The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

UPS and Part-Time Jobs

Oct 14, 2013

The Teamsters international union brags that the proposed new contract creates 2,500 new full-time jobs. But today, UPS has about 120,000 part-timers. The vast majority of these part-timers want to work full time. UPS certainly has the work for them. The 1997 strike at UPS was over the issue of creating full-time jobs. Workers can’t live on part-time pay. UPS can be forced to come up with tens of thousands of full-time jobs, not a tiny 2,500.