Skip to comments.UPS Fires 250 Employees For Staging A 90-Minute Protest To Defend Co-Worker
Posted on 04/03/2014 3:01:46 PM PDT by matt04
UPS is firing 250 Queens, N.Y., drivers for walking off the job during a 90-minute protest in February. The company dismissed 20 of the workers after their shifts Monday and issued notices of termination to another 230 employees, notifying them that they will be fired once the company has trained their replacements, UPS spokesman Steve Gaut told Business Insider.
The workers were protesting the dismissal of longtime employee and union activist Jairo Reyes, who was fired over an hours dispute, according to Gaut. The New York Daily News first reported on the firings.
Local politicians are threatening to cancel city contracts that give UPS millions of dollars in breaks on parking fines.
"They took a grievance with one employee and turned it into notices of termination with 250 workers," New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer told The Queens Courier. "Thats outrageous. These are good, hardworking employees who have a contract for UPS. To try and break this contract, break this union, is something that is unacceptable and we cant tolerate."
UPS fired back that it might need to terminate additional employees if the city alters its contract.
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Ninety minutes? Why did UPS wait so long?
“Good for UPS. The employees walked off the job. They deserve to get fired. “
I’d say this is symptomatic if a systemic management problem. Somebody should take notice. It’s really difficult to get 250 people to come to your aid. Some Ting Wong. It will probably surface again, sooner rather than later.
Good hardworking employees who... Stopped working.... They deserved to be fired
Wildcat strikes are not authorized by contract. They formed a wildcat strike..the union cant back them, although they might try, and they get the axe. End of Story.
Bust a deal, lose your wheels.
It’s interesting to be living in such an “employees’ rights” culture in an economy that makes employees very expendable.
With so many people out of work, no union should be able to hold a company hostage. Hiring should be open to everyone who qualifies. Surely some company would have the guts to just stop dealing with unions.
Once an employee IS fired, there is a proper way to try and get his/her job back. With a very labor friendly NLRB right now, I am very curious as to why the employees resorted to an illegal wildcat strike instead of the union working through proper channels. I do suspect a perhaps somewhat charismatic “leader” and a bunch of hot heads in the shop.
Domenick DeDomenico, 40, was in a coma for 10 days after getting hit by a car last year while delivering packages for UPS,” the Daily News’ Ginger Adams Otis reported. “He fought back from serious brain injuries and needed a year of speech and physical therapy.”
You have experienced what few on earth experience
It should inform you that God has taken care of you and you should fear not, what man can do to you.
Move on to your dream.
There was a time when I was a card carrying “corporatist” meaning anything that corporate (global) wanted I supported.
Those days are gone. I’m conservative now, meaning I support the USA Constitution and the intended version of Bill of Rights (not as parsed by the elites), secure borders, ethics, fairness, and a government by and of “we the people” and not by “we the bundlers, oligarchs, CEOs and unions” who can buy Congress with the chump change using other people’s money.
I don’t support overpaid hired hand bankers and corporate CEOs unless the shareholders who take the risk have absolute final say on governance and compensation, and taxpayers on bailouts, and NOT the beholden bought and paid for members of Congress on both sides that infest our Capitol.
The bottom line is I support the need to advance policies that make America what we once were, and not as a country indebted to oligarchs that benefit only elitists.
So you’re a communist?
An hour went by, CEO locked the doors at 1PM, fired everyone (200+ people). Thank goodness we live in a right to work state. Owner later closed plant and moved to Texas.
“You’re fired! But you can’t leave until you train your replacement.”
That’s exactly how it played out when NYC’s financial district was outsourced to Asia a few years ago (when Occupy Wall Street was born); those who wouldn’t train the Asian coolies replacing them didn’t receive severance.
Those jobs are never coming back...
I don’t like FedEx, but for the next few weeks I would be using them until the replacements take over...
I'll tell you what a management problem is: They fired 230 people, but they're still working until they train their replacements. Do you see any potential for something going wrong there?
Unions suck pond water ....worthless blackmailers IMO.