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    UPS fires 250 Drivers

    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.

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    Re: UPS fires 250 Drivers

    Actually if it was not in their agreement, UPS could/should fire them. But I have a hard time believing they hire and train 250 drivers that fast. I was a UPS guy many years ago.
    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.
    God Bless the Marine Corps.

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    Re: UPS fires 250 Drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Actually if it was not in their agreement, UPS could/should fire them. But I have a hard time believing they hire and train 250 drivers that fast. I was a UPS guy many years ago.
    Yea you guys bust your butts. It's not a job for just anyone.
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    I was in better shape at UPS than I was on active duty in the Marine Corps.
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    Yea you guys bust your butts. It's not a job for just anyone.
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    Re: UPS fires 250 Drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Actually if it was not in their agreement, UPS could/should fire them. But I have a hard time believing they hire and train 250 drivers that fast. I was a UPS guy many years ago.
    UPS is brutal, they don't play.

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    Re: UPS fires 250 Drivers

    If you can sort/load or drive their trucks they love you though. but yea, dont screw with delivering the packages.
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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 was out of work and did holiday work for UPS i was busting my butt. i tried to get on permanently but i think i had a few people not like me.
    plus i was logging more hours than what they wanted. they wanted me working like 2 hours a day and that wouldn't even cover my gas to meet
    the driver.

    so the drivers were giving me 5+ hours. i didn't mind it.

    i think they will train them as they come and fire them as they get drivers in. plenty of people needing work out there so they shouldn't have a difficult time.

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    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've known several of the drivers for 25+ years. This is true.
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    Re: UPS fires 250 Drivers

    I live in a primary UPS hub....the company is everywhere here. Knowing many employees who work for this company (Pilot to driver...and a few distribution line people)....They run a very tight and brutal ship.

    I would not work for them unless I had to.

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    Re: UPS fires 250 Drivers

    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.
    Last edited by Ray410; 04-02-14 at 05:59 PM.

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