Bonus Episode: Resisting the UPS Patriarchy
UPS is a patriarchal corporation – on the corporate and labor side. Whether it's sexual harassment or pregnancy discrimination, women at UPS confront particular workplace issues because of their gender. We spoke with Michelle Espinoza, a feeder driver out of Teamsters Local 135 in Indianapolis, about the gender discrimination she's battled at the company and the work she's doing to help other Teamster women.
Hosted by Teddy Ostrow
Edited by Teddy Ostrow & Ruby Walsh
Music by Casey Gallagher
Cover art by Devlin Claro Resetar
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See Joe Allen's Teamsters election reading list from 2021 for a number of sources, including some below.
Joe Allen, "Sent Packing," Jacobin, December 19, 2018.
Stephen Franklin, "Sandy Pope: The Woman Who Would Rule the Teamsters," In These Times, October 13, 2010.
Leah F. Vosko and David Scott Witwer, "'Not a Man's Union': Women Teamsters in the United States during the 1940s and 1950s," Journal of Women's History, Vol. 13, No. 3 (Autumn 2001).
Joe Allen, "An UPSurge at the Package King," SocialistWorker.org, October 8, 2014.
Cal Winslow, "Fighting Dictatorship at United Parcel: Interview with Anne Mackie", Workers’ Power newspaper, November 21, 1975.