30 drivers+ layed off in Suffolk building?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by local804, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    I just heard from a steward there is a layoff list in the suffolk building for everyone with 5 or less years next week. That building was using helpers 2 weeks ago and I find it very odd that this measure had to be taken. There is no layoffs in any of the 5 buildings surrounding this building and I was wondering if anyone know why this step was implemented. Anyone know anything about it? Does it have anything to do with the Stonybrook supervisor that got caught fudging numbers last week when a driver seen something wrong with his stop count on the reports?
     
  2. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    What's our district coming to. Honestly, what's going on over here?
     
  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Somebody fudging numbers- say it isn't so:whiteflag:
     
  4. trouble maker

    trouble maker Member

    The magic pen strikes again LOL:surprised:
     
  5. Skippy262

    Skippy262 New Member

    Our building had asked drivers to volunteer to a week off with no pay. i think 8 driver took the week off with no pay but they were senior drivers not low senority drivers.
     
  6. speedy263

    speedy263 New Member

    layoffs goes by senority not by building
     
  7. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Where did you hear that? It's not very realistic, it would be darn near impossible to do just within my local.
     
  8. speedy263

    speedy263 New Member

    what local are you from
     
  9. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    I think over here layoffs go by center; for that matter no one has gotten laid off in mine.
     
  10. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    Negative Cino
    your LIC building uses building seniority for layoffs.
    btw, if there ever was a driver layed off, he wouldnt have a problem bumping down into the Preload.
     
  11. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    1.building seniority(not center)
    2.Lowest guy/girl in building(if no work) can transfer to another building in district as long as someone in other building has less time.

    lay offs are per suppliments and will be different through the US
     
  12. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Local 639
     
  13. Pollocknbrown

    Pollocknbrown Member


    804 is that just in your suppliment or throughout the whole country?
     
  14. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    keep skipping lunch, keep going home on mondays burrning up your option days. TELL THEM I WANT MY 8 HOURS .5 OR 6 iF YOU STAY IN HUB THEY WILL GET THE MESSAGE Real QUICK. Theres no room for lay offs. 804 your real tough now - show it . the union drivers from the past and present fought so there will not be lay offs. tell these so called on roads who use to be sub standared drivers eat me. we're staying, we're gonna run the misloads, we're gonn do the ndas, you stay in the hub lay your self off or we will bombard you with so much blue paper thats all you'll have time to worry about. I grew up in LI nassau cty. I'm IN FL I'm in trouble now I've been going to panels win or lose at least I know I tried. So you active full time package drives dont give up. work together on this problem. there's not so much team work in central fl.
     
  15. Skippy262

    Skippy262 New Member

    In our building like i said they asked if any drivers would care for a week off with no pay and they started at the top of seniorty. 8 driver took this week off with no pay. (RLO).
    I can't believe that drivers would volunteer to take a week off with no pay.
     
  16. UPS Lifer

    UPS Lifer Well-Known Member

    Unless the company has made major changes to the issue of seniority. Layoffs go by SLIC or operation. Unless the building is one center. Each center would layoff accordingly. An easy way to compare it is the same way you pick vacations is the same way the layoffs occur...only from the bottom of the list first.
     
  17. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    Good to know, thanks, btw it's in maspeth lol.
     
  18. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    This applies to Local 804 supplimental language only.
     
  19. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    lol
    Why do they call it LIC though?
     
  20. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    We have 65 drivers on the seniority list in my building. Last week management asked if anyone would like this past week off as a “Lay Off”. In the same breath they said you could be called in to work so don’t go anywhere. Sorry, if you’re going to ask me to take a week off I’m taking the week without interruption. A couple senior guys volunteered but were turned down. Management refuses to train the newer folks for coverage so no one would have been available to cover the routes. 4 less senior folks took their sick days and were off for the week.