Need shop steward?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Kis124, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. Kis124

    Kis124 Member

    My unloader has poor attendance. We have a new ft sup and a new preload manager. The ft sup came up to my unloader and was giving him a verbal warning. In front of me. I had told him earlier to make sure he asked for the steward, so he did. He was told one wasn't needed for a verbal warning. Then asked him to sign a paper stating he received the warning. Glanced over to me and i shook my head no. So he refused. So my question is, a shop steward should be present for ALL forms of discipline, correct?
     
  2. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    Steward has to be present for any discipline
     
  3. RonBurgandy??????????

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

    If he wants union representation and was not given it , there is about to be an even newer sup, because that one will be gone.
     
  4. box_beeyotch

    box_beeyotch Well-Known Member

    Grieve that.
     
  5. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    A steward should be present for all forms of discipline, verbal or otherwise. A steward should be present even if there is the slightest chance that a discussion with a sup might lead to discipline.

    The sup knows this. Once you request a steward, he needs to immediately stop his line of questioning or discussion until a steward is present. Not only would he be violating the contract if he continued without a steward present, he would also be violating the law.

    I've seen many, many sups transferred, not to be seen again, for this exact issue.
     
  6. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

     
  7. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    That would be 2 steps of discipline for 1 occurance, a verbal and a written at the same time.
    That would be harassment?
     
  8. DCUnion

    DCUnion New Member

    Absolutely, when a member believes he/she could possibly face discipline they have the right to have a union representative present. Google Weingarten Rights or click this link http://teamster.org/benefits/member-rights/three-decades-union-representation

    If the manager denied the member's right to union representation, your local should file a Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) against management.