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What the 1997 UPS strike says about today's labor movement

Bobby Kikuchi, president of Teamsters Local 396, talks to striking United Parcel Service workers on a picket line at a UPS distribution facility east of downtown Los Angeles in the third day of their strike on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1997. (Reed Saxon/AP)
Bobby Kikuchi, president of Teamsters Local 396, talks to striking United Parcel Service workers on a picket line at a UPS distribution facility east of downtown Los Angeles in the third day of their strike on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1997. (Reed Saxon/AP)

As labor tensions mount across America, we look back at the 1997 UPS strike, a major victory in the labor movement.

Lane Windham, associate director of the Kalmanovitz Initiative For Labor and The Working Poor at Georgetown University, joins us.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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