At Ups, Part Time Work Is A Full Time Issue

If the delivery giant doesn't produce more full-time jobs, the union could walk

United Parcel Service of America Inc. is a powerhouse of a company. In recent years, it has racked up record profits and enjoys the delivery industry's highest margins. It is invading the turf of rivals such as Federal Express Corp. in air deliveries. The Atlanta company also pays top dollar to its 190,000 Teamsters employees: Delivery drivers earn $20 an hour, while part-time sorters and loaders start at $8 and hit $10 after two years.

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