UPS: A lot of Americans would be happy with overtime hours

In response to teamster protests of excessive overtime demands across the nation today, shipping giant UPS has issued a statement, saying that many Americans would welcome a job that pays them well and affords the opportunity for overtime pay.

Teamsters? Local 804, responsible for UPS deliveries in the area, was out protesting this morning over what it calls production harassment and safety violations, asking that the shipping giant play its part in ensuring proper working conditions for its members.

Union leaders say they have spoken with UPS officials numerous times about complaints of excessive overtime hours, with some drivers being asked to work 10 ? 13 hours a day.

UPS representatives responded to the protests, saying that their drivers are the highest paid in the industry, earning between $75,000 to $80,000 annually, plus full benefits and pension, and that overtime is a component of the job.

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