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    Re: UPS fires 250 Drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    I've never heard of a company firing someone and then allowing them to continue working until they find a replacement. Too much chance for sabotage. Most places now walk you from the firing manager's office to the front door. Why let someone back at the company computer system?

    "You're fired, you bstrd, but can you work until the end of the day because we need the help?"

    Hard core union types tend to act out when displeased.

    Yeah that is weird..


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    Re: UPS fires 250 Drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    UPS To Fire 250 Queens Workers For Protesting One Employee's Dismissal: Gothamist

    This is the most updated article that i have found.

    250 Drivers at the Queens UPS store have been dismissed due to walking out of the job protesting another drivers dismissal.

    The walk out was not an authorized or part of the contract that allowed them to do this. for 90 minutes they walked off the job encouraged by their union rep.
    The company has dismissed 25 of them already and the other 225 will be let go as soon as replacements are found.

    The person the protest was about was let go over time sheet issues.


    I feel bad for these guys but according to the article they were warned if they walked off that it was not a proper walk out and there could be risks.
    of course now they are up in arms but they chose to ignore the warning.

    the other 1150 employee's will keep their jobs.
    Well, hopefully, other union drivers across the nation won't be sympathetic to those who walked off - got fired, the last thing shippers / retailers need is another "brown out".

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    Re: UPS fires 250 Drivers

    Protected concerted activity

    Protected Concerted Activity is a legal term used in labor policy to define employee protection against employer retaliation in the United States. It is a legal principle under the subject of the freedom of association. It defines the activities workers may partake in without fear of employer retaliation.....

    .....Generally speaking, there is protected concerted activity when two or more employees act together to improve their terms and conditions of employment, although it is (on rare occasions) possible for conduct to be so egregious that it becomes unprotected.[2] Employees have a right to advocate in this manner even where there is no union involved....

    Protected concerted activity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: UPS fires 250 Drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Utility Man View Post
    Protected concerted activity
    that doesn't apply here.

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    Re: UPS fires 250 Drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    I've never heard of a company firing someone and then allowing them to continue working until they find a replacement. Too much chance for sabotage. Most places now walk you from the firing manager's office to the front door. Why let someone back at the company computer system?

    "You're fired, you bstrd, but can you work until the end of the day because we need the help?"

    Hard core union types tend to act out when displeased.
    "Acting out when displeased" is pretty much universal to humanity. It's about the only reason people act out, actually.
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    Re: UPS fires 250 Drivers

    Perhaps the retained employees who have been fired haven't been told. That's a brutal way of have everybody work their butts off until the axe falls.
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    Re: UPS fires 250 Drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Perhaps the retained employees who have been fired haven't been told. That's a brutal way of have everybody work their butts off until the axe falls.
    no they haven't to be told. the problem is that UPS can't afford to fire and hire and train 250 people. so it is going to be on a fire as hire basis. how that works out i am not sure.
    i find it odd as well, but they still have to deliver packages.

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    Re: UPS fires 250 Drivers

    Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.

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    Re: UPS fires 250 Drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    I was in better shape at UPS than I was on active duty in the Marine Corps.
    I have family in Sun City Grand in Surprise, AZ. They have a bunch of former UPS guys from the Chicago area who live near them. I've met those men and they've made similar comments. They said being a UPS driver was the hardest physical labor they ever experienced, and all of these same guys saw action in the Korean War.

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    Re: UPS fires 250 Drivers

    I'm sure Ed Schultz is on his way to do a month's worth of shows on this.

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