November 29, 2016 / 12:06 PM / a year ago

UPS fired driver for union activities, social media use - NLRB judge

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 the workplace.

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