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‘Hands Up, Don’t Ship!’ Minneapolis UPS Workers Protest Shipments to Missouri Police




A dozen part-time UPS workers in Minneapolis took protest action on the job August 22, after discovering ties between Missouri law enforcement and a company, Law Enforcement Targets, whose shipments we handle each day.

Some of us removed the company’s packages from trucks that would deliver them to law enforcement. Others, in solidarity, refused to ferry these packages to their intended trailers.

Others posed with a sign reading “#handsupdontship.” The phrase “hands up, don’t shoot” has come to symbolize protest over the police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.

We decided we could not be silent while our work was contributing to the militarized violence that police are directing at Ferguson residents in the aftermath of Brown’s death.

This is high-stakes activism. These workers are at risk losing their jobs for this. Well done, UPS folks, for sticking to your principles.

This is where unity works.  The powers use Racism to divide, we must see past the games and stand together.

UPS could easily play up the name Michael Brown and their “what can brown do for you?” slogan. I saw a sign from one of the protestors that had something similar to that. I’m sure someone in PR will get on that eventually if they wanted to make a stand as a company.

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I would totally bring popcorn! And just munch on that while you do the slaying.

*sounds of crunching snapping bones and loud screaming and zombie groaning*

random person: Miss??? Aren’t you going to run, those are zombies!

Lisa: *munching popcorn* Nah, we’re cool those are my friends…. they just haven’t had their coffee yet. *continues munching popcorn*

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