Please help with any information that you can. Here is my situation I was told by my union steward last Friday that I no longer had my job. I was put in jail because of community sevice I was unable to finish. Total time was 30days ...I was at home for lunch when I was picked up. I immediatley called my supervisor explained to him the situation and he sent another driver to come and pick up my truck. During the first week I had family and friends go directly in person to UPS to again let the supervisor know what was going on, etc. I was sent a lcertified etter in the mail to notify UPS of my whereabouts within 48hrs. My mother went to the sheriffs office where they typed a letter of when I was taken into custody and the length of time in which I will be in jail. (total of 30days) After I got out I was informed that I wld have a meeting out of state to see if I still held my position at UPS. We had the meeting the union steward was there to represent me and in 2 days I learned I indeed had been terminated from UPS. There grounds for firing me was that they did not know where I was for the time period I was in jail. That was incorrect because the supervisor did know where I was and my mother had taken a letter from the sheriffs office to my supervisor within the 48hrs as well. Here is where it gets sticky....I should have been able to appeal this decision and I can no longer do so. Why? Because the union steward asked for back pay and I was unaware he had done so....and the union steward stated to me becuase I had asked for back pay (which I did not, he did) that I could not appeal. I don't give a damn about the back pay. I am upset because I was unaware that my union steward made a decision without me and it is effecting any decision I would have had to appeal. If you can help me with any information it would be much appreciated.