Getting rid of older drivers

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by i-dont-bleed-brown, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. i-dont-bleed-brown

    i-dont-bleed-brown New Member

    Hey everyone, I don't know if I am just paranoid or what but it really seems like UPS is doing their best to get rid of senior drivers; comments and ideas are welcome...

    Also, has anyone had any luck filing excessive overtime grievances as our union stewart does his best to discourage us from filing and our business agent is pretty much useless...
     
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    You're not only paranoid but everybody else sucks.
    They're coming to take you away.

    Napoleon XIV: 'They're coming to take me away' - YouTube
     
  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

  4. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    WTF is a Union Stewart? stewart.jpg
    stewart.jpg
     
  5. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    With a rumoured 40% failure rate @ integrad training don't worry .
     
  6. 40 and out

    40 and out Active Member

    They've been harassing our most senior drivers here for a long time. One 57yr old driver had a double knee replacement and when he came back to work he was harassed daily. They told him he was one of the 5 LEAST BEST drivers in the district on over allowed. So much for giving consideration to age and physical condition like our ignored contract says they should. Another 35 yr driver had to be talked out of walking out by other drivers one morning. He couldn't take any more of the daily harassment. Don't know about company as a whole, but its been a policy to harass the most senior drivers here for a long time. Didn't really think they were trying to get them to quit, more used as a message to everyone else. For whatever reason they do it, to treat 35 yr good drivers that are just about to retire anyway this way is just plain wrong.
     
  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    It has always been a UPS policy to harass the 5 LEAST BEST drivers in the district on over allowed, regardless of age.
     
  8. 40 and out

    40 and out Active Member

    Guess we should be upset with union for allowing UPS to blatently violate the age or physical conditon of employee clause in the contract. Guess I could not be a center manager. Don't know how you harass a 57 yr old 35 yr employee with two replacement knees to go faster even if your boss or your bosses boss is making you do it.
     
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    This is tongue in cheek :whistling

    This is tongue out of cheek :tongue_sm
     
  10. i-dont-bleed-brown

    i-dont-bleed-brown New Member

    I can't believe I said stewart...guess the excessive OT is getting to me:happy2:
     
  11. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    i was just messing with ya
     
  12. Omega man

    Omega man Active Member

    So, you are saying that it is UPS' policy to harass?
     
  13. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    What company do you work for again?
     
  14. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

  15. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Us old drivers are hard to get rid of---------------just ask upstate
     
  16. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    I'm shocked a 57 year old employee would ALLOW himself to be harrassed to such a degree
     
  17. Omega man

    Omega man Active Member

    Didn't get it did you?
     
  18. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    If you come out firing grievances for everything they will go elsewhere. It's the pusillanimous who won't file that give them ammunition to keep doing it. Think about this. Older driver who have thirty years and are fifty years old with their houses paid off and their fianances in order should be leading the charge. These are the guys who should be leading the charge. Think about it
     
  19. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Yes because those drivers can leave and laugh as they do.
     
  20. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Think outside the box. Ups terrorizes these older driver. These older driver should be thinking man I've put up with this :censored2: for over thirty years. Damm I've helped build this great company with my sore back and all the cuts that have bleed and bruses that still hurt and you want to cut my throat still. Ok I've got thirty I'm fifty and I've got something that's still there. Its called my manhood or womanhood. Then you ask yourself a question am I a man or a woman????Do I deserve to be treated as a human being?? Can I go out like this when I have all my ducks in a row?? You chose