NBC News reports:
With heat waves rolling across the country, and states like Texas and Oklahoma experiencing record hot summers, workers exposed to the elements are increasingly struggling under the heat. More than a dozen UPS employees and union leaders say this year more workers seem to be getting sick and been hospitalized because of the heat than ever before.
The Teamsters issued a public letter last week outlining a series of steps it says UPS should take immediately to improve the safety of its drivers, given the weather. They include providing fans in every truck, cooling neck towels, consistent supplies of water and ice, and more breathable uniforms, along with hiring more drivers to reduce workload.
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“The company is literally sending drivers out to die in the heat.”
UPS employees and union leaders are demanding that the company put more safety measures in place as workers struggle with heat exhaustion. https://t.co/kQdEmVz40v
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 31, 2022