Can you work doubles if you request too?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by BruisedLegs, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. BruisedLegs

    BruisedLegs New Member

    I'm in need of more hours, especially during peak. Last year they only gave me two and that was because a night shift supervisor asked me. I asked the full-time supervior and he said "he'll try" but to no avail.
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The tendency of late has been to reduce hours. You are guaranteed 3.5 hours and from what I have read here they try to push you out the door once you are done.

    If you are looking for more hours during Peak I suggest you sign up to be a driver's helper.
  3. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    See Article 3, Section 7 of the National Master Agreement.

    Around here, Drivers' Helpers are mostly hires from the outside.
  4. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Yes! Management loves us to pull doubles. Two trailers for the price of one. AND you get doubles pay.
  5. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Every is done by senority if they need people to work more than one shift they have to put a list up and senoritys rules apply. They just can't ask you to work another shift without asking everyone with more senority than you first.
  6. Ops is MY Game!

    Ops is MY Game! New Member

    They avoid it like the plague, especially for part time hourly employees.
  7. Local804guy4life

    Local804guy4life New Member

    My building is in complete chaos so we are double shifting employees. I don't know how it is in other buildings. But in my building half the management team have been out or are on restriction because of health issues so it's wild. Normally instead of double shifting and paying overtime ups would rather hire a new hire or simply have a part time supervisor cover the assignment. That's just the reality of the situation. Then when we file a grievance upper management points the finger and blames the fulltime supervisor.