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

    I can't help but admire the workers for standing up for what they believe is right.
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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

    Okay.....give the Paisan his Job back. Then fire the other 249. In NY to.....What say ye?
    Why bother? Every person alive has their sad stories. Besides, he is probably encumbered by his old injuries, so it is a good opportunity to get rid of him and replace him with somebody more suited to the job.

    At our current track, I'd say that we're looking at a Blade Runner-esque future of massive income inequality, feeble governments, powerful multi-national industries, and abundant left wing terrorism. The more big corporations keep doing stuff like this, the less people are going to believe in capitalism.
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    Re: UPS fires 250 Employees for Staging a 90-minute Protest to Defend Co-worker.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Why bother? Every person alive has their sad stories.

    At our current track, I'd say that we're looking at a Blade Runner-esque future of massive income inequality, feeble governments, powerful multi-national industries, and abundant left wing terrorism. The more big corporations keep doing stuff like this, the less people are going to believe in capitalism.
    This isn't capitalism--there's corporate welfare involved.

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

    Too late, there's already one on this subject posted yesterday.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...0-drivers.html

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

    I am thinking UPS over reacted.
    The local workers had their protest, the damage was done, move on.
    The cost to train 250 new workers will exceed by many times the cost if the protest.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    I am thinking UPS over reacted.
    The local workers had their protest, the damage was done, move on.
    The cost to train 250 new workers will exceed by many times the cost if the protest.
    You need live up better to your pen name, longview.

    To UPS execs, the protest itself is a secondary concern to its catalyst, which is their right to dismiss a laborer who was in favor of unionization without anyone creating a brand name damaging fuss over it or escalating the effort toward unionization. Taking the long view, UPS executives have proved their willingness to suffer losses to short term profit in order to crush the feeblest expression of pro-union sentiment, therefore staving off the emergence of a labor rival in the management of the company.

    If you let them unionize, the next thing you know, they might want space out their vacation days over the course of a year rather than take the full week at once. Disastrous!
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    Re: UPS fires 250 Employees for Staging a 90-minute Protest to Defend Co-worker.....

    Having flown freight for a contractor that serviced UPS, I can tell you they have some of the worst employees in the country and an even worse union.

    BTW, if you send something fragile through UPS, don't put a fragile sticker on it...that's just an invitation...no....a mandate to kick it, throw it, stomp on it and anything else they can think of. They hate customers as much as they hate their company. I never ship through UPS...you shouldn't either.

    Oh, and I support firing anyone that works at UPS. ANYONE.
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    Re: UPS fires 250 Employees for Staging a 90-minute Protest to Defend Co-worker.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    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.
    If it was an illegal strike, then I say fire them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    I am thinking UPS over reacted.
    The local workers had their protest, the damage was done, move on.
    The cost to train 250 new workers will exceed by many times the cost if the protest.
    Not in the long run.

    If they go unpunished, they will do it again, and the the union has precedent saying they let it slide last time.

    The 250 I would say isn't to give them time to train employees. That's a ruse. They are looking for as many as possible to quit, so it doesn't change their unemployment insurance rates by much.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    If it was an illegal strike, then I say fire them.
    that is pretty much what it was an illegal strike and walk out. hence why they are fired. what is worse is they are defending a guy that appears to have cooked his timesheets which is why he was dismissed to begin with.

    which in any company i know of is automatic dismissal.

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