Pushed by supervisor

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 1heybuddy, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. 1heybuddy

    1heybuddy New Member

    I'm a 27 year ups pkg driver and i got pushed by a on road sup. When he pushed me i ended up falling into another driver. Five witnesses have given written statements to HR and after almost a month gave the sup. a 2 day suspension. I told them i wanted him fired because he did it intentionally did it. They refused and also won't transfer him. I also reported to the 800 hot line and no response. This is not the first run in with him... Where do I go from here ??? I also told UPS that i'm not safe there and it is a hostile environment for me. Also UPS has a zero tolerance for workplace violence.......
     
  2. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    what good does it do to give a salaried employee a "2 day suspension"?
     
  3. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    1. File an Art 37 grievance.
    2. Hire an attorney
    3. Press charges with the local PD.
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    1. File an Art 37 grievance.

    This should have been one of the first things he did.

    2. Hire an attorney

    Although I think this is over the top the union may have a lawyer the OP can use for this.

    3. Press charges with the local PD.

    The police have better things to do than deal with a minor workplace violence case.
     
  5. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Zero tolerance means zero tolerance. We have enough to worry about from management, not to add on physical altercations in front of other employees. Don't let this get swept under the rug, if he gets away with this, he'll do it again.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I agree but don't you think hiring a lawyer or calling the police for a very minor case of workplace violence is a bit over the top?
     
  7. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    It would be had the company not dropped the ball in handling the situation.
     
  8. yonnko

    yonnko Member

    Management is notorious for going over the top with minor driver infractions. You need to go over the top. Make a statement. You need to do all of the above.
     
  9. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Doesn't matter if they have time or not,it's their job,it's what their paid to do and I do believe it is considered assault.
     
  10. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    The sup is already in your mind, when you say they won't fire him, or transfer him. You could get a restraining order on the sup, and force the company's hand.
    Or you go to media? UPS does not want to be the news particularly about work place violence.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Restraining order?
     
  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Ever heard of Double Standards?

    Non-Union employees are usually given a second chance if warranted.
    He probably agreed to take an anger management course.
    He is in thin ice.
     
  13. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain part-time bossman

    if you had called the cops he would have been terminated within 24 hours
     
  14. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain part-time bossman

    yeah, no, that's completely wrong
     
  15. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    restraining order is an official command issued by a court to refrain from certain activity. Restraining orders are sought by plaintiffs in a wide variety of instances for the same reason: the plaintiff wishes to prevent the defendant from doing something that he or she has threatened. Restraining orders are used in a variety of contexts, including employment disputes, Copyright infringement, and cases of harassment, domestic abuse, and Stalking. All restraining orders begin with an application to the court, which decides the merits of the request by using a traditional test. Limited in their duration and effect, restraining orders are distinguished from the more lasting form of court intervention called an injunction. Generally they are sought as a form of immediate relief while a plaintiff pursues a permanent injunction.
     
  16. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Did the Supe shove you out of the blue or were you up in his grill provoking him?
     
  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Your first call should have been 911.
     
  18. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Did he push you hard enough to leave bruises,red marks or scratches? If so you should immediately have taken pictures. Then called the police. It does sound like you two may have been in some type of heated discussion. Although that doesn't justify an assault.
     
  19. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    If no one was hurt, it's best to just move on.

    However, I (personally) would sit down with a center manager and also a union steward, as well as local law enforcement - inform them that if any workplace violence happens again, they'll be restrained. Which means mid block, arm grab, break at elbow, neck lock, good night. :)

    The supervisor will not last, on his/her own terms. JMO no reason to try to stretch and make it yours.
     
  20. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I'd assume that you're refering to a union employee would be fired and no chance of returning while a non union is given a second chance? I do find it humorous that people above us would be held with lower standards then their subordinates, especially when dealing with workplace violence.