UPS management is cranking down the thermostat, taking a page from one of the worst bosses ever: Ebenezer Scrooge. In Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Scrooge would only let his employees burn one lump of a coal at a time. As freezing temperatures hit most of the country, UPS is cranking down the heat in many buildings as part of a national directive to cut costs.
Management has turned the thermostat down to 45 degrees in Fayetteville, North Carolina. That means many inside workers will be exposed to temperatures much lower—such as members who work near open doors.
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Language in Article 18 gives members some protection from these changes. Contact TDU for grievance advice.
If you’re a clerical employee, you have significantly greater protection under Article 18. In many cases UPS management must provide portable heaters to keep them warm.