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UPS To Rehire 250 Union Employees
Fired For Walking Off The Job

Buzzfeed, by Jacob Fischler

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 4/10/2014 2:12:31 PM

WASHINGTON — After heightened public pressure, UPS has agreed to rehire the 250 workers it fired for staging a brief strike in late February. Workers at a Queens, N.Y, shipping facility walked off the job for 90 minutes in February to protest what they thought was the unjust firing of a co-worker. But UPS said that strike was “illegal,” a term the union disputes, due to the no-strike clause in their contract, and ultimately decided to terminate the workers who participated. The agreement between UPS and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters includes the union compensating UPS for damages over loss

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 4/10/2014 2:18:33 PM     (No. 9805816)

And here I thought UPS had the gonads to tell these goons to take a hike. Nope, rolled over like a puppy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: KingBubo, 4/10/2014 2:19:14 PM     (No. 9805819)

Fair enough. Employees showed support and will compensate UPS for damages. UPS now does nto have to hire and train new employees, saving them money

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Reply 3 - Posted by: thetaxi, 4/10/2014 2:26:20 PM     (No. 9805834)

Interesting. Usually the employer has to pay reparations. In this case the union pays, and each employee gets a $2k fine. Looks more like the union rolled on this one.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: StormCnter, 4/10/2014 2:35:45 PM     (No. 9805851)

I agree. UPS prevailed and I doubt any of the 250 will try the same stunt again.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 4/10/2014 2:35:59 PM     (No. 9805853)

Hmm, ok a mea culpa on this one. I refuse to "click" on Buzzfeed, so I didn´t read the "whole" story.

I would still like to see someone tell the goons to take a hike.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: judy, 4/10/2014 2:59:39 PM     (No. 9805878)

UPS is giving them the OK to do this again. Sad. I´ll use Fed Ex.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: leesum, 4/10/2014 3:21:05 PM     (No. 9805908)

Union president says the union sent UPS a message. Quite a message when 250 drivers are suspended for 2 weeks and loose $2500 in wages. Quite a message when the union has to pay UPS for lost income of hundreds of thousands of dollars. I think UPS came out on top of this one.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Doctor P, 4/10/2014 3:23:31 PM     (No. 9805914)

fine let them be rehired but WITHOUT the accumulated senority.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 4/10/2014 4:27:18 PM     (No. 9805993)

Some UPS Top Manager woke up with a huge, bloody horse´s head in his bed.

Nomesain ???

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Reply 10 - Posted by: KTWO, 4/10/2014 5:09:16 PM     (No. 9806048)

Sounds OK. Maybe. Or close enough.

A reasonable fine for the workers. Most probably thought a walkout was allowed or the union stewards wouldn´t be calling it.

First principle: UPS had no choice. It had to fire them or it was certain to be destroyed by escalating union demands.

But after the necessary firings it made sense to negotiate to lessen the chance of similar troubles or worse elsewhere.

The real problem is that the professionals on the union´s payroll never feel any consequences.



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Reply 11 - Posted by: QRP, 4/10/2014 5:34:04 PM     (No. 9806074)

Maybe the workers tried to put up a brave front, but can you imagine what their wives would saying to them.
They have their jobs back now and I´ll bet the wives are going to make sure they keep them. I am pretty sure the union goons would rather face anything other then an irate member´s wife.

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