Maspeth UPS cuts 250 workers, drivers to rally Friday

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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre
THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

UPS in Maspeth cut 250 drivers following a rally last month.

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What can brown do for its workers? Rehire them.

UPS employees and public officials are planning to host a demonstration in Maspeth Friday, hoping the company will rehire 250 drivers that were recently handed termination slips.

The delivery service, which has a center in the neighborhood, cut the drivers following a rally on Feb. 26, according to the union that represents the employees.

The workers organized the rally, because a long-time driver was terminated recently for frequently clocking in early, sources close to the situation said.

The union said the firing of the workers is a violation of their contract, and is hoping to save all the drivers’ jobs.