Do we need to work black friday?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Ant12, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. Ant12

    Ant12 Member

    my sup is telling me its mandatory and that the union signed a contract stating we must come in. I talked to my other coworker and he said that same sup told him it would be helpful if he came in(proving he was lying to me) I would probably have came in either way but its kinda annoying they lied to me saying its mandatory. Is it mandatory to come in black friday? Package handlers.
     
  2. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Yes...you should stop listening to your coworkers and talk to your steward. You could probably get the day off but you have no seniority so...enjoy! I will be at home eating thanksgiving leftovers...lol
     
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  3. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Yes the union agreed with Ups again. We have mandatory work for that Friday. Could Saturday deliveries be next?
     
  4. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    I'm not sure I can explain this so you'll understand, but here goes:
    • The contract lists the paid holidays. It doesn't say anything about 'NOT' working those days, just that you receive holiday pay (with other stipulations such as must work the day before and/or after). No changes were made to the contract.
    • What changed was UPS decided to run full operations that day (instead of only air pkgs).
    • Like any other workday, staffing should be planned in advance and you will be scheduled in accordance with your seniority.
    • If you are otherwise eligible for holiday pay (1 year of service for part timers), you get the holiday pay on top of pay for the hours you work (under some contract supplements at 1.5x or 2x your normal pay rate).
    • The exceptions are Locals 177 & 804. There contract explicitly says they can't be forced to work that day. Also, the Central region supplement says Labor day is 'NO WORK' day.
     
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  5. I'm going to try and make a grand that day.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I will be on my way back from Iowa that day.
     
  7. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    I'll be shopping on Amazon
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I wonder if I can do that on the plane?
     
  9. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    Most planes have WiFI by now. And they probably charge for it
     
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  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    My Christmas shopping is for the most part already done. I give the kids $500 each----my son needed his back in August and my daughter will be getting hers at the baby shower on the 25th of this month. $100 for my preloader, $20 for the mailman and $50 for my helper.
     
  11. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    What about something for yourself?
     
  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Fleshlights are on sale now!
     
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  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

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  14. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    How about Sunday. The post office is doing that now.
     
  15. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    I see it as a bonus, work 1 day, get paid for 3 days!
    Holiday pay, plus double time in southern region.
     
  16. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    You're already getting the holiday pay though whether you work or not. Work 1 day, get paid for 2.
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Saturday ground will be reality within the next 5-10 years.
     
  18. ChickenLegs

    ChickenLegs Safety Expert

    Eventually all FT jobs will be phased out too
     
  19. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Let's see ... you retire in 5 about years. That accounts for that time estimate. :)
     
  20. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I need a Heavy Duty Judy.