Thursday, March 20, 2014

UPS: Why did you fire drivers for protesting?

Dear Inwood MoveOn member,

I'm Bill Lipton of the Working Families Party, and I started a petition to UPS, which says:

UPS has told hundreds of drivers they are fired for protesting the termination of one of their fellow workers in New York City. Tell UPS it's the wrong turn for their employees, their customers, and their brand.

In Maspeth, New York, two weeks ago, UPS fired a driver and longtime union activist without the fair hearing he was entitled to. Outraged and aware that the violation of one worker's rights threatened them all, other drivers walked off their jobs to stand in solidarity with their fellow worker. 

In retaliation, UPS has now notified all 250 drivers who participated in the protest that they are on notice of termination. In other words, "You're fired." The well-being of these drivers and their families hangs in the balance because they spoke out against a company that violated workers' rights. 

UPS: Retaliation against your workers for speaking out is wrong. Stop your attack on your drivers and their families.

UPS shouldn't ship pink slips to their drivers just for speaking out—what should have been a routine disciplinary matter became an attack on hundreds of working families. It's bad for their brand, their employees, and most importantly, their customers. 

Tell UPS that it's not okay to retaliate against their workers. The drivers are committed to negotiating a fair resolution—why can't UPS do the same and take back the notices of termination? 

What can brown do for you? Certainly not this.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


–Bill Lipton

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