Posted 5 months ago on March 24, 2020, 8:47 p.m. EST by elf3
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Unlike Police, Fire Fighters, EMTS and even Doctors and Nurses - grocery store workers, construction workers, pharmacy cashiers, and delivery drivers did not volunteer to be on the front lines of a PANDEMIC!!! and they aren't being given a choice!!!!. Since they do not usually have a high risk of death they likely do not have life insurance for their families, nor do they make the type of compensation that would provide for their families in the event they die. Nor were they prepared for the fact that they could carry a deadly virus back to their spouses and children. This is unconscionable that this country is forcing employees (who are also among the traditionally lower class of this country and not part of the lucky sperm college club) against their will to be in such a dire life or death position.
Patting them on the back and calling them HEROES doesn't soften the blow for the lack of compensation (hazard pay), benefits (including for spouses and children), full sick pay for however long it takes to recover, masks, sanitizers, and gloves....or HEY choice you know FREE WILL? "Great, job kid, you're a real hero taking one for the team. Now try not to get Covid on my food or package delivery ok?" Um yeah...ok....they were given little choice. Homeless or massive Covid exposure?
On top of this what is being considered essential is absurd - construction workers rebuilding kitchens and luxury housing. Delivery drivers delivering skis and a kid's bouncy house amongst hundreds of other non-essential purchases from Nordstroms and LL Bean (just today - not kidding). And grocery store workers probably do not even have health insurance.
These human beings and their families are being considered expendable in the name of greed. But something deeper is going on here because even if if it was for the good fight - they should have a CHOICE other than to quit and be homeless and be able to qualify for unemployment compensation. It is Wall Street and politicians who outsourced our factories, skyrocketed college loan rates and cornered people into these types of service jobs reducing free will - how dare they now put people in this position especially without even asking or duly compensating them with hazard pay!
This. Is. Class. Discrimination!!!!!
Who gets to decide that some lives are disposable?
- Just In - just learned UPS employees will be used to deliver to Covid Testing sites.
"Let them eat Covid! (and seal the water tight doors!)" And apparently suspend civil rights of the lower classes?
and all the IT guys and government employees went do do do do do doo do do while …. scrolling through their Neflix
Though UPS delivery drivers are fairing slightly better than grocery store clerks because their pay is higher HOFFA AND HIS CORRUPT CRONIES FED HIS UNION TO UPS LONG AGO. HE IS IN SECLUSION CLICKING ON HIS STOCK SHARES IGNORING HIS DUTIES he stepped down to retire at the same time or right before the pandemic announcement . UPS UNION IS MIA. The labor department has been filled with Trump Swamp Things and SO... DON'T CARE.
David Abney UPS's CEO who stepped down the same time right before the pandemic announcement but still holds stocks and is on the board playing an advisory role- is worth $46 million (maybe more) dollars - made $15 million per year at UPS and the company made $7.8 BILLION in profits in 2019 alone They have been continuing to stress manage employees (actual policy) during this outbreak, increased work days to 6 days and have already announced it may well go to 7 (their days are already 12 plus hours during normal times with no lunch as they are pressured to skip it), as well as begrudgingly offered only 10 days pay IF employees test positive but it's possible they could lose insurance during days off because it accumulates per days worked. They have failed to provide sanitizers, masks, or cleaning, and just contracted with the government to deliver to Covid test sights while many workers are falling ill and continue to work sick.AND have basically already promised them a lay off as the overall economic situation degrades despite that their stocks are fairing ok - as their final reward since they have been positioning to replace them with sub-contracted labor already and will now use this as an excuse to up-end the unionized labor force.
David Abney and Hoffa know what's good for themselves: GREED PAYS GOOD!https://wallmine.com/people/36451/david-p-abney
In case anyone is wondering stress management is when managers ride along carrying a clipboard and give workers "infractions' like failing to properly grab a handrail before exiting the vehicle or failing to check mirrors a certain number of times throughout the ride - that they put on a rap sheet - which can later use to fire them incase they try to stand up or speak out for their rights. Also known as The Abuse Cycle - these employees rely on their abuser to feed their families.("And if you don't like it - there's the door, don't let it hit you on the way out.") Because that's the American way!