The Package King: A Rank and File History of United Parcel Service

The Package King: A Rank and File History of United Parcel Service By Joe Allen, The Package King is a critical history of one of the United States most iconic corporations and the evolution of an industry and how UPS workers responded to it at crucial turning points It is ultimately a tale of hope This book sees itself in the tradition of well known 20th Century socialist author Upton Sinclair s The Flivver King A Story of Ford America PublishedThe Package King is a critical history of one of the United States most iconic corporations and the evolution of an industry and how UPS workers responded to it at crucial turning points It is ultimately a tale of hope This book sees itself in the tradition of well known 20th Century socialist author Upton Sinclair s The Flivver King A Story of Ford America Published originally by the UAW in 1937, the 200,000 copies that the union sold for 25 cents was part of its campaign to organize auto giant It was a thinly fictionalized story of Henry Ford and the world he made On The Flivver King s original cover, the UAW posed the following questions What is Henry Ford What have the years done to him What has his billion dollars made of him Here also are his workers What has the billion dollars done to them That last question could asked be easily asked of UPS today.. The Package King A Rank and File History of United Parcel Service The Package King is a critical history of one of the United States most iconic corporations and the evolution of an industry and how UPS workers responded to it at crucial turning points It is ultimat

  • Title: The Package King: A Rank and File History of United Parcel Service
  • Author: Joe Allen
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    1. Working at UPS should be the best job in America and it just isn t a Teamster negotiator to a UPS official during the tense 1997 national contract negotiations.Yes, working for United Parcel Service, the leading US package delivery company should be a good job, as the anonymous Teamster negotiator indicated Joe Allen s book, The Package King, explains why it isn t Today s UPS package drivers are subjected to intense surveillance, constant speedup, are subject to serious injury and face a harsh d [...]

    2. This is a marvelous alternative history of UPS, written from the point of view of the people who do the actual work Joe Allen unpacks a prime example of working life in our era That sense of alienation you feel It s not you It s the capitalism Highly recommended for anyone who wants a better understanding of what lies beneath the brutal ugliness in our economy, and a glimpse into how we can fight back.

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