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Running head POST-PATCO ERA VS UPS AND THE TEAMSTERSPost-PATCO era vs UPS and The Teamsters Labor MovementProfessional Air Traffic Controller Organization PATCO captivated Americans in its unsuccessful struggle to win the labor movement The exposure during that period left a decline in any type of union struggle In 1997 United Parcel Service Inc UPS went on a similar movement that took a different turn for American laborers The results of this movement not only contributed to success for UPS employees but it also reversed the Teamsters representation image among laborers Related history of the post-PATCO era and the Teamsters contribute to an awareness of the past and present outcomes of the joint venture between UPS and the Teamsters Political influences outcomes and statistics are related in the present paper Also data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics BLS are examined as relates to union involvement in both situations Conclusions regarding steps that management can take to avoid strikes are also offered along with future research Post-PATCO era vs UPS and The Teamsters Labor MovementThe present status of the labor movement caused many to lose their confidence in efforts to protect working Americans Whether the union representation involves the AFL-CIO the Teamsters national independents and independent local unions the movement is decliningMany events alter the way laborers think and companies respond Whether the response entailed a strike or an affiliation to a union the choices to laborers were not clear Managers and politicians took the easy route leaving laborers holding the bad end of the stick by forcing them back to work without a contract The answers are not clear and the problems are not solved for the American Fichtenbaum and Traynor 1997 noted that the efforts of the labor movement are steadily declining and companies are relying more on politicians to solve their issues The time has come for companies and politicians to be held accountable for their actions and let laborers control their rights
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