After heightened public pressure, UPS has agreed to rehire the 250 workers it fired for staging a brief strike in late February, according to BuzzFeed.
Workers at a Queens, N.Y, shipping facility walked off the job for 90 minutes in February to protest what they thought was the unjust firing of a co-worker. But a no-strike clause in their contract made the action illegal, and UPS ultimately decided to terminate the workers.
The agreement between UPS and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters includes the union compensating UPS for damages over loss of time worked and the “negative impact on goodwill,” received after the walk-out. The settlement will total “hundreds of thousands of dollars,” according to UPS spokesman Steve Gaut.
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