Supreme Court to Decide UPS Workplace Pregnancy Accommodation Dispute

By Laurie Asseo | July 2, 2014
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  • July 2, 2014 at 1:20 pm
    Captain Planet says:
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  • July 2, 2014 at 1:30 pm
    SufferNoFool says:
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    Captain Planet, you’re an idiot.

  • July 2, 2014 at 1:32 pm
    MomBeth says:
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    OH NO! Not the Supreme Court of Misoyny AGAIN! No medical coverage for birth control, no protection from screaming enemies of choice, and next: no work protection when pregnant. Somebody Up There (in the Highest Court there’s at least 5 out of 9 Somebodies) wants women pregnant, barefoot and in the kitchen. And I scoff at friends who think Shaira Law is sneaking its way into the US. I may need to rethink that

    • July 2, 2014 at 1:41 pm
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      You are uniformed on the details of the decisions, just like Planet

    • July 7, 2014 at 12:24 pm
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      • July 7, 2014 at 12:48 pm
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        Spoken like a true misogynist.

        • July 7, 2014 at 4:22 pm
          Destro says:
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          You devalue your own garbage politics by saying what I said was misogynistic or by calling me a misogynist.

          Give me a singular example of misogyny in what I wrote. I dare you.

          • July 7, 2014 at 4:41 pm
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            It was a general statement. You are aggressive and hostile towards women.

          • July 7, 2014 at 4:42 pm
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            Just read your response above to MomBeth. You scare me.

          • July 7, 2014 at 5:34 pm
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            I’m aggressive and hostile towards abject idiocy; particular when the idiot spewing nonsense is a liberal who has no understanding of facts. Way to diminish gender equality though.

          • July 8, 2014 at 10:32 am
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            WHAT gender equality? And what would you know about gender equality anyway? You’re a white, privileged, snot-nosed brat.

          • July 8, 2014 at 3:42 pm
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            You have no idea who I am or what my life has been like or consisted of. You only know what liberal propagandists tell you. You’re a disgusting person.

          • July 8, 2014 at 4:05 pm
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            You’ve told us about your life. Plus you give yourself away every time you post. You’re still wet behind the ears and doen’t have nearly enough life experience to spout off the way you do. You are arrogant and ignorant and that’s a very dangerous combination.

            BTW – I am not a disgusting person. Find a better adjective, kid.

          • July 9, 2014 at 9:43 am
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            Fine, hag. I’ve told you nothing about my life besides that I got f***ed by Obamacare. You absolutely devalue the idea of equality with the assertion that criticizing a women is immediately misogynistic. If a male had said what I initially responded to I would’ve given the same response. You’re a trashbag.

          • July 9, 2014 at 10:22 am
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            Do you kiss your Mommy with that mouth?

          • July 9, 2014 at 1:23 pm
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            Your utter contempt for people with a different ideology is a sure sign of your immaturity. The world is not black and white, no matter how much you think it is Destro. Maybe you’ll learn a little more as you mature. But I’m doubtful, only due to your enormous ego and total arrogance.

          • July 9, 2014 at 7:43 pm
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            Destro, everyone got screwed by Obama care. I have already paid out over $5000 out of pocket. There is no stop loss on them policies.

            So you not the only one. Most people just dont realize how bad this thing is until they use it on a regular basis.

            Its the worst thing that has come to our industry in my working life time. No Cap on Out of pocket expenses… What a pile of crap. And I took the Gold Policy.

  • July 2, 2014 at 1:39 pm
    mikey says:
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    Unions and their rules have outlived their usefulness. Sure, back when they were invented it offered great worker protections but these days they are a nuisance with other worker protection laws on the books. Also, there is the internet, and all sorts of places to look up and rate workplaces. In a non-union work environment this lady would most likely have been accomodated if she was a good worker.

    • July 2, 2014 at 1:49 pm
      KY jw says:
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      True. She’s penalized for working for a union company. It sounds like her union doesn’t care about pregnancy, either. If this contract was created AFTER the pregnancy law, then maybe she should sue her union.

      Note to all women who might want children: don’t work for UPS or any other company with a union contract that stipulates who may go on light duty.

  • July 2, 2014 at 1:42 pm
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    I am confused at how “disability” can be S-O-O-O-O broadly interpretted (and accommodated!!) under ADA and yet an obvious inability to lift in protection of the viability of a developing fetus cannot be defended at the employment level. This is just another example of an organization playing hardball with unions and trying to gain SOME traction against their next contract negotiation. I wonder if they have changed their posture since this situation. Does anyone know or care to comment? Unless this is just a veiled attempt to discourage mothers with young children from coming back to work after delivery or avoiding maternity benefits altogether.

    • July 9, 2014 at 7:47 pm
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      I dont understand how people can consider Pregnancy a disability. I dont understand how the Union could have missed such a thing in the contract negotiations. Pregnancy is not a new thing… Been happening for … well…. ever.

  • July 2, 2014 at 7:54 pm
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    You are all wrong on the union usefulness, If it wasn’t for the union there would be no women drivers.



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