to Call Strike, noam scheiber, the new york times, june 16, 2023

If there is a strike, it will small companies that will suffer the most.

Small companies will have a difficult time shipping.” “There will be long wait times for deliveries. It will push people back to shopping in stores.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2023/06/15/ups-strike-vote-teamsters/?utm_source=pocket_savesUPS union approves nationwide strike for this summer, Lauren Kaori Gurley, washington post, June 16, 2023

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