After 13 years with the company, 7 on road I was escorted from UPS property and had my badge confiscated. I have been the squeeky wheel in my center filing grievances and making coplaints for harassment for awhile now. Needless to say I have been a lightning rod for retaliation and hostility from multiple center managers. I have recieved countless discharge letters none of which have ever been heard at panel. Even though my numbers have ALWAYS been stellar (more often than not I run scratch on routes) and have an excellent customer service history I have a reputation amongst management as being a problem. My current center manager is extra tallented at creating a hostile work enviroment. I explained to her that I felt unsafe and threatened in the work enviroment due to her constant harassment and threats. I explained that if there was an issue that she needed to address with me I would require that a shop stewart be pressent at all times. I then said that I felt it necesary to record any such meetings. The following morning I was brought into the office. I advised everybody in the room that I intended to record the hearring. My center manager than told me that it is illegal to do so and that she was going to press charges. I replied that it is not illegal and I refused to take part in the hearring without it. She instructed me to turn it off three times and I refused. I was immediately fired and escorted from company property. My intent in recording the conversation was to try and minumize her hostility towards me. Also to have something to refer back to in case there was something that I had missed. My BA told me we will have a pre panel hearring in about two weeks an then a formal panel hearring sometime in September. Meanwhile I'm trying to gather information and advice going into the panel hearrings. Any info or help would be greatfully appreciated.