United Parcel Service, commonly known as UPS, is a busy company that reaches thousands of doors in just a few hours.
At the UPS facility on Silverlake Road and Park Avenue in Tucson, they have seen an outbreak of the coronavirus and a local union has said the company isn’t doing enough.
A UPS spokesman responded with the following statement:
“Our first priority is always the safety of our employees and the communities we serve. We have been in active communication with Local 104 leaders in Tucson to hear and address their concerns. In any instance where there is a confirmed diagnosis, we immediately contact the Department of Public Health to facilitate a contact trace, fully clean the work area before work resumes, and communicate with potentially impacted employees. We have rigorous safety protocols in place, including cleaning our facilities multiple times a day, providing our employees with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), implementing social distancing, and providing supplies to clean their work stations and vehicles. We have both a privilege and a responsibility to continue safely working during this challenging period.”
Matthew O’Connor, senior manager of UPS Public Relations