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Author Allen, Joe, 1960- author.

Title The Package King [electronic resource] : A Rank-and-File History of UPS / Joe Allen.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Haymarket Books, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (312 pages)
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Summary ""An incisive history" of how a bicycle messenger service in Seattle became a global behemoth, and the labor battles along the way ( Dissent ). We may see their trademark brown trucks everywhere today, but few people know the behind-the-scenes story of United Parcel Service and how it became one of America's most admired companies. This book reveals how UPS managed to displace General Motors-the very symbol of American capitalism-to become the largest private-sector unionized employer in the United States; its long, tumultuous history with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; and its effects on its workers and surrounding communities. It also explores the question of its future in the age of Amazon-as it battles to hold on to the throne of the Package King. "Get a copy of Allen's book for yourself and then pass it on to a UPS driver the next time you get a delivery. She is part of the most organized section of what is possibly the most important industry in 21st-century capitalism, and the outcome of her story will have a lot to do with what our world looks like on the other side of this pandemic." - Indypendent"-- Provided by Freading.
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Subject United Parcel Service.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
Express service -- Employees -- Labor unions -- United States.
Express service -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9781642592177 (epub)
Standard No. 9781642592177

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