Major Layoffs

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by King Of Queens, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. King Of Queens

    King Of Queens New Member

    Hey guys just wanted to see if this is happening at any other building's. Are Center Manager called a meeting at 745 am today to let all full time drivers know that as of Monday they would be laying off 25 drivers between the 3 centers in our building. Is this happening anywhere else as of Monday or anytime soon. ????
     
  2. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    And that would be 25 from what total number of drivers?
     
  3. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    We didn't even have enough drivers for this weeks volume. There were grievances for supervisors working and excessive overtime. There is no way they are laying anyone off here.
     
  4. evilleace

    evilleace Member

    Not heard of it here but we only have about 50 routes heard that 10 might be cut not sure I believe it though as that would put all remaining drivers way over.
     
  5. dcdriver

    dcdriver nations capital

    Had helper all week no layoff here.
     
  6. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    We were heavy this week also, but if I were a betting man, which I am I would bet volume will drop significantly over the next couple of weeks.

    If I remember right we were heavy last year the first couple of weeks in January before a big drop off. That drop will probably be larger this year with the lack of consumer confidence and the high unemployment.

    I also think the fact we have had two three day work weeks leading up to this week added to the high volume this week.
     
  7. gded

    gded New Member

    heavy all week. most due to snow in the west and people getting gift caeds for x-mas, than ordering stuff. Volume should drop off weeks to come.
     
  8. The Brown Santa

    The Brown Santa Ping Pong Ball

    I was laid off last week, then they called me back begging me to drive. Management got caught with their pants down again. 100 years in business, multi billion dollar company and you would think they just started yesterday.

    All sorts of grievances here for supervisors working as well.
     
  9. ups767mech

    ups767mech New Member

    Lay offs coming to aircraft maintenance. Approx 50 system wide out of 1063.
     
  10. McLeod

    McLeod New Member

    If they are cutting routes and you are getting over 9.5 do the right thing and file so you can keep your fellow drivers under you working. Everyone get the big picture here!!! This the only way we can stand up to the major layoffs!
     
  11. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    There are 5 jobs up for bid at my center. 2 routes and 3 cover jobs.
     
  12. 29th Christmas

    29th Christmas New Member

    10 hours OT this week, and my fellow drivers had as much or more.

    I would be more understanding if they didn't try to get away with 10 hour dispatches 10 months outta the year. I threatened a 9.5 grievance and got even more help.
     
  13. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    They're saying lay-offs but I don't see how. We are using all drivers available.
     
  14. BigBadBrownCow

    BigBadBrownCow New Member

    yup, rumor has it all cover drivers getting laid off although even with 2 split cars put in, for each city, 3 cities per our center the past 2 weeks and over 10 drivers pulling close to 11.99 hours all week. but i too remember it was like this last january. heard volume is dropping to shat in the coming weeks if not months.
     
  15. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Yessir. A couple of those are coveted routes, no? It's January, so the retirees will open up a few slots.

    I probably shouldn't have put my name up, and waited for the triple bump for the next wave of openings, but I put my name up. Also rumour is that those drivers who do go as covers will be bumped down to part-time if they don't have seniority to bump the other covers, until at least May-June when vacations kick in.

    Side note - you have to love the "extension of annual bid" purpose, keep the PT's out (sarcasm)
     
  16. I'mTheMan

    I'mTheMan New Member

    At my hubs, I still seen top supervisors and managements driving package cars daily. Really no excuse for that for stealing driver's work. So far we did not seen any layoff yet due to very wild weather in most part of state that is still in continuing. We still have heavy volume coming in from the box rail cars from east coast that is still a very strong volume right now.
     
  17. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    15 feeder drivers laid off in North Jersey next week.
     
  18. negrosangre

    negrosangre New Member

    Maybe it isn't the package workers and drivers that will be layed off, but management at headquarters.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    See also "Management ERO..." thread.
     
  20. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    They told us march.09 8 each center but 20 pct going on vacation in march its gonna be intresting.