Forcing Thanksgiving Holiday Work Is The Beginning Of The End

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by olroadbeech, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    company using the excuse that we must stay competitive ( forget creating new jobs ) will be the beginning of the end for us losing all of our "stay at home" holidays.

    day after Thanksgiving lost will mean that Christmas is next , then all the rest.

    glad I'm retiring next year.
     
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  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    The Friday after Thanksgiving was never a legal Holiday. Christmas however is.
     
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  3. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Adapt or become extinct.
     
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  4. Brownslave688

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

    Overreact much?
     
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  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Not everyone is going to be working that Friday. Just the bottom drivers and preloaders.
     
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  6. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Where'd you get that info? Last I heard they are running a full operation, which includes ground. A week beforehand, I'm sure a diad prompt for those businesses open and wanting their product or pu's. The resi's will be heavy.
     
  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I don't think the hubs will be working. Maybe a few Feeder drivers. Maybe one of the shop guys. Maybe a few Twilight guys. There is a lot more to UPS then just the delivery drivers and preloaders. Everyone else will be off as it is a UPS Holiday.
     
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  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Hubs will be working to handle the pickup volume.
     
  9. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I said a few Twilight guys will be working. Maybe a few Feeder drivers. Really don't think there will be all that much pick up volume. Except for the UPS stores. Just have the drivers unload their own package cars.
     
  10. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    If hubs aren't working, UPS would just being moving Monday's volume to Friday. That would make no sense at all, since Friday pays more than Monday.
     
  11. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    The hub I work in doesn't work Friday except for the Twilight sort. Really don't see that changing for one day out of the year. I guess they could come in to advance the volume a day but have not heard that. Have you? Maybe some of the Feeder drivers have heard something.
     
  12. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    There was a grievance filed here around 2000 I think with the National Air Committee. It was about the Company scheduling too many drivers to work on the Friday after Thanksgiving and also because Ground and 3 Day Select was delivered in addition to air packages. We won a full 8 hour day for those drivers, and a committment to reduce the number of drivers forced to work in future years. If anyone is interested I'm sure I can dig up the actual grievance.
     
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  13. HBGPreloader

    HBGPreloader Active Member

    We were told this morning that we will be working a full shift on black Friday.
     
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  14. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    That's old news lol.
     
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  15. rod

    rod retired and happy


    It may be old news but from what is being posted on BC but a lot of people are still confused----yes --no-- maybe?
     
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  16. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    YES
     
  17. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    They informed us like 3 months ago it was going to be a regular day with full service being ran that day.
     
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  18. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    The question is will the hubs and Feeders be working. We all know a lot of preloaders and package car drivers are working.
     
  19. HBGPreloader

    HBGPreloader Active Member

    Yes, it is old news. However, this is the first time management actually announced this at our hub.
    They also stated we would be receiving a paid holiday. However, we will not be paid extra for working the holiday - which I believe conflicts with our local supplement.
     
  20. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Ask your steward he would be able to tell ya fact or fiction.