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Black Workers Describe Details of "Living Hell" at the UPS Center in Utah
It's so hard she says it's about an African-American to work at a UPS facility in Maumee, Ohio. It has been there for 30 years, but the racist atmosphere still feels like the 60s, she says.
"I work with employees who know I do not like the color of the skin, but I still have to deal with
A white female driver refused to deliver a package to a predominantly black neighborhood called" Black Sea City " "Nigverville," Camper said.
She says she reported it under zero of the UPS Policy of Tolerance, but the driver was not disciplined
Now, she calls UPS's "one hell" job.
Camper and 18 other workers in the same center have filed a lawsuit against a parcel delivery company claiming racial harassment and discrimination They also say that the leadership has either neglected or encouraged the behavior
The UPS Corporate Relations Director Glen Zacara told CNN that the behavior was "disgusting" against the values of the company, adding that actions were taken, including the release of two employees.
But Kemper sees a different picture. "I cry every night because nothing has changed," she says. "Not only did I cry for myself, I called for the black staff who worked in this room because I see everything."
One of these officers is Antonio Lino. He and Kemper described the feeling that they had been killed during their UPS stay, ignored by the management of jobs being harassed by colleagues because of their skin color, and ultimately believed that the company had done nothing to fix work an environment that they think is hostile and
Lino says he can not ignore the harassment that literally hung over his head once in July 2016
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He interpreted it as a threat to his life, and he took a picture. 19659002] "I shot him because they would say it did not happen," he says, "so you have to have proof, you have to have proof." Lino says he was told to delete the photo, according to the lawsuit .
"They told me to delete it … They told me to keep the pictures for myself, to get rid of them and they will take care of it," he says.
But he woke up the next day. worried, the incident will be swept under the carpet if it is asked to delete the photo. So he published it in social media.
Lino says he has been told that two employees have hooked the snare "like a joke."
"Two employees played each other and one decided to take time and make a real 13-knot loop," said Lino, UPS told him.
He says UPS fired a worker a year later, (19659002) Since then, the company has been involved in "corrective actions", Zaccara of UPS
Zackara says the company has collaborated with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, "so employees will be trained and our operations to be monitored to make sure we maintain a positive working environment, free of harassment. "
The Ohio Civil Rights Commission, which enforces state anti-discrimination laws, ruled in June 2017 that" there is a reason to believe that there has been discrimination and revenge "in place of Maumi.
Zachara said: "The company has strict policies against harassment and discrimination Diversity and inclusion are core values in UPS – a diverse and comprehensive work environment helps our employees feel safe and valuable every day, stimulates innovation and new ideas and reflects the diversity of the global community served by
"When an incident is reported, UPS addresses the issue seriously, thoroughly investigating and taking appropriate disciplinary action against those responsible for the violation." The jury awarded $ 5.3 million in a Kentucky case alleged to be racially addicted, with UPS initially appealing the decision, but Zacara claims the case is over
adding that the company will not comment further on the allegations in Ohio while reviewing claims.
Both Lino and Kemper described an atmosphere of nervousness, concern and fear for black workers. "You never know who looks at you, who's hiding around the corner you were in the parking lot, you just never know," says Lino,
Lino and Kemper describe a few incidents that say they have contributed to the sense of anxiety and Lino describes how the word "nigger" is written in the bathroom Every night it will take weeks for the word to disappear, says Lino
The case describes various incidents at the UPS distribution center during the years in which they work there, where they say no action has been taken
inclusion of a group text message by white collaborators for possible winnings from the lottery in July 2016 used to buy knives and hanging people, according to the lawsuit, and in September 2016, a white UPS official said: "I was late for a meeting in Klan," according to the case.
She cares about her 86-year-old mother and was a part of her, and she says her three decades are in UPS
The group of 16 people said no one took their complaints about these issues seriously, everyone said they had an experience or were aware of harassment based on the factory race All 16 also thought nothing would change, even with the case.
Kemper calls a job at the center of UPS humiliating – 30 years of painful disappointment. it explained the pain and the frustration she claims to have suffered
She and others stayed because they needed and wanted a good job
"They struggle to exist. Only to be able to walk inside the site and feel that you know what, I am important, I belong here, "she says.
It divides as deeply as Lino.
He has a request for his company: "To cure me as if I am an elderly man, not a little boy, to treat me as if I had earned my job, my 25-year-old, says Lino, is emotionally evolving. "I work there from 18, one week. from high school, and are still being treated like nothing every day.
"I just want to work, pay my bills, take care of my children, my wife."