Worker Correspondents: Spontaneous Walkout at Charlotte UPS Warehouse

By Dontay Stevenson Last Wednesday evening, warehouse workers at a UPS facility in Charlotte spontaneously walked out in response to weeks of work speedups, micro-management, and safety risks ignored by supervisors and corporate management. The walkout included workers from different sections of the building and due to the sheer number of workers who participated, none of them were fired. Out of fear of a repetition … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Spontaneous Walkout at Charlotte UPS Warehouse

Worker Correspondents: UPS Drivers Face Video Surveillance, Heavy Monitoring

Photo: A picture of the Lytx camera posted by a UPS driver in Atlanta on an online forum By Rachel Foster UPS has begun installing surveillance systems in its delivery vehicles as a tactic to monitor drivers, speed up their work, and curtail breaks. Package cars in four fulfillment centers in Oklahoma and Texas have been fitted with cameras both inside and outside the vehicles, … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: UPS Drivers Face Video Surveillance, Heavy Monitoring

Worker Correspondents: UPS Steals Workers’ Wages, Denies Benefits Through Staffing Firm

Photo Credit: Tribune SC By Noah Long Orlando UPS workers often have wages stolen from their paychecks; in one egregious case a worker did not receive pay for four full days. UPS employs many workers through the staffing firm Adecco, which it uses to avoid providing benefits to full-time workers who would normally receive them. Workers routinely receive paychecks that do not reflect the number … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: UPS Steals Workers’ Wages, Denies Benefits Through Staffing Firm

Worker Correspondents: UPS Workers Face Work Speedups, Hazardous Conditions

By Dontay Stevenson Workers at the UPS facility in Charlotte have been subjected to dangerous working conditions related to increasing workloads and work speedups ordered by supervisors and corporate management. In just the past week, four workers have been injured. One worker had a large stack of packages fall on him while using a load stand, causing him to fall off of the stand. Afterwards, … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: UPS Workers Face Work Speedups, Hazardous Conditions