Does a 4 x10 sleeper run count as 5 days worked?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by HollandMan73, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. HollandMan73

    HollandMan73 Member

    Hey guys and gals....I'm looking at a start date of Sept.22.....that doesn't leave me alot of time to hit my 30 days prior to Nov. 1st . The contract states
    "A premium service layover and sleeper team driver equals in four (4) days the same benefits as a five (5) day hourly driver."
    Would that also count as 5 days worked? If not....the only way I could make 30 days by the 1st is if there is extra work on the 5th day every week prior to Nov. 1st. ---TIA
  2. HollandMan73

    HollandMan73 Member a sleeper driver out of Hodgkins, IL. running M-Th.
  3. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    I'm not sure, but I would say it does not. You are entitled to the benefits of a 5 day a week worker, but they aren't going to count 4 10's as you actually working 5 days
  4. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    To the original poster, I think the Nov 1st date you are using in your calculations is not relevant. I believe the cutoff point for making your 30 days is Oct 15. So, with a Sept 22 start date, it doesn't matter whether a sleeper team run counts as 5 days or not.
  5. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    Sign up for extra work to get those days in.
  6. HollandMan73

    HollandMan73 Member

    Hey VonDutch.....Do you think the extra days would be there to work Fri. or Sat.? I will take the job if I can get my 30 in....I can't quit my job if it's gonna be January untill I get on the board....I have 3 children and a stay at home wife.....can't risk 2-3 months with no Health insurance....otherwise it would not be a big deal.
  7. HollandMan73

    HollandMan73 Member

    Pick-up.....where do you get Oct. 15th cut-off date? I read Nov. 1st in the contract....totally not doable if its Oct 15th.
  8. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Depends on the supplement. They vary.

  9. HollandMan73

    HollandMan73 Member

    Ahhh...ok. I been trying to get a copy of the 710 supplement online...couldn't find it yet.
  10. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    You probably need to contact the Union hall.

    I have never seen an online link. The copy I have is outdated.

    A member here cachsuxs ? Might, be able to help you.

  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    How can there be a supplement when the 705/710 NMA is still being negotiated?
  12. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    The likelihood of their "free period" being changed.... is kind of slim.

  13. HollandMan73

    HollandMan73 Member

    Thanks bug.

    Sorry Upstate....I don't think there will be much of a "negotiation" going on with 710.....the last proposal will get rammed through by Hoffa/hall....they might even let them vote on it again for good measure.......and still push it through if its a No vote. In my Freight Local 179 and 705/710 it was vote till you get it right! We were all put under the Master Freight Agreement last contract and all white paper agreements/supplements will be null and void after the current contract is up. Hoffa/hall will not be of any help to 710 or 705.....their goal is to take over those 2 locals and they've almost got one already. The only hope the big locals have now is to give Hoffa the boot and get a real Teamster in office.
  14. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Plus, you will not get benefits until after 12 months of employment.
  15. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy


    I tossed that out ,especially after you said you were from Hodgkins, as I talked with a sleeper team from there just this week in Min. He said he had come over from Conway and was making 4 Chi-MN runs a week and then signing up for his sixth day to work extra. I don't know the specifics beyond that. You'd have to ask someone out of your local.
  16. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Sleeper teams are paid by the mile. Some jobs only work 3 days, some work almost 6.
  17. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Our sleeper teams run to Philly and back and after a day off run to Ontario and back. See both the East Coast and West Coast in the same week.
  18. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    I got it from the contract. But I am in New Jersey. Maybe it is different where you are, maybe not.
  19. HollandMan73

    HollandMan73 Member

    Thanks for the info. my fellow Teamsters. ...I am going to call the BA today to try and get some concrete info. before I take the plunge. This board is great!
  20. Mike57

    Mike57 Member

    At Hodgkins(CACH) The signs on the fence say FULL TIME,Nothing about casual,Nothing about seasonal. These are REAL DEAL FT jobs. Mostly for sleeper, and some for other (Local 710) road work. Nothing for (Local 705) local tractor trailer work yet.