In Maspeth, NY, on February 26, hundreds of UPS
drivers walked off the job after UPS fired
longtime union activist, Jairo Reyes without
providing him with a fair hearing that he was
entitled to. Fellow works outraged over the
firing and aware that violating one worker's
rights threatened them all, the drivers walked
off job in protest and to stand in solidarity
with a fellow worker.
Under the agreement between UPS and Union
officials all terminated drives will only
receive a 10-day suspension. The Union, Local
804 also agreed to pay monetary damages to UPS.
Reyes' discharge has been reduced to a
suspension and without pay for the period from
February 26 until he returns to work.
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 Union stated “We are grateful for the
enormous outpouring of support from UPS
customers, progressive elected officials, and
the public. It was that support that saved the
jobs of the 250 drivers. We look forward to
thanking everyone inside and outside our Union
who helped in this effort…..We all look forward
to turning the page and getting back to serving