The pilots are threatened with; 'if you do not write this statement about this pilot; your unreported dui or refusal to submit to a chemical test will be reported by UPS to the FAA'. When reported; the pilot will then have their 1st class medical certificate revoked and will not be able to fly.I am curious how are these hourly workers are specifically being coerced or pressured into these false statements?
What is the reasoning for the unreported DUI and or the refusal to submit to chemical testing?The pilots are threatened with; 'if you do not write this statement about this pilot; your unreported dui or refusal to submit to a chemical test will be reported by UPS to the FAA'. When reported; the pilot will then have their 1st class medical certificate revoked and will not be able to fly.
Or 'If you do not write this statement about this pilot; we will subject you to "voluntarily" enter the HIMS program.' The HIMS program (Human Intervention Motivation Study) where a pilot can be forced into an inpatient rehab facility for 5 months or longer. Lifelong monitoring for abstinence from alcohol is also a requirement. Testing can prove one used alcohol over a month from the actual use. Sometimes up to many months. "THE HIMS NIGHTMARE" is a great book exposing how the HIMS program is twisted into a tool to force pilots to become subservient to management; even to the point of failing to report safety or ethical issues. The following from the HIMS Nightmare book sums it up: "HIMS has grown to become a monster intended to put as many pilots as possible under the complete control of their employers, who may have their required FAA medical certificates revoked at any time, for any reason."
747 Captains at UPS earn $300K per year or more. If they do not cooperate; not only will they lose their job at UPS; they will be unable to fly for any airline. The loss of $300K+ per year is a strong motivator by itself. The potential loss of one's career is the ultimate hammer used to nail these pilots down. Where will they find an occupation outside of aviation that pays $300K ++ benefits per year?
UPS is fully aware of this practice. UPS corporate management encourages and endorses it. No action has been taken to stop this practice. No unfairly targeted pilots have been made whole. UPS is in possession of emails proving a UPS Corporate Security manager not only sought out pilots with substance abuse issues but then coerced these pilots into writing false statements as well. UPS is in possession of evidence that proves these pilots were dishonest in their statements.
It is beyond disturbing that pilots under pressure and stress from UPS are flying planes under duress.
Pilots who do not have substance abuses at UPS are fully aware of the retaliation and workplace violence that UPS has subjected other pilots to. They are afraid to address safety and ethical violations for fear of what will happen to them if they do.
The reason for not reporting is to keep one's flying eligibility and first class medical.What is the reasoning for the unreported DUI and or the refusal to submit to chemical testing?