This is how she says that an African American must work on a UPS at Maumee, Ohio. It has been there for 30 years, but the racist atmosphere still feels like in the 1960s, she says
. "I work with employees I know I do not like the color of my skin, but I still have to deal with
One white female driver refused to deliver the package mainly in the black neighborhood she called Nigger City and NiggerVille," Camper said.
She says she has reported a UPS zero – intolerance policy, but the driver was not disciplined
Now she is calling for UPS to work on "live hell".
Kemper and 18 other employees of the same center filed a lawsuit against a parcel delivery company for racial harassment and discrimination. They also claim that leadership ignored or promoted behavior.
Glenn Zaccara, Director of Media Communications at UPS, CNN reported, that the reported behavior was "ugly" and against the company's values. He added that action had been taken, including two employees.
But Camper sees another picture. "I cry every night because nothing has changed," she says. "I'm not just crying for myself, I shouted at the black workers who worked at the office because I see everything."
One of those employees is Antonio Lino. He and Camper describe the feeling that has been demolished during UPS time, despite management jobs, chasing colleagues for their skin color and ultimately feeling that the company has done nothing to identify the working environment they feel is hostile and
Lino says that July. he could not ignore the harassment that just hooked up his head
. "I walked to work, I created it as usual, and I just happened to look through my shoulder and it was the first cable on my workstation on Monday morning," says Lino.
He explained it as a threat to his life. And he took a picture.
"I photographed because they will say it didn't happen," he says. "So you have to have evidence. You must have evidence."
Lino says he was told to delete the photo.
"I was told to delete it … I was told that I would keep the pictures for myself, get rid of them and take care of them," he says
. the worried incident would be cleaned under the mat if he was asked to delete the picture.
Lino says he was told that two employees hung a scale like a joke.
"There were two employees who played with each other and decided to take the time and make a real-life, 13-knot noise," said Lino, UPS. "And it was funny to them."
He says that the UPS fired an employee after a year and that the employee took the hanging cab.
Since then, the company has been involved in "corrective actions", UPS Zaccara said that Zaccara has collaborated with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission to train employees and monitor our activities to ensure that we maintain a positive working environment without harassment. “
March 2017 June The Ohio Civil Rights Commission, which implements state anti-discrimination laws, decided that "there is a reason to believe that there has been discrimination and responsibility in the Maumee area.
Zaccara said: "The company has a strong policy against harassment and discrimination Diversity and inclusion are core UPS values - a diverse and inclusive work environment helps our employees feel safe and valued every day, stimulates innovation and new ideas, and reflects the global community that service provided.
"When reporting an incident, UPS takes the issue seriously, examines and takes appropriate disciplinary action against those responsible for the offense."
This is not the first time UPS has encountered a racial discrimination case. The jury awarded 5.3 million US $ 1,000,000 in Kentucky, claiming that UPS initially appealed, but Zaccara argues that the case is now closed
adding that the company will not comment on Ohio's charges when they review their claims.
Both Linas and Kemper have described nervousness, anxiety and fear for black workers.
"You never know who is looking at you, who is hiding behind the corner that was in the car park. You just never know, Lino says.
Lino and Kemper describe a number of incidents that they feel have contributed to this feeling of anxiety. Lino describes how the word "nigger" was written in the bath. it will take a few weeks every night until the word finally disappears, Lino says
a group of white co-workers on a textbook on potential lottery prizes in 2016 July to buy noise and hanging people on trial. 2016 September. "I was late for the Clan meeting," he said.
Of the 19 employees who searched for UPS, they accumulated and shared how they all felt negligent in the company because they were black and that they were handed over for skin color.
"I've been here for 30 years now," says Camper. “I had trouble getting promoted because of my skin color. I work in different departments and still work part-time. ”
She takes care of her 86-year-old mother and she says:
The 16th group says no one has accepted their complaints on any of these issues. Everyone said they had experienced or knew about harassment at the factory. All 16 also felt that nothing would change, even with a claim.
Camper calls at the UPS center are humiliating – 30 years of frustrating disappointment. She started crying because she explained the pain and frustration she said she had survived.
She and others stayed because they needed and wanted good work.
"You only fight for existence. We're here, ”she says.
Linen cuts too deep.
He has one application for his company: "Treating me as I am a grown man, not a little boy, treating me the way I earned my job for 25 years," says Lino, growing emotionally.
“I work there for 18 years to one week from high school and still treated as I do every day. "
" I just want to work, pay bills, take care of my children, wife.