New here! How many days does it take to join the union?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Kevin Richards, May 10, 2013.

  1. I keep getting mixed answers. I heard 40 and I heard 30. Which one? Is it 30 days everywhere? Do your training days count? Also, what does it mean when your supervisors keep telling you that you're doing a great job? Does it mean you're doing beyond a great job? I'm a package handler by the way.
  2. balland chain

    balland chain Member

    A shop steward can answer that for you, but I think it is when you get seniority in your job classification..But I may be wrong.. A steward should be on the cafe sometime today and can answer that, or just call your union hall and speak with a business agent..
  3. andyb03

    andyb03 New Member

    What part of the country do you live in?
  4. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    It depends on what supplement you fall under, but you generally acquire seniority after having 30 working days out of any 90 consecutive days. Your seniority date should then be the first working day you logged out of those 90. Orientation days (classroom time, shall not exceed five days) does not count towards seniority.

    This may vary from supplement to supplement, but that's the general gist of it.
  5. andyb03

    andyb03 New Member

    In the west its 70 days worked in 6months. I think "cornerstone" counts.
  6. UPS_Broken_Dreams

    UPS_Broken_Dreams New Member

    Just keep working crazy till your sup comes up to you with a seniority paper which you must sign. Every hubs different 30-90 from what I gather, not even my steward knew, if you could even call him that. Asked the guy for union forms and had to wait 2 months for them.
  7. NNJDriver

    NNJDriver New Member

    70 DAYS :surprised:
  8. Ya out west here it's 70 days and unless I am mistaken it changed to 90 on the current contract and cornerstone does count towards your seniority date