Mandated lunch!!!!! Fact finding

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by josh76, Jul 18, 2015.


are you taking your lunch? In full?during the prescribed time?

  1. yes

  2. no

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  1. josh76

    josh76 New Member

    I'm in Maine and our contract reads that we are allowed an hour lunch between the 4th and 5th hour. UPS has taken upon themselves to say its mandatory and now writing up and suspending guys. I'm not looking for lectures about taking my lunch, your waisting your time. I've been running my lunch for at least 8 years and do so for myself. Everyone has their feelings on this and I respect that, please respect mine. Just doing some research
    What I'm looking for is some info from everyone, please reply and answer the following
    What state your in?
    Is UPS mandating lunch in your center?Any discipline for not?
    Are you taking a lunch?
    Are taking lunch during the prescribed time?

    thank you
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I take my full lunch and breaks but not within the prescribed times.
  3. As long as we take atleast 30 minutes during the day, nobody says anything.
  4. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    Central, yes, yes, yes, yes and, yes.
  5. Number24

    Number24 #24

    east. yes. mandatory.
  6. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Do you mean not taking it ?

    Or, entering it on the Diad.... and working.

  7. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    We only get in trouble if it's not in the board.

    No one checks if you work it or not.

    I sleep during my lunch
  8. Why so serious

    Why so serious Active Member

    We have drivers who do this so they look good on paper. They don't realize in some instances they are actually loosing money.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    There is more to life than money.
  10. Why so serious

    Why so serious Active Member

    I would agree but I don't work and sacrifice time with my family for free.
  11. indepro15

    indepro15 New Member

    These drivers who enter a lunch hour and continue to work during that time are playing with fire. FALSIFYING RECORDS is a dishonest act and a cardinal infraction. They will give you all the rope you need if your willing to take it.
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  12. Brownslave688

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

    You only need 1 answer. WORK AS DIRECTED
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  13. norcalbrown

    norcalbrown Member

    Northern California
    They are beginning to crack down. Have yet to hear of discipline.
    Love the hour between 1230-1430.
  14. indepro15

    indepro15 New Member

    All or none! Other than that its harassment and should be grieved that way.
  15. josh76

    josh76 New Member

    I'll clarify I never put in my diad what I don't take and always take my 2. 10 minute breaks that are paid. I'm just tying to see what's happening across the country
  16. Brownslave688

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

    It doesn't really matter what is happening. All that matters is what your center team wants.

    It's different even within my local. Do what your bosses and keep your job or don't and lose it. Really makes no difference to me.
  17. indepro15

    indepro15 New Member

    From what I have been reading they are all different. State laws, contracts and management teams. You need to know your contract and state laws.
  18. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    If drivers would band together , take full lunch and breaks in the middle of day , they would never be able to do all this route cutting, combining routes. It will never happen, but it would be great.
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  19. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Everyone says that but then everyone is already out till the wee hours if the night and 9.5 grievances go unheard or cared about.

    So yeah that would work
  20. indepro15

    indepro15 New Member

    9.5 letters should never be ignored. Even if they decide to just start paying them the third letter is supposed to go to a 9.5 committee, and dispatch should be adjusted