Monday, November 30, 2015

UPS rehires 250 workers fired after protest


UPS has agreed to rehire 250 New York drivers who were fired for protesting the dismissal of a colleague. That worker will also regain his job.

The reversal comes after a public uproar over the mass firing.

However, each of the workers will have to serve a 10-day suspension and Teamsters Local 804 agreed to pay unspecified monetary damages to the company, a statement from the union says.

The agreement was "hammered out over a ten-hour marathon bargaining session" Wednesday, the statement says. "UPS agreed to work with Local 804 to improve labor-management relations at the company and to handle disciplinary disputes more expeditiously under the new grievance procedure."

The reversal comes after a public uproar over the mass firing,
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