UPS Shrugs... a little

Posted by $ KahnQuest 7 years ago to Business
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My favorite part was when the city threatened to pull its business from UPS, and UPS responded that that action would just make things worse for the UPS employees.
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  • Posted by Robbie53024 7 years ago
    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."

    All of which, I'm sure, was paid for by the insurance that he was provided by UPS.
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    • Posted by $ 7 years ago
      Right?! As if we're supposed to feel sorry for him getting fired. Natural consequences suck, don't they?
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      • Posted by Robbie53024 7 years ago
        It didn't say so, but my guess is that he was one of the protesters that sat out for the 90 mins causing disruption of the operation and potentially making their deliveries late. That was an illegal work action to which termination is an acceptable remedy.

        If they knew their contract, they would know that this was a possibility. Looks like the union is trying to strong-arm UPS into not taking this action. With the availability of workers, my guess is that they can be easily replaced. Unfortunately, since NY isn't a right to work state, they will immediately become union members. Maybe, though, if enough get replaced, they might question just what benefit the union has for the dues money that they keep skimming off the top of the worker paycheck.
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  • Posted by Robbie53024 7 years ago
    Let's see, the politicians have no problem with an illegal walk-out, but do with the actions of the company which are perfectly within their rights to do under the terms of the contract?
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