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    Re: UPS fires 250 Drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I'm sure Ed Schultz is on his way to do a month's worth of shows on this.
    probably.

    union or no you can't just walk off the job and expect to keep it. what is even worse is that it was their union rep that did it to them and encouraged them to do it.

    the guy they were protesting for was let go because of timesheet descrepancies which usually means he was putting more time on his timesheet than what he worked which is considered theft.

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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.
    In an economy where millions of Americans are out of work and millions more have given up and stopped looking, I have little sympathy for a bunch of hot-heads who took their union steward's advice and pissed away their jobs.
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    Re: UPS fires 250 Drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    In an economy where millions of Americans are out of work and millions more have given up and stopped looking, I have little sympathy for a bunch of hot-heads who took their union steward's advice and pissed away their jobs.
    which is why UPS shouldn't have a hard time finding replacement drivers.

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    Re: UPS fires 250 Drivers

    I have a friend that worked at UPS between the conveyor belt and the back of the trucks. Very hard work indeed!

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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.
    Oh yea, I can relate to that. In 1974-1975, I worked for Lear-Siegler in Grand Rapids, Michigan, repairing AYN-1 and DC-130 nav computers for the Air Force. There was a serious dispute between the UAW and management, and the Union pretty much sabotaged the Air Force contract by sending a couple of dozen nav computers out the door with no circuit boards in them. But the really scary part is that the Air Force never sent those computers back. I quit and came to Texas before the union finally went on strike.
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    UPS fires 250 Employees for Staging a 90-minute Protest to Defend Co-worker.....

    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. "That’s 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 can’t tolerate."

    UPS fired back that it might need to terminate additional employees if the city alters its contract.

    One of the workers facing dismissal had just returned to his job after a serious accident, according to the Daily News.

    "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."......snip~

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ups-fi...143805147.html

    Okay.....give the Paisan his Job back. Then fire the other 249. In NY to.....What say ye?

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    Re: UPS fires 250 Employees for Staging a 90-minute Protest to Defend Co-worker.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    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. "That’s 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 can’t tolerate."

    UPS fired back that it might need to terminate additional employees if the city alters its contract.

    One of the workers facing dismissal had just returned to his job after a serious accident, according to the Daily News.

    "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."......snip~

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ups-fi...143805147.html

    Okay.....give the Paisan his Job back. Then fire the other 249. In NY to.....What say ye?
    If I was those 250 workers I would tell UPS the second any of us are fired to that protest we all will quit.I wonder how well UPS would do if 250 workers just suddenly quit without training their replacements.
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    Re: UPS fires 250 Employees for Staging a 90-minute Protest to Defend Co-worker.....

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If I was those 250 workers I would tell UPS the second any of us are fired to that protest we all will quit.I wonder how well UPS would do if 250 workers just suddenly quit without training their replacements.
    My guess is UPS could find 250 replacements rather quickly. I'm sure this time they would make sure the new hires understand they are expected to follow the rules they agreed to when hired.

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    Re: UPS fires 250 Employees for Staging a 90-minute Protest to Defend Co-worker.....

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If I was those 250 workers I would tell UPS the second any of us are fired to that protest we all will quit.I wonder how well UPS would do if 250 workers just suddenly quit without training their replacements.
    Heya JR .....Yeah but UPS says if the city alters their contract they will need to terminate more. Moreover UPS says their Union even knows they are not suppose to strike the way they did. They lost money and I take it was fined or penalized for not delivering on time. Some of these guys deliver to courts and city halls too.

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    Re: UPS fires 250 Employees for Staging a 90-minute Protest to Defend Co-worker.....

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If I was those 250 workers I would tell UPS the second any of us are fired to that protest we all will quit.I wonder how well UPS would do if 250 workers just suddenly quit without training their replacements.
    They are so big it don't matter, 250 people aint crap for a company that big. Work the others into the ground, remind them that they are lucky to have jobs at all and hire at will.

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