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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 08:07 PM

Black workers in Ohio accuse UPS of allowing hate at work

Source: CNN

Nineteen UPS workers are suing the parcel distributor, saying they suffered repeated racial discrimination and the company did nothing to stop it.

Managers and supervisors enabled and even encouraged the hate at the distribution center in Maumee, Ohio, according to the lawsuit filed Wednesday afternoon in Lucas County Court in Ohio.

The workers claim nooses were hung above the workstation of an African-American employee, that a monkey doll dressed as a UPS employee was placed near others and the N-word was frequently used.

The workers, many of whom have been at the company for more than two decades, argue the racist comments caused reactions ranging from "fear, anger and disgust to dismay" about the comments and lack of action from the company.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/13/us/black-workers-in-ohio-sue-ups-racism/index.html



UPS is about to experience it's turn in the PR disaster barrel. I hope they picked up from GM how not to respond to this.

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47of74 Mar 13 OP
muntrv Mar 13 #1
47of74 Mar 13 #4
du_grad Mar 14 #5
Mendocino Mar 14 #6
du_grad Mar 14 #8
Judi Lynn Mar 13 #2
Basement Beat Mar 14 #7
samplegirl Mar 13 #3


Response to muntrv (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 09:03 PM

4. Yeah I remember that

Hopefully UPS learns from GMs mistakes but I'm not too hopeful that will be the case here.

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Response to muntrv (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 01:03 AM

5. Maumee is right outside of Toledo

Maumee is south of the city. The GM plant is in the north end near the Michigan line. They are only about ten miles apart. Toledo is a small big city in many respects. I live only about 0.1 mile from the Maumee/Toledo limits and have lived here for the majority of my adult life.

The UPS hub in Maumee is large as it is located near the Ohio Turnpike and not too far from I-75 which are major east/west and north/south routes.

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Response to du_grad (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:44 AM

6. Toledo is a depressed backwater.

I know, I live near there.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:40 PM

8. It is doing much better than it was ten years ago.

I have lived here for most of my 70 years. How near are you?

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 08:37 PM

2. How hard can it be to abstain from trying to make others' lives a living hell? My god. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 01:48 PM

7. Exactly my thoughts...

It's depressing as hell. There seems to be absolutely nowhere where one can just peacefully live a gainful life without folks shoving their bizarre obsession with hate in people's faces.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 08:42 PM

3. How horrible

As if going to work isnít enough punishment!

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