From left, Jamie Rodriguez, Vice President Danny Montalvo and Shop Steward Scott Smith celebrate.

More than three years ago, Jamie Rodriquez suffered a work related injury. He carefully followed all the procedures and went out on workers comp. Once he recovered, he was cleared by his doctor and tried to return to work. But UPS kept him out for weeks longer than they should have.

He filed a grievance, but it collected dust. Rodriquez explained, ” Then the new Local 804 Executive Board reached out to me about the grievance and got it resolved right away.” He advises his union brothers and sisters to always do their jobs to the best of their abilities and, if the company comes after them, to always exercise their rights.