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The Package King: A Rank and File History of UPS

by Joe Allen Author

Its brown trucks and uniforms are now a ubiquitous presence on our streets. United Parcel Service, better known as UPS, started as a bicycle messenger company in Seattle and has grown to be one of the largest, most well-known companies in the world, regarded by many as a paragon of business practices. It's also the largest privately-held union company in the world. This painstaking, warts and all history encompasses both UPS and its Teamsters union, Written by a former UPS employee, it contains many lessons for labor organizers in today's corporate landscape.