Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by whome, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. whome

    whome Member

    Did the tour at a local hub, what do they mean by "layoff"..does it mean fired?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Everything at UPS is done in seniority order, including being laid off. UPS lays off employees when the volume is down. When FT employees are laid off they are allowed to bump back in to the hub and displace PT employees to get their hours. When volume is low in the hub lower seniority PT employees may be laid off. These layoffs could be one day, a week or perhaps longer--it all depends upon the volume and staffing needs. This may vary from state to state but if you are laid off for an extended period you can file for unemployment benefits.

    Layoff does not mean fired.
  3. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    That's what I like about Germany and German Unions.
    If UPS in Germany slows down, the union will and company will agree upon "Kurzarbeit".

    Which means insteading of drivers/workers doing OT (UPS policy to make almost every driver to work 10-12 hrs per day).
    They will shorten those days by an hour or 2, to keep the others employed.

    Even if it's a 40 hr work week, they'll settle for everyone working 35 hrs per week instead (as an example).

    And when things pick up, again - they all go back to their full hrs of work. Simple as that.
  4. whome

    whome Member

    Ok so say i get hired,work three weeks and they lay me off for a week or two cause volume is down. does that mean i have to go through the whole hiring process again?
  5. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    No, they can call you up any day , any hour and tell you they need you back.
    But remember, if you were laid off with several others, those that have the most seniorty will be called back to work first.

    If you were an xmas helper - you might not not be back to work until next November.
  6. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Again, the two greatest countries in the world, Germany and Canada. And what a coincidence, you just happened to live in both of them. What a shock.

    I can just imagine what your posts would be like if you came from one of the "Stan" countries.

    Would we see posts like this? : "That is totally improper, in my country , she would have been stoned to death. Shame on her for allowing herself to be raped.:
  7. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    You want to argue ?
    I couldn't help myself living or being born in those 2 countries.

    Germany puts almost every country to shame. World's largest exporter, until last year when China took over that title.
    Germany has always called a Powerhouse.

    It's the best place to work, but not the best place to live. That I do know.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  9. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Yes, I have heard from many Jewish people and the descendents of those that lived in Germany , it is not the best place to live indeed.
  10. bigblu 2 you

    bigblu 2 you Active Member

    gutentag,eis ein wunderbar.
  11. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    No. But if that happens your never going to make seniority and if you don't make seniority they don't have to call you back.
  12. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    ask agustn gloup