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June 2, 2020 at 5.00pm – 6.30pm

Online Teach-in

What Happened to the Great American Logistics Machine?

The Package King author Joe Allen in conversation with Dissent's Flynn Murray about what's happening in the behemoth US logistics industry during a time of crisis.

Online Teach-in


Tuesday, June 2nd, 5 PM EDT

United Parcel Service (UPS) is playing a critical role in maintaining the supply chain for urgent PPE supplies and essential goods amidst the pandemic. The corporation and its' workers wield incredible amounts of power and influence, particularly now. Joe Allen will tear down the Brown Wall surrounding one of America's most admired companies.

How did UPS displace General Motors, the very symbol of American capitalism, to become the largest, private sector, unionized employer in the United States? And, at what cost to its workers and surrounding communities?

Joe Allen and Flynn Murray will discuss all this and the overarching logistics machine in the US as it attempts to keep the country afloat in these tumultuous times.