The UPS Strike

American Voicesbusiness ISSUE 32•03 Aug 19, 1997

The weeks-old UPS strike is badly hurting America's small businesses—employers of 50 percent of the nation's workers—prompting many to call for President Clinton to step in and resolve the dispute. What do you think?

  • “With the men of UPS on strike, it's been nearly three weeks since I last received a special 'overnight package delivery,' if you know what I mean.”

    Sarah Alessandro –
    Secretary

  • “I've got to get a proposal to a client in New York by 8 a.m. tomorrow. I need real business solutions—fast.”

    Gene Crandall –
    Marketing Executive

  • “None of this matters to me. I ship things the old-fashioned way: plate tectonics.”

    Lucas Ross –
    Systems Analyst

  • “At this rate, by the time my J. Crew order arrives, my cable-knit sweater will be an entirely outdated shade of moss.”

    Nancy Eisen –
    Guidance Counselor

  • “I swear, if my Asian bride starves to death in some warehouse, UPS will give me back every dollar I paid.”

    Keith Datillo –
    Carpenter

  • “I say this whole strike is a smokescreen. What those guys really want is to keep all them great parcels for themselves.”

    Will Durning –
    Civil Engineer