Public Advocate Letitia James and Teamsters Protest UPS Decision to Lay Off 250 New Yorkers
James Calls for City to Reconsider Parking Ticket Deal That Saves UPS Millions
(New York, NY)— Delivery giant United Parcel Service (UPS) is in the process of terminating 250 of their New York employees from their Maspeth, Queens facility.
UPS— who fired the employees after they walked off the job for 90 minutes in February to protest the dismissal of a long-time employee— currently benefit from a $43 million public contract in which the company provides delivery services to city and state agencies. The company also participates in a program in which it receives millions of dollars every year in reduced fine and fees for parking tickets.
Public Advocate Letitia James is demanding that UPS rehire these drivers, and that the City of New York reconsider these public deals with UPS until such a time that the company makes a good-faith effort to negotiate with employees.
WHAT: Press conference calling on UPS to rehire 250 drivers
WHO: Public Advocate Letitia James, Teamsters Joint Council 16 President George Miranda, Teamsters Local 804 President Tim Sylvester, Dozens of Laid Off UPS Drivers
WHEN: Thursday, April 3rd 2014
WHERE: City Hall steps