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We're looking forward to seeing you in Chicago later this week for the biggest gathering of troublemakers and boat-rockers around! To get in a Labor Notes conference mood, read our new article How to Fan the Flames, in which we ask, What causes sparks to leap from one workplace or one Capitol rotunda to another? Where will the next big movement come from? Are we building for something bigger than Occupy next time? Can it include more workers? Who will lead it?Below is some useful information for the conference, including history tours--a special training on contract costing--karaoke songs--travel & parking info--and added workshops.
The first column contains the results from the secound round of contract votes in October. The second column contains the result from the third round vote count conducted March 19th.
Maspeth workers rally to save hundreds of jobs at UPS site Phil CorsoThe ForumMarch 25, 2014View the original pieceThe United Parcel Service’s self-proclaimed “appropriate and justifiable action” of firing nearly 250 employees sparked protests outside its Maspeth facility Friday with elected officials and union leaders who thought otherwise.Disputes arose after UPS fired Jairo Reyes, a company driver for 24 years, last month. Workers with Teamsters Local 804 argued that Reyes was not given a proper termination hearing, as stated in his contract, and 248 of them walked out on the job for about 90 minutes in protest at their Maspeth site Feb. 26. Their employer used that same contract as a means to threaten the workers with pink slips for violating their legal agreement.Click here to read more at The Forum. - See more at: http://www.tdu.org/media/maspeth-workers-rally-save-hundreds-jobs-u...
Petition Signatures Top 100,000!
More than 100,000 UPS customers, Teamsters and public supporters have signed petitions in support of the 248 drivers that UPS management is trying to fire in Queens.
The 100,000+ signatures include the signatures on the Moveon.org petition, a second online petition by the Working Families Party, and signatures from Local 804 members and other concerned UPS Teamsters across the country.
Public support continues to build. It's time for UPS to sit down with Local 804, revoke the terminations, and work with us to restore labor relations that work for everyone.
Congresswoman Grace Meng Calls on UPS to Reverse the Firings in Mas...
Statement from U.S. Representative Grace Meng
“I am greatly concerned about the firing of the 248 Teamster drivers. The company’s termination of these workers is very problematic, and I urge UPS officials to reinstate them immediately. I have contacted UPS and expressed my concern and support for the workers. With unions facing unprecedented attacks all across the country, it is imperative that we do everything we can to protect the rights of working people.”
“UPS must explain the firing of 250 of its hardworking drivers, who briefly stood up for their fellow employee and then returned to work. Not only has UPS fired these drivers, but it has ignored the larger issues that would force so many employees to protest. UPS has a responsibility to its employees to begin a dialogue and work to resolve real problems, not throw people out in the cold when too many Americans are struggling to make ends meet.”
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