Here's a taste of what I found:

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by NoBrownForMe, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. NoBrownForMe

    NoBrownForMe Member

    Knowledge is power, people.
    Here's just a taste, a fraction, of what I found on the Internet regarding UPS:

    Data compiled from Department of Labor, various media stories and the AFL/CIO Website (YOUR UNION)

    INJURY STATISTIC'S

    * On average one UPS employee is killed on the job each month
    * Over 60,000 UPS employees are injured on the job annually
    * Thousands of injuries go unreported due to threats and intimidation from UPS management
    * According to the National Academy of Science: The national injury rate is 8 injuries per 100 employees, or 8:100
    * UPSs injury rate is 15:100 employees
    * Into the 90s UPS was the highest fined company by OSHA with over 1300 citations, 1/3 of those were serious in nature
    * In 1994 in order to avoid a contempt ruling in Federal court UPS was fined $3 million for their repeated failure to comply with the Government mandated Hazardous Material Spill Program
    * According to a Cornell University study-Former UPS workers missed an average of 275 workdays A PIECE due to injuries sustained at UPS
    * UPS pays out over $1 million A DAY in worker compensation claims
    * OSHA receives more complaints from workers at UPS than from any other company
    * UPS has an occupational injury rate 3 times that of the transportation industry
    * UPS has one of the worst HAZMAT violation records in the industry
    * Young, new workers are becoming disabled for life at an alarming rate from injuries received while at UPS
    * UPS drivers lead the industry in alcohol and substance abuse associated with stress at UPS
    * UPS drivers rank in the top 9% of most stressed adults in the nation
    * 1.8 million worker suffer workplace injuries, 600,000 of those injuries are ergonomic related such as repetitive motion, and carpal tunnel syndrome
    * Between 1972 and 1996 UPS spent over $4.6 million for fines levied against them
    * 85% of the injuries at UPS are ergonomic in nature
    *UPS raised the weight limit of its packages from 50lbs to 150lbs, which injury rates increased as well
    * The average value of a UPS workers life is $5,000, standard OSHA fine
    * In Chicago a brand new employee (described as barely more than a "boy") serving his 30 day probation died of heat exhaustion while unloading a truck during one of Chicago's heat waves. He was required to meet the standard of unloading 2000 packages per hour in order to make probation. OSHA fined the company $5000.
    * Packages presently can weigh up to 150 pounds each. The company has refused to bargain over weight limits, reserving the right to require drivers to unload alone packages that could run 200 or more pounds. When challenged, management told the union that if the driver needed help, s/he could ask the customer to assist. Young, inexperienced workers are becoming disabled for life from injuries received at UPS, often their first real job.
    * UPS has consistently stonewalled union demands for appropriate safety equipment such as decent seatbelts, seats, and tires, and has refused to retire from their fleet trucks that have only single cylinder brakes.
    * The EEOC has filed a class action suit against UPS for violating the rights of disabled workers. Workers who suffer eye injury are entitled to be transferred to other jobs, but UPS has refused or failed to accommodate their disabilities.
    * UPS has a rate of occupational injury that is three times that of the transportation industry.
    * The National Coalition on Ergonomics, an employer association has worked to prevent OSHA from adopting standards intended to cut down on repetitive motion injuries. Among the main corporate opponents of sensible repetitive motion injury regulations has been UPS, which is among the leading violators of OSHA regulations.
    * The average penalty for a serious violation is $709, according to "Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect," a new report by the AFL-CIO.

    Political influence vs. safety statistics:

    *Ergonomic injuries account for all serious workplace injuries and cost society approximately $50 billion each year
    *Ergonomic injuries affect women the most who make up less than 50% of the workforce, but account for 1/3 of the total workplace injuries
    * UPS facility in Lenexa Kansas was fined $140,000 by OSHA for deplorable working conditions that were resulting in an injury rate of almost 20:100 employees, thus began UPSs venture into the ergonomic arena battling OSHA, and the public interest
    *UPS sued OSHA in Federal court over the Lenexa Kansas citation, and the Federal judge ruled that since no ergonomic standard existed for workers all citations were dropped, and OSHA began working on ergonomic standards
    *Head of OSHA during President Bush (92), Dorothy Strunk, drafted language protecting American workers from ergonomic injuries, and begun to fight and force companies to incorporate these provisions to protect American workers from further ergonomic injuries
    *(R) U.S Congressman Bonilla-drafted appropriations rider to prevent OSHA from collecting data from employees on ergonomic injuries
    *UPS donated $14,250 to Bonilla
    *UPS sued OSHA again in Federal court to prevent OSHA from collecting further ergonomic injury data, which 85% of UPS workplace injuries are ergonomic in nature
    *From 1991 to 1996 UPS contributed over $7.6 million to members of Congress
    *1993-94 UPSs PAC was the largest contributor to congressional candidates-$2.65 million
    *1995-96 UPS gave over $575,000 to supporters of Ballenger Bill
    * UPS handed out more than $3 million for the 2000 elections with 73% going to Republicans
    *Teamster General President James P. Hoffa joins UPS in refusing to address skyrocketing injury rates (refer to news article enclosed)
    *Teamster General President James P. Hoffa appoints OSHA killer hired gun, Joseph DiGenova, to the IRB overseeing union corruption, which the position is paid for by members dues money to the tune of $100,000 a year plus a union retirement
    *UPS was found to have illegally contributed to James P. Hoffas election campaign in 1996
    *Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa was a former labor attorney representing UPS and ATA member, Yellow Freight against UPS employees
    *UPS hired Eugene Scalia, son of U.S Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, as a lobbyist to defeat ergonomics
    * UPS attempted to endow a chair at the University of Washington and fill it with their bought M.D, and hired consultant, Stanley Bigos, who testified against the ergonomics standard in the House\
    * UPS and their Coalition is lobbying for the for the application of cost benefit analysis or worker death to cost to profit ratio
    *UPS claimed publicly that the national ergonomic standard would cost its shareholders $3 billion
    *UPS was the top contributor in the 2000 US Presidential Election- transportation sector: UPS $3,135,569
    *Ergonomic injuries affect mainly lower wage scale workers, which is comprised mostly of minority and female workers
    *UPS was the #1 political contributor while being a member of the NAMCE, the 300 company coalition headed by UPS
    *UPS hires former OSHA head, DOROTHY STRUNK, as a consultant to attack and defeat the very language she drafted to protect workers from ergonomic injuries. Shes paid over $60,000 as a UPS lobbyist (see documents enclosed)
    *President Bush (00) returns the favor to UPS and defeats the ergonomic bill affecting millions of American workers.

    UPSs SOCIAL AND BUSINESS PRACTICES

    * Annual turnover rate at UPS is 400%
    * UPSs association with National Welfare to Work campaign has hired more than 50,000 welfare recipients since the program began in 1997. Very few of those people remained by years end respectively.
    *UPS receives incentives for hiring these people into poverty jobs
    *Average weekly salary of the welfare to work employees was $104 after taxes per week. ($8.00 hr X 3.0 hour guarantee X 5 days 25% with holdings and - $25 in union dues)
    *Work place abuse, unsafe working conditions, and no hope for a FULL TIME job cited as reasons for leaving UPS
    *UPS is routinely sued by the EEOC and various other Civil and Human rights agencies for violations, and discrimination
    * RAINBOW PUSH Coalition is well known for attacking companies who violated minoritys civil rights, but it seems that UPS is a trading partner on their Board, and now has nothing to worry about from RAINBOW PUSH
    *UPSs main public relations firm, Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, is the volunteer firm for the UN Global Compact. The Compact is hoped to be a PR coup for companies with tarnished public images to show to show their support for democracy and human rights without ACTUALLY having to change their practices
    *UPS is being sued in two separate class actions from previous customers who were over charged for insurance, which stems from UPSs $1.8 billion tax evasion suit
    * UPS was sued in two separate suits involving wage fraud regarding meal issues of drivers in New Jersey and Washington state, which have cost UPS employees an estimated $3 billion
    *Monopolistic practices: UPS is routinely suing foreign governments for unfair, and monopolistic practices, while expanding exponentially around the world, and at the same time keeping foreign companies out of the American market
    *Workers at UPS who report unsafe working conditions, unsafe and illegal equipment, payroll fraud, and corruption are harassed and discharged often without help from the Hoffa controlled Teamsters union clearly in violation of Federal law.

    And there's more where that came from...
     
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    nobody cares! nobody has the time to read gargantuan posts!
     
  3. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Quote:
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    Really? I am sure you would like to tell us where you got this tidbit?

    What a pompous ::censored2::

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  4. NoBrownForMe

    NoBrownForMe Member

    Gargantuan wrongdoing!

    This is just a partial list of the screwy stuff UPS does. It boggles the mind, I agree.:scared:
     
  5. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    I asked the question, and all you can do is fade away, no answer there smart guy?

    Like I said. pompous ::censored2::

    Best

    d
     
  6. NoBrownForMe

    NoBrownForMe Member

    UPS specific

    The woman and ergo injuries is UPS specific, danny boy.
     
  7. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Post your proof there big guy.

    Well, actually, I think you are a woman.

    Remember, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned?

    Best

    d
     
  8. NoBrownForMe

    NoBrownForMe Member

    If you can read:

    Danny boy,

    The Tightest Ship by C.L. Kane

    Check it out, if you dare.
     
  9. speeddemon

    speeddemon Guest

    get a job you whiner
     
  10. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    So we have 50% female employees?

    I think you misquoted or someone lied

    And for a fact they do not comprise a third of the injuries.

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  11. NoBrownForMe

    NoBrownForMe Member

    Name that moron:

    You're probably right, that sounds unright.
    UPS is a persons-with-cocks gig. I forgot.
    You should know all about that.

    http://www.bushisantichrist.com/
     
  12. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    I knew it. A woman scorned. And a fascination with the male genitalia to boot.

    And a pompous ::censored2::

    Best

    d
     
  13. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Definite case of "penis envy". Bellevue is calling!
     
  14. NoBrownForMe

    NoBrownForMe Member

    Troll is as troll does

    NOW who's trolling?

    It's not a gender issue, it's a corporate culture issue.

    I swear I'll behave. Just don't insult my MANHOOD!
    BOO-HOO-HOO. See me crying?

    Typical locker room drivel from the mouths of adolescents.
    You all are really setting great, professional examples of UPS employees.
    I should report this site to the company.

    Boys have to drag girls into every argument, don't they?
    Blame the women.
     
  15. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Report us to that EVIL company called UPS?

    Boy are you funny. I mean, Girl are you funny. Or is "it" you are funny more in line with the truth?

    Call the company and report me, I dare you.

    Calling out pompous ::censored2:: to see if he really has the bal....wait, you cant have any, you are a woman scorned.

    darn

    d
     
  16. NoBrownForMe

    NoBrownForMe Member

    Believe me...

    Believe me, The Company could take this thing down in a heartbeat and nobody could do a thing about it.

    That dude who uses the UPS logo as his personal icon is a copyright infringement, and that's right off the top of my head.

    The conduct of employees here is all monitorable and subject to scrutiny.
    UPS is big enough to strip you of your rights to express, dude.

    The Company could be squeeze yhou folks like my dog's anal gland. And you WOULD squirt and like it and ask for more of it if they wanted you too.

    Pleasant dreams, peeps.
    FEEL THE LOVE?
     
  17. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Sounds like you have had experience with your dog's
    Well for a tranny trainee, you sure do have plenty to keep your busy. I wonder how you would have found the time to even be a helper.

    Come to think of it, I would not want your hands on my package....

    Best

    d
     
  18. NoBrownForMe

    NoBrownForMe Member

    Sal-oot!!

    Like I said, I salute your bu**:censored2:ting ability.
    This kind of wit takes years of internal anger to develop.
     
  19. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Nah, just dont suffer fools well, no anger.

    Best

    d