March 27, 2014: UPS has threatened 250 Local 804 members with termination. But politicians and the public are calling on the company to make a U-turn.
On Feb. 26, UPS fired a union activist in violation of the grievance procedure. Two hundred fifty Local 804 members walked off the job in protest. UPS issued notices of termination notices to all of them.
The company’s actions have drawn the ire of political leaders and the public.
On March 21, elected officials rallied with Local 804 members and delivered over 100,000 petition signatures to UPS management.
A resolution has been introduced to the City Council calling on UPS to revoke the terminations and settle the dispute with Teamsters Local 804.
U.S. Congressional Reps and State Senators and Assembly Members have issued support statements and contacted UPS management.
Elected officials point out that UPS does over $40 million in business annually with the City of New York and New York State and gets a $15 million break every year from the City in reduced fines on traffic tickets.
City Council leaders say they will call on UPS management to appear at an upcoming hearing and elected officials have called a Press Conference to press the case on the steps of City Hall.