Lunches

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by dmoore, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. dmoore

    dmoore New Member

    Does anyone know WHY they are not taking out our hour lunch and have gone to hours worked (of course 8 guaranteed) ? I heard it was due to a court settlement but I have not found any information on the Web.
     
  2. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    You have to be new to ups! California drivers won a huge lawsuit which has changed the lunch issue all across the country!

    Heres a link to our discussion on the issue.
    http://www.browncafe.com/community/threads/class-action-lawsuit-against-ups.3749/
     
  3. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    I believe that to be true. Washington state's second class action suit was last year. It was about not taking your lunch between your 4th hour and before the end of your 5th hour, and working during lunch. (prerecording pkgs, ods messages, scanning ars, etc) That was when then locked out the diad during your lunch.
     
  4. VTBrown

    VTBrown Member

    It absolutely has to do with the California law suit. Though I had a day where I got in 20 minutes under my 8hr. Though I hadn't taken my 20 minutes of break yet either. I figured it was a wash and I'd get the 8hr guarantee. Nope.

    I guess now you must ask for it...and not assume. As it was prior in our center.

    I can say one thing.....plenty of us will destroy a route if we have a chance to get in under 8 so we can actually get a night with the family - figuring we'll get paid the 8hrs.

    If we will now be forced to sweep trailers or other piddly work to get the 8...there is no incentive to burn a route up. Less productivity for them.

    Glad to see another Vermonter here!
     
  5. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    You are guaranteed 8 hours unless you agree to hours only, file a grievance with your steward!
     
  6. VTBrown

    VTBrown Member

    While I do agree with you.....I'm not going to file over 20 minutes. I will ask them about it again in the morning :)
     
  7. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    20 minutes here and 20 minutes there, equals alot of coin over 30 years!
     
  8. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    That sounds like a tampering of your time card. Thats a fireable offense. One less supervisor to worry about.....lol:lol:
     
  9. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Treat every day like its a code 05...I think its a good thing,
    you get paid for what you work.
     
  10. 30andout

    30andout New Member

  11. 30andout

    30andout New Member

    Sorry to pick at you Red, but does the fact you always use exclamation points rather than periods mean you are yelling?
     
  12. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    No 30, i use caps to yell, im just trying to get a point across then.