UPS fires 250 employees for walking off the job during a 90-minute protest

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  1. jersery

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    *The workers were protesting the dismissal of longtime employee and union activist Jairo Reyes, who was fired over an hours dispute.

    *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.

    *Local politicians are threatening to cancel city contracts that give UPS millions of dollars in breaks on parking fines.

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

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ups-fires-250-employees-staging-143805147.html

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  2. Kracka-Mike

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    Howard related because Howard uses UPS
     
  3. CaptainFrank

    CaptainFrank Well-Known Member

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    And that's what happens when you don't have a union.
     
  4. Mr. Potato Head

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    Agreed. People need to shut up and get to work.
     
  5. Hoof

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    Or walk off the job.
     
  6. Nemo

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    UPS employs 1,400 workers at the Maspeth distribution center where the strike took place on Feb. 26.

    "When a group of 250 employees walk out for 90 minutes it is a significant disruption in the delivery of parcels or packages to customers on that day," Gaut said. "We get penalties if we don't deliver on time."

    For that reason, strikes are not an approved method of conflict resolution in UPS' contract with the union, he said.
     
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    You must be expecting a package.
     
  8. TehLivingDeath

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    This better not affect the delivery of 880 rounds of 7.62X54r I have coming...
     
  9. cia212

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    They do have a union, and the contract specifically says a strike is not an acceptable form of protest.
     
  10. Phan Neepack

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    No..... that's what happens to normal people when they start assuming that they're entitled to their job .... You were hired to perform a task each day, for which your employer agrees to compensate you. If you breach that employment agreement, you risk forfeiting your job..... .. Its not your company, and you don't make the rules for something that you don't own....If you don't like the way your bosses company operates, then YOU go start your own company and assume all the risk & hard work involved
     
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    That's a shitload of mosin rounds.
     
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    Wildcat strikes are grounds for dismissal in most Union contracts now , It has to be approved by the Union lawyers.

    It's a big no no :nono:
     
  13. landfill

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    They have a strong union, they will get their jobs back.
     
  14. Mr. Potato Head

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    Is this a homosexual innuendo?
     
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    I would assume they are only protected if it was a union sanctioned walkout, Im pretty sure the Union and UPS have a very clear agreement about those sorts of details. Now the rest of the employees who still have their jobs will see the huge line of thousands of applicants who would work for less for a chance of a job at UPS.
     
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    :happyno: I wouldn't count on it....

    [FONT=proxima_nova_rgregular]"Businesses and unions cannot successfully operate in an environment that allows public officials to arbitrarily choose when employees can break collective bargaining agreements or demand when employers must disregard the terms of agreements, irrespective of the officials’ motivation," said UPS spokesman Steve Gaut.[/FONT]
     
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    The Union concept is on life support, and will be dead in the not too distant future...... Businesses simply cannot be competitive in today's global business climate with the kind of unrealistic 'anchors' & expectations that Union workers bring to the table
     
  18. landfill

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    Maybe not. But, it also wouldn't surprise me if they got back pay.
     
  19. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...riiiight, business cant compete in this global market until theyre paying everybody 5 dollars an hour and their scratching shit with the chickens come dinner time.

    live better, work union.
     
  20. landfill

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    Isn't there a set pay scale in the union contract.