Does a sort manager need to have a union steward present when approaching hourly's over a conflict?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Buru, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. Buru

    Buru New Member

    I have always been informed that any management holding a position of sort manager or higher must have a steward present when discussing a conflict with an hourly. Was the sort manager wrong for not retrieving a steward before approaching the hourly?
  2. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    No. It is up to the hourly to request union representation
  3. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    What's the conflict?
  4. If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my union representative, officer, or steward be present at this meeting. Until my representative arrives, I choose not to participate in this discussion.

    If they ever tried to talk to me without my Union rep I'd tell the last line.
  5. 5habits100

    5habits100 Well-Known Member

    Not totally true

    Article 4 NMA "when requested by the Union or the employee"

    Our Local sent a letter and they have a steward present when they meet with employee concerning grievances or discipline or investigatory interviews.
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