The liberal pro-union agenda has been taking a toll on the American workforce for years. Our society has been eaten up by the entitlement mindset, training all of us to believe that we deserve certain things from our government and from our jobs.
A prime example of this is how unionized workers have been trained to believe that if they don’t get what they want, the best option is to just stop working until they get it.
This controversial strategy has had success in the past, but some people in authority have started fighting against it. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has put her foot down, announcing that companies with unionized workforces are not welcome in her state because of their negative impact on the economy.
And companies like UPS have decided to fight back as well, choosing to fire 250 unionized workers that walked away from their jobs in February.The teamsters are furious, but the company is sticking to its guns, saying that the workers knew they risked their jobs by walking off the job.
The Tea Party News Network (TPNN) reports:
In a move that may make some union members think twice about attempting to bully companies into personnel decisions, UPS recently fired 250 Queens, NY drivers for walking off the job. Back in February, a long-time employee, who was a driver for 24 years as well as a union activist, was let go. In response, 250 drivers walked off the job for 90 minutes.
The New York Daily News reports that the firings have enraged union leaders, but UPS management contends that the drivers knew their jobs were at risk if they walked off:
Twenty employees were terminated Monday after their shifts — and the remaining 230 notified that they’ll be canned as soon as replacements are trained, a company spokesman said.
“They just called me in … (and) said, ‘Effective immediately, you are no longer on the payroll,’” said Steve Curcio, 41, a 20-year employee earning $32 an hour.
The mass firing has enraged Tim Sylvester, head of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 804, especially since the company gets some lucrative perks from the city.
We hope that UPS sticks to its guns and stands up to the union agenda here. Their message says that companies can’t be bullied into conceding to individual demands that aren’t in the company’s best interests. We hope to see more union defeats in the future.
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