Mandated Lunches

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by dewey8, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. dewey8

    dewey8 New Member

    Our local supplement reads a Lunch has to be offered but all around New England Management is pushing a Mandated Lunch, (Their interpretation). Warning letters are flying out of the office,, as a steward I retrieve the lunch report for any giving day there is discipline and check to see if there is anyone else that's a violator to which there is always, the manager says he cant eat a whole elephant at once and line up 51 drivers at the office, My stance is "ALL OR NONE",,,, Every state has a law called DISPARATE TREATMENT and it reads here in my state if the employer has more than 20 employee's then they have to treat us equal and fair,,, so I turn in a Grievance's every time this law is broken, I only write this to inform others about the law and how to deal with this situation.
     
  2. wide load

    wide load Well-Known Member

    51 drivers are skipping lunch?
     
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  3. anHOURover

    anHOURover Well-Known Member

    More than that are skipping lunch and working for free before start time in bonus centers!!
     
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  4. wide load

    wide load Well-Known Member

    And people wonder why routes are cut?
     
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  5. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I've often considered filling on drivers skipping lunches for that reason. It's not about the bonus (which it really isn't and shouldn't be called that) at all. It's about the fact that they are causing routes to get cut in the long run and are jacking up the dispatches for the routes that aren't cut. Not to mention the jealousy that comes with a center being a "bonus" center. The bonus babies in my center are constantly crying about other drivers getting more miles than them and losing their easy stops. It's truly pathetic.
     
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  6. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Skipping lunch has no bearing on your paid day, as long as you don't enter that you did take lunch. They only take out what you put in you took.

    That changed years ago with the CA suit the drivers had against UPS. At least here it did, and has not changed.
     
  7. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    What if you want to take a woman to lunch?
     
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  8. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Take her.
     
  9. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    But he said it is a mandate.
     
  10. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Have her put a sock in her crotch.
     
  11. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    I'll eat your lunch.
     
  12. wide load

    wide load Well-Known Member

    It doesn't affect the paid day however it does affect UPS's ability to get more business deliveries done per day with less people.
     
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  13. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    But then less res, if on 9.5 list. If you think, there is too much business, take your full lunch, but it is up to the driver of that route to decide.

    I am all for giving the driver more flexibility to determine the length of their day, not less.
     
  14. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    The more time a driver gives up the more work IE will give them. If you give UPS an inch they will expect a mile.
     
  15. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    our stewards and several employees violate the lunch language every day...nothing's going to change and it's definitely not something worth caring about. I find it funny that you as a NE steward made this post though.
     
  16. norcalbrown

    norcalbrown Member

    In NorCal, the language says it's either a half hour or an hour. UPS is now on a mandated hour trip. I, personally, love the hour. I'm on the 9.5 list, too. Only way to work it. I'm gonna be 50 this year, 28 years with the company, I simply can't do what I did in the '90's. I work efficiently, and don't worry about their numbers. It's gonna take as long as it takes.
     
  17. Ghost in the Darkness

    Ghost in the Darkness Active Member

    There aren't many drivers who take their lunch period in the middle of the day anymore. I do but I am one of the few. We have drivers who don't take any lunch but put it in the board. We have drivers who claim they talk to customers too much so they end up putting in their lunches to compensate for that time. We have drivers who sit at the end of the day because they claim they can't get businesses off. There are drivers who enter their lunches during drive time back to the building.
    I have sub'd on these routes on occasion when we are short handed and those routes are always way over dispatched because taking lunch when we are supposed to messes that up. So when I help out and cover someones route I nearly always end up with a lot of OT.
     
  18. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Take your lunch. It takes an hr of work off of your day
     
  19. dewey8

    dewey8 New Member

    I do take my lunch but the gripe is that its mandated,,, the 51 drivers are the drivers that didn't take lunch with the drivers that did but not in the 4th and 5th and drivers that didn't take full lunch,,, the order is full lunch between the 4th and 5th hour,,, if one gets a warning letter then all get it in my opinion
     
  20. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    No it doesn't. Put in board what you take and there is no difference.
     
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