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Teamster Power in a Global Economy

Posted By makeupsdeliver On November 13, 2014 @ 4:43 pm In News | No Comments

UPS is growing fast internationally and so is the middle class. How do we build union power in a global economy?

UPS’s business is driven by middle-class consumers sending packages and buying products online.

While UPS’s middle-class customer base is expected to grow rapidly through 2030, only a small amount of growth will come from the US [1].

Most of the growth in the global middle class is expected in Asia, especially China, and India.

Teamsters are still the engine of UPS’s revenue and profits. We’ve generated 61% of UPS’s revenue so far this year—and UPS Freight Teamsters piled more revenue on top of that.

Teamsters will continue to be central to the company’s operations and profits—but UPS has a long-term plan and we need one too in a global economy. We’ve got to build global union ties and global labor solidarity for union power in the long run.

UPS has a long-term plan. Our union needs one too. The time to start is now.

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[1] a small amount of growth will come from the US: http://seekingalpha.com/article/2678405-what-browns-competitive-advantage-can-do-for-you-ups-growth-potential?uprof=46

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