ALEC is an organization that sets up meetings for companies, like UPS and FedEx, to meet with state legislators to develop and promote anti-worker, anti-union legislation that directly hurts working families. Many Teamster members took action to tell UPS how we feel about the companie’s involvement with ALEC. UPS heard us, but as of now, UPS is continuing to support ALEC.
Why is ALEC so bad for working families? Because it pushes model legislation like the:
- Right to Work Act, designed to weaken collective bargaining power;
- Workers’ Compensation as Exclusive Remedy Resolution, which would take away an employee’s right to sue his or her employer for on-the-job injuries;
- Resolution on Autonomous Vehicle Legislation and Regulation, aimed at discouraging states from banning or regulating self-driving vehicles; and
- Resolution on the Misapplication of Employee Classification Laws, written with the intent to stop state labor agencies from enforcing employment anti-misclassification regulations.
Now, UPS is sponsoring ALEC’s annual meeting at a luxury resort in San Diego starting tomorrow. In 2014 and previous years, UPS has paid $25,000 to attend. Why is UPS paying tens of thousands of dollars to support legislation that hurts its workforce, and runs contrary to UPS’s own business model?
TAKE ACTION by telling UPS to sever ties with ALEC. Click here to email UPS executives, or call (855) 974-4180 to report anonymously to UPS that you view its membership in ALEC as a slap in the face to working families.
ALEC: Bad for UPS, worse for you.