Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Breaking up is hard to do

Even in a highly competitive industry, rivals can sometimes become business partners. When that partnership impacts employment, however, not everyone views it as a win-win situation.

Many packages delivered by UPS are transferred to USPS for that last mile of delivery to customers through its SurePost service. The partnership increases efficiency of the UPS delivery network and provides USPS with additional business.

A proposed change to the SurePost service during recent labor contract negotiations between UPS and the Teamsters Union would require packages weighing more than 10 pounds or wider than three feet to be delivered by a UPS driver. The adjusted service would serve to support jobs at UPS at the expense of USPS revenue.

What do you think of the contract proposal?



  1. Anonymous

     /  May 7, 2013

    The Postal Service should of never gave the contract to UPS in the first place years ago. We should of hired more employees instead of giving the parcels to UPS. The Postal Service should of never got rid of the Parcel Sorters around the country. It would of been a win – win situation for the Postal Service. Now we are trying to get more of our revenue back.

  2. Grannybunny

     /  May 7, 2013

    Actually, we have been delivering UPS parcels, not the other way around. UPS employees are just trying to keep more of them in-house.

  3. Anonymous

     /  May 8, 2013

    We should not be providing service for the competition.

    • Grannybunny

       /  May 8, 2013

      Customers are customers; revenue is revenue.

  4. Anonymous

     /  May 8, 2013

    The only mail we should be delivering is mail with proper US postage on it.

  5. Anonymous

     /  May 9, 2013

    Let them have it … as long as UPS gives us everything under 10 pounds…

  6. Jonn

     /  May 13, 2013

    The more revenue USPS gets, the more jobs it can support. Every dollar in UPS business sent to USPS is a good dollar.

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