Accused of harassment

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Awasmuth, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. Awasmuth

    Awasmuth New Member

    I'm a union Steward, about 6 months in. I don't take :censored2: and have made a lot of progress. The other day I got pulled I to the office because I had a harassment case filed against me. I'm almost 100% sure it was a bluff to try to intimidate me. My question is: is it harassment if I ask a belt supervisor to not advance a package. She claims harassment, I said please, didn't swear, and didn't get loud. What might constitute harassment or how should I go about asking a supervisor to stop advancing packages
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Were there any witnesses or is it he said/she said?
     
  3. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Witnesses?
     
  4. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Fast Dave.
     
  5. SisyphUPS

    SisyphUPS New Member

    Stop what you are doing right now and immediately write down everything you can remember *truthfully* from the original event and any subsequent events or notable interactions. Then call your business agent.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Were there any preloaders nearby who may have overheard the conversation and could back up or refute your version of what happened?
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Is anyone else having issues posting on the mobile site?
     
  8. Just call her a freaking liar... Like she is. Then file a harassment grievance.

    I love when they pull this crap.
     
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  9. Awasmuth

    Awasmuth New Member

    Yes, I've already got that all covered. Wrote it down, filing for false accusation. My question is, is there better verbiage to use when asking a supervisor to not work.. or not say anything and just grieve it.
     
  10. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Those accusations are nothing to play with.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...which is why I asked if anyone may have overheard what was said...
     
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Did you file for the sup working to?
     
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  13. How long have you been with the company?

    The reason ask is,they love to pull crap with low seniority employees.
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The OP is a shop steward.
     
  15. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Agree. They see what thy can get away with. I'm all for a fight but just make sure you know your rights before picking one.
     
  16. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    "6 months in"
     
  17. If I walk into work and see a preload sup touching a package,I ask if they need any help.

    Boom the package is dropped and they walk away.
     
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  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    As a steward or overall?
     
  19. Awasmuth

    Awasmuth New Member

    I've got 2 really good stewards to learn from and a strong local who the particular building manager is afraid of. Because I'm new this was purely intimidation and it did not shake me. I just want to find a solid statement to say when asking a supervisor not to work. And just clarify that it's not harassment to just simply ask a supervisor not to work
     
  20. As a steward. Wonder how long with the company.