Helpers In July???

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Bubblehead, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Just found out that my Local has given the company permission to utilize helpers next week in anticipation of increased volume due to Amazon's Christmas In July Sale.

    Is this happening anywhere else?
     
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  2. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    We use pre-loaders all year
     
  3. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    As driver's helpers, on route?
     
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    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Yes...they leave the building with the drivers and then they drop them off at the train when done,they usually grab 3-4 hours of overtime.
     
  5. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Is this contractually viable in your Local or region?
     
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    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    You know I'm not sure, but it's been going on for the 20 years I've been there, so probably yes.
     
  7. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    We allow RTDs from June 1 through the 2nd week of January but not helpers..

    I hope your local is getting something out of allowing helpers; ie. paying them AT LEAST their regular PT rate. I'd go jump out of a PC for almost $20/hour.
     
  8. Brownslave688

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

    What a load of crap. They already get to hire seasonals for the summer to drive.


    Are they really expecting that much of an increase?
     
  9. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    In the Central Region;

    Article 11

    Section 5

    "In situations of emergency and/or volume fluctuations, in order to provide customer commitment, part-time employees by agreement with the local union, will be allowed to work as driver helpers outside the months of November through Friday of the second full week of January."



    In the Central....

    Seasonal work is November - December.



    -Bug-
     
  10. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Close, but it's actually November through Friday of the second full week of January now (concession).
    Couple that with the vacation replacement language that allows the company to use whoever they want from May to Labor Day, and that leaves less than half of the year for seniority to prevail.

    Now we are allowing helpers because Amazon is having a sale???

    SMH



    ~Bbbl~
     
  11. Brownslave688

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

    Call it whatever you want but like @Bubblehead said if the company wants to they can easily get by most of the year without anyone attaining seniority.
     
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  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We are using helpers 7/12-14.
     
  13. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Our local will allow helpers during certain times like when Comic Con comes to town. It's always inside helpers and they are paid top scale.
     
  14. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    What is top scale? Top FT driver rate or their PT inside rate?
     
  15. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    Yes unfortunately but Christmas in July...Bah, Humbug. UPS is asking for this allowance in certain centers where they are understaffed. Our local pointed out the problem of understaffing is easily repaired (and solely the responsibility of the employer) without the use of helpers. Hire more, lower dispatches and this blip will be inconsequential.
     
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  16. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    Fat Timmy did that?
     
  17. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    That's been since Howie and the gang.
     
  18. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    FT driver rate. $35
     
  19. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    Fat Timmy didn't fix that in 6 years?
     
  20. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    That's only in a weak local.
     
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