Trump Promises Truckers Jobs from Tax Cuts, as UPS Invests in Outsourcing Trucking Jobs


The Huffington Post has the article Trump Promises Truckers Jobs from Tax Cuts, as UPS Invests in Outsourcing Trucking Jobs.

The coming contract battle at UPS involves a new program that was reflected in company job listings, reviewed by TYT, that first began appearing on UPS’s LinkedIn page in August. The program involves holiday-season hiring of non-staff drivers, referred to in the job listings as “Seasonal Personal Vehicle Package Drivers.”

According to the job listings, the company will use not just non-staff drivers, but the drivers’ own vehicles. Both tactics may have implications for the number of jobs held at UPS by full-time staff drivers, mechanics, and other personnel.

So even if tax cuts were to help “create” jobs, they would be at lower salaries and without benefits. This is not going to help bolster the middle class. Before long all the jobs could be at starvation wages, but at least we would all be employed. So busily employed, as a matter of fact, that we wouldn’t have time to protest what they are doing to us.

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