Company policy book-contract and state fed laws grievance

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by UPSmechanicinblue, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. UPSmechanicinblue

    UPSmechanicinblue Active Member

    Has anyone had success using the UPS policy book in a grievance? I know you can file under any contract state local federal law violation. Just wondering if anyone has used the company policy book.
  2. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    "Employees are our greatest asset"..."safety is of utmost importance at ups"...those two phrases should cover anything you might have to grieve.
  3. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    To be honest the policy book is a has some good info in it about the old ups but those days are gone..flushed away
  4. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    From the sounds of it a lot of guys who post on here are afraid to file a grievance when necessary period.
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  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    The UPS Policy Book is external to the UPS / Teamster contract and has no relevance.
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  6. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Just like the allowances. ..right
  7. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Did you have to give your policy book back when you left or did the powers to be let you keep it...
  8. UPSmechanicinblue

    UPSmechanicinblue Active Member

    I was at a steward training seminar years ago even tho i wasn't a steward I volunteered to attend. I thought they said that you could use a companies policy also if they had one. this is why I'm asking just to see if it's worth checking and if not I wont. just wondered if anyone used it while filing. If so maybe something others can use along with the contract when having problems. I found this below.

    • What is the alleged violation - Unfair treatment, issues involving government, violation of past or present rules and regulations, contracts, management matters or current company policies?
  9. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    ...other than to show the companies hyprocrisy.
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  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I kept plus it is available in electronic version for iPads and SmartPhones, etc.
  11. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    I've successfully grieved items that were violations of the policy book and company methods/procedures. Granted, these were egregious violations of the same but they were still heard and settled.

    The policy handbook is also commonly referenced at panel hearings.

    As far as grieving to change the policies, that's an entirely different matter and outside the scope of the CBA and grievance procedure.
  12. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    To answer the original question: I've used the policy handbook, the professional conduct policy, and company methods and procedures in grievances. Granted, most of these are also covered under the CBA and run parallel to the handbook but there's nothing in the contract about integrity issues for management -- only dishonesty for bargaining unit members.

    I dropped an "integrity" grievance on a manager once and things started moving pretty quickly.
  13. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I will defer to your experience as a steward and your honesty and thoughtfulness you have displayed on BC in the past so I stand corrected.
    I was using logic which to me dictates that anything not covered in a contract between two parties cannot be addressed as a breech of the terms and conditions of the contract.
    It seems the grievance process extends beyond contractual T&C which in retrospect would be a progressive approach to problem solving.
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  14. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Is this still about working alone at night?
  15. UPSmechanicinblue

    UPSmechanicinblue Active Member

    No-I'm fine working alone- I just like to educate myself and help others with questions on contract stuff. It's nice to have all info and resources available if a problem should arise.
  16. Dragon

    Dragon Package Center Manager

    There are cases where the employee lost due to the "company, corporation, business" did not have to follow its own policies.

    There are also cases where the company, corporation, business lost because they did not follow its own policies.

    Every case is unique and you have to review each case separately.
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  17. UPSmechanicinblue

    UPSmechanicinblue Active Member

    All i can find is the Code of business conduct online- not sure if there is another policy book? Always here drivers complain that they are adhered to complete honesty but cannot do any thing when management does not.
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Did you check upsers?
  19. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Unless your on a route that bonuses 2 hours a day then they take it away. Man we got to grieve that now man, hey can they do that?
  20. UPSmechanicinblue

    UPSmechanicinblue Active Member

    yes, just looked all I can fine is the code of business conduct- I think this maybe it