UPS Driver Wrongly Fired For Union Stance, NLRB Judge Says

By Vin Gurrieri (November 28, 2016, 6:27 PM EST) -- A United Parcel Service Inc. driver and union shop steward was illegally fired — twice — for refusing to support a collective bargaining contract, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled Friday, adding that the worker's post-firing Facebook rants about his bosses will prevent him from being rehired.

NLRB Administrative Law Judge Geoffrey Carter ruled that UPS illegally fired package delivery driver Robert C. Atkinson twice in 2014 for refusing to support the ratification of a collective bargaining agreement between the company and a local chapter of the Teamsters.

Atkinson, a shop steward at a Pittsburgh-area UPS facility, could be fired...

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