United Parcel Service Inc violated federal labor law when it
fired a driver in Pennsylvania for his union activities and
criticism of the company on social media, a National Labor
Relations judge in Washington D.C. ruled on Friday.
Administrative Law Judge Geoffrey Carter rejected UPS'
argument that it would have fired Robert Atkinson for his poor
performance in the absence of his organizing and criticism,
finding that the company's decisions were "tainted" by its
unlawful goal of removing a vocal leader and union activist from
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