September 19, 2008: Local 177 has tried for months to get UPS management to address dangerous safety violations in the hub in Edison, N.J. Now the local is going public with its concerns.
The New Jersey Turnpike is now home to two prominent billboards letting UPS know it’s time to protect employee safety.
Local 177 has filed hundreds of grievances on safety violations in the Edison hub dating back to March.
Members report that packages are falling off of jammed belts from twenty feet in the air. Instead of dealing with this threat to worker safety, UPS management has stonewalled the grievances.
Management can try to hide from the problem, but Local 177 won’t hide the problem from the public. It’s time for UPS to put safety first.