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Forum Post: WS up and away as the workers row harder and faster.

Posted 3 years ago on July 26, 2018, 12:22 p.m. EST by elf3 (4203)
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I think that one of those ream of paper boxes alone weighs 50- 80 pounds. The minnie fridge I'm guessing more than that and this is just a few of this guys stops out of an entire day. The trucks are getting bigger to accommodate greater and greater loads.

The constructed trucker shortage is a load of crap...because actually there is a company implemented hiring freeze in place.

UPS achieves higher profits on the backs of their workers "stress managing" them into faster and faster productivity disregarding potential for injuries telling them they aren't working hard or safe enough while they demand they ignore safety to hurry up and deliver off the record but record every move these workers make following and stalking and pressuring them with disciplinary action arbitrary firings even as the demand for online deliveries grows and grows and grows and they have them working 12 to 14 hour days and pressure them to skip their lunches. Now they just want to get rid of those pesky benefits and wages...and they could make even moar money for the one percent and ceo. Because our country no longer stands up for the working class. Our politicians grant WS the right to bully and abuse our citizens with no repercussions. They do everything to ensure the success of business while busting up and trampling the very people who make it happen.


And the subcontracter scab scum wait in the wings at the ready to siphon off the rights of hard working men and women and deserve the slave labor beds they are making. But union standards helo create and set all labor standards. Pretty sure none of us are looking forward to slave labor conditions. Be sure it will come for all of us. We all need to fight to keep unions alive.




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[-] 1 points by elf3 (4203) 3 years ago

If you look close at the photo you can see the soles of his shoes all worn down. And instead of a look of disgust which is how I would be facing this insane load: i see instead... determination.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

And THUS is why Rome WILL Burn Again!

[-] 1 points by elf3 (4203) 3 years ago

It is a disgusting state of affairs. Especially when you compare Ceo pay to the average worker.If this is as good as it gets...let it burn. Remember this guy? The little guy...


[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

It is utterly HORRIFIC, when one is honest and considers that this accelerating/expanding program of abuse by the wealthy few to the general population of this country as well as to the rest of the world. The toxic practices destroying lives along with all of the environment, for the greedy gains of the few and the bones they toss to their lackeys in office to see it continue, IS in the end totally unsustainable and will eventually hurt/kill those self same greedy wealthy few and their lackeys just as much as it does everyone/everything else!


This is how insane our governments are as well as how blindly insanely greedy the wealthy few are!

[-] 1 points by elf3 (4203) 3 years ago

Trickle Up econonomics.

Restructuring transitions officer ( brought to ups from WalMart) https://pressroom.ups.com/pressroom/ContentDetailsViewer.page?ConceptType=PressReleases&id=1511983291153-587

And instead of focusing on customers and innovation their whole focus is on restructuring, cutting workers, treating them like a liability: the usual ...no surprise. It is very easy to construct a quarterly increase by just attacking workers without actually doing anything hard or longterm to invest in real gains or lasting improvements. So they will be happy when these guys make nothing have no retirement and work themselves to death and sleep in a one bedroom apartment like some futuristic transient slave class.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

Don't you mean = Flood-up Economics, leaving the base in desiccated failing lands, to then be followed by trickle-up economics as all resources are milked dry by the wealthy few and only a vanishingly small trickle remains anywhere.

[-] 3 points by elf3 (4203) 3 years ago

Where is the American spirit of fighting for the underdog? What we fight for Scrooge now? That's us now? Really? And when this guy blows out his shoulder, back, or knee he gets to fight a billion dollar corporation ( which was built on his body parts and labor) so he doesn't end up stuffed and homeless? Or he limps on afraid for them to see he is in agony trying to hide his limp and injury. Meanwhile the CEO makes enough to retire for the rest of his life and beyind after one year while these workers have to worry hiw they will survive unti or if they can ever retire. (And what kind of life is that?) And all of society pays for that. We pay for his early exit from our ssi system...we pay if he becomes dependent on the state or homeless. This effects us all. This is Animal Farm. Unchecked power corrupts no matter whose hands it is in.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago


Where is the American spirit of fighting for the underdog? What we fight for Scrooge now? That's us now? Really?

Only those who are still taking no notice and so see not the disease as it affects them and so do not fight for their lives AND the truly STUPID as well as BLIND who believe & support the lip-service BLATANT Lies of the wealthy few as voiced by the wealthy's lackeys in office.

Then there are those who have awakened (as well as those few who never went to sleep) who DO gather here and elsewhere to try and unite to successfully fight for our LIVES & WORLD which makes life possible! (edited) But yes (that is what it boils down to) = We are all currently working for the benefit of only the very few, until we can take away their control of the system (any system worldwide).

[-] 2 points by elf3 (4203) 3 years ago

It takes some real heartless psychopath cold to look at a guy like that picture shows who works so hard and say " you should have been more safe, your injury is your own fault, and now we are going to fire you because you must not have been following procedure." Maybe his wife is on his insurance battling cancer / or his child. But there it is. That is what they do. That's our new breed of Capitalism. We talk about government bureaucracy...what about big business bureaucracy?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

That was how life was in the machine shop = workers felt as though they were no more valuable than a fuse that once popped would just be replaced by the business and never missed.

[-] 2 points by elf3 (4203) 3 years ago

I imagine it is happening in every industry...some worse than others, but catching up to "compete" with eachother. The stage has been set with anti snowflake propaganda ( anti-individual propaganda). The greatest con is one in which you get the mark to participate. The con being we don't deserve a fair cut or that we are responsible individually for the failure to thrive in a system that paradoxically inhibits individual success. Gaslighting convinces us we are the flaw rather than understanding we are stuck in a flawed system.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

How do we end this escalating evil of t @realDonaldTrump presidency, administration,appointees, @GOP office holder supporters (as well as a few false Dem office holder supporters)?

T General Public MUST stand-up & b counted!



[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 years ago

I imagine it is happening in every industry...some worse than others, but catching up to "compete" with eachother.

That has been my experience in every industry I worked in through ALL of my working years and it was (IS) also what I have observed in everyone else's varied industries - education, banking, real estate, mining, health care, insurance & on & on & on = everything being squeezed to death "to give the wealthy few 99% and more of the proceeds from everything".

Public protections, Workers Rights are ALL under attack and have been ever since they were 1st FOUGHT INTO BEING, things that made civilization/society successful (wildly successful) for almost (the poor really never did get a lot of help) everyone. These whole civilization/society supporting benefits are now almost gone and we see the rising unrest and crime rate as this proceeds!


[-] 1 points by elf3 (4203) 3 years ago

Perhaps ups should try actually charging the correct amount for heavy packages instead of letting companies fudge shit and deliver them practically for free? There is some innovation for their ceo to work on. Meanwhile how much do those useless upper middle managers sipping at coffees with clip boards all day get paid to follow and harrass these poor guys who are running lifting and trying to watch the road all day enjoying their Stanford Prison experience? (Probably causing distraction and accidents).