1 (As O'Shea's 4th Circuit briefs and Supreme Court brief will verify, there was no violation of law. The Maryland wiretapping law applies only to "private communications" and the Supreme Court has already determined that work-related communications are not "private communications". Hey Tie can you comment on this statement, as it contradicts your post.
Appears what the "guy did", as you put it, was have a work-related injury and 1 year from a paid retirement.
Reading his briefs, it looks like the company changed and contracted their position as to what he did wrong about 25 times until O'Shea caught them in their own lies.
Worst and most pitiful thing about it all, and just like your doing, is convicting him without due process. All of us when charged with a crime should have a fundamental right, as O'Shea did to a trial of his peers.
This is disturbing to all workers, that a union employee can be found guilty of a crime without the right to an attorney or a jury - fundamental to our constitutional laws.
Further reading, and the links are extraordinary, is that the courts now appear to be bought off by the lobbyists.
It is evident the law that protects us is now auctioned off to the highest bidder...
I have not read all the documents ( I have read some) he posted on his site, but it sounds like others have and think this was an unfair decision....could be, but....
Each district has a few employees like this.....I am sure there is a lot more improper/dishonest things that this employee did over the years of his employment, for which he was never properly disciplined...or certainly were never presented on the www for our digestion.....
Battles like this always appear to be a case in which the employee is the poor little guy versus the big bad company....But where there is smoke there is fire.....and I am sure there is more to the stance the company took than just this little snippet of drama in this employee's career.....for someone to bring a tape recorder into work for 15 years should tell you a little bit about the attitude of this former employee....c'mon people, smell the coffee.....it is people like this that will ruin the company.....and give packages to the non-union carriers that are nipping at our heels. We work hard and are paid fairly. And are competing against others not playing by the same rules....garbage like this must be thrown out....we are fighting for our combined existence like never before...thank god for international and our other growth areas, because our core is struggling to stay afloat.
I think the courts are more concretive then ever before.
I think that UPS and the union have back room deals. In these
back room deals UPS says I want this guy gone ,the union gets in return
cases where they get to keep A person. I also think the union has lost power
and is losing power UPS gets more and more what they want right or worng. I think the NLRB and OSHA is pro business after years of apptoinments from the consertive probusiness goverment.