You’ve heard of “too big to fail”? How about “too big to go on strike”?
UPS employees are threatening to go on strike if a deal isn’t reached on their Teamsters labor contract that expires August 1. Because of the rise of Internet commerce and so many people being dependent on having everything delivered, UPS drivers now work six days a week and deliver about 19 million packages a day, accounting for 6% of our GDP. So a UPS strike could seriously harm the economy, in addition to forcing a lot of poor, suffering Americans to actually have to go to the mall.
UPS drivers already make about $75,000 a year, but having moved from working five to six days a week, they realize it won’t be long before deliveries will be seven days a week. God rested on the Sabbath, but UPS drivers can’t or else people might have to wait more than 24 hours for their Snuggies and Magic Bullets to arrive. Let's all hope this catastrophe can be averted.