Members of the Council of the City of New York are battling for the jobs of 250 UPS Teamsters who were fired for protesting the illegal termination of Jairo Reyes. UPS violated labor-management agreements when Reyes, a 24-year employee, was terminated without the hearing entitled to employees with collective bargaining agreements.
According the city council resolution on the issue, members of the Teamsters Local 804 in Maspeth walked off the job for 90 minutes of Feb. 26 in solidarity with Reyes. Local 804 has engaged UPS in negotiations over the issue but on March 6th all 250 were delivered notices of termination.
The Atlanta-based company enjoys many perks at the expense of NY taxpayers: more than $15 million a year in reduced and eliminated parking fines and a $43 million contract for delivery to city services, according to New York’s Daily News.
Leaders of Local 804 and city leaders will be holding a press conference on Thursday, April 3.
Representatives at Local 804 state, “Local 804 will continue to work with political leaders and the public to bring UPS management to the table to reach a fair settlement. We will do whatever is necessary to achieve this goal.
Now more than ever is the time to be united and disciplined.”