Frenemies: The complex relationship USPS has with FedEx and UPS

nalc_frenemiesThe Postal Record – June 2015
We see them each day, doing a job much like ours.  The drivers for FedEx and UPS are the most common sign that the Postal Service faces competition for package delivery.

But are they only competitors?
It turns out these two companies, and their employees, have a complex relationship with USPS and postal workers that sometimes makes them friends as well as foes.

“The package delivery market is driving the growth of the Postal Service,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “As e-commerce continues its rapid progress, the complex relationship USPS has with FedEx and UPS—sometimes competitors, sometimes partners—will matter more and more.”

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