Some 250 UPS employees walked out for 90 minutes — in protest for the firing of fellow employee union activist Jairo Reyes. Twenty were fired immediately, with the other 230 being told that they will be terminated once their replacements have been trained, according to the New York Daily News.
It’s an interesting situation. I’ve often given the advice to deal with a bad boss by getting all your coworkers together because it’s unlikely that they’ll fire all of you. But, clearly, this advice would have been the wrong advice for the UPS workers, because UPS did fire them — even though they need to hire replacements.