Kicked to the Curb for Pregnancy, a UPSer Fights Back

December 4, 2014: Thanks to a UPS driver, the Supreme Court and Congress are taking up pregnancy discrimination by employers. Thank Peggy Young for standing up to UPS.

Women should not have to worry about losing their income just because they become pregnant. But that’s the reality for Teamsters and other women workers.

Peggy Young, a UPS driver, was denied temporary light duty and forced to take unpaid leave when her doctor put her on a temporary twenty-pound lifting restriction until after she gave birth.

Peggy knew this was wrong and she fought back. Sign the Thank You Card to Peggy Young to thank her for standing up to UPS.

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Peggy Young v. UPS yesterday.

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act has been introduced in Congress, a bill that will protect the right of pregnant workers to keep their jobs and support their families.

And UPS has changed its policy and will offer light duty to employees who have lifting or other restrictions because of pregnancy.

Teamsters for a Democratic Union took up this issue when UPS began discriminating against pregnant employees and the Hoffa administration did nothing. 

Peggy Young took this fight to the highest court in the land.

Sign the Thank You Card to Peggy Young for standing up to UPS and standing up for all workers.  

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