Question about vacation week

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by swagili35, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. swagili35

    swagili35 New Member

    So I'm new to the forums and I got a question relating to my vacation week which I'm on right now (the week of labor day). According to my teamsters steward and other workers, I'm obligated to not come in on Monday but on Tuesday of next week, due to the fact that Labor Day was during my vacation. I asked my supervisors about this and they said I still have to come in on Monday. The steward told me that the reason they said that is because they assume I'm not knowledgable and I'll come in. Could someone clear this up for me? thanks!
     
  2. brownman15

    brownman15 New Member

    when you picked your vacation you had three options 1) get paid a extra days pay for labor day 2) take the friday before holiday or monday after vacation off 3) keep labor day as a floating option day. This should have been decided when you picked your vacation. If you did not choose option 2 when you picked your vacation you should go into work monday.
     
  3. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    Here if we choose to take our vacation on a holiday week, we get the 5 days of vacation and the extra holiday pay, but no extra days off on the friday before or the monday after.
     
  4. ikoi62

    ikoi62 Member

    here we get no options to pick from..its 5 days pay plus the holiday pay.
     
  5. brownman15

    brownman15 New Member

    what i quoted is from local 705 contract. Best thing to do is check your contract and work as directed and file if it is a violation
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Post #2 is the most accurate. I am also on vacation this week and chose it for the extra holiday pay. I will be back to work on Monday.
     
  7. brownman15

    brownman15 New Member

    i am on vacation this week 2 put took the floating option day and will be back to work monday too
     
  8. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Here in NE you come back Tuesday, there is no option ( that I know of) to pick to work holiday.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I think you may have misunderstood. He is on vacation this week and thought that he would have the following Monday off because of the holiday this week.
     
  10. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Ahh nevermind, thanks. :knockedout:
     
  11. 22.34life

    22.34life Active Member

    same hear in texas,this is something that has always confused me.if i take 5 vacation days and one of those days falls on a holiday i actually only took 4 vacation days because of the holiday.so if i got paid for the holiday and that was a day off where the hell is my 5th day of vacation at.everbody always says the same thing "but you got paid for your holiday"thats not the point the point is i want a paid day off.no matter how you look at it you are losing 1 paid day off and yes i understand that you get paid but where is my paid day off.
     
  12. 22.34life

    22.34life Active Member

    this must be supplement crap cause i have never heard or seen anything like this done.
     
  13. brownman15

    brownman15 New Member

    no written in local 705 contract
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I am on vacation this week and was paid for the 45 hours of vacation plus the 8 hours of holiday pay. This is why I usually try to schedule my vacations to include a holiday. I am off the week of Thanksgiving so I will get 45 hours of vacation plus 16 hours of holiday.
     
  15. 22.34life

    22.34life Active Member

    i understand but dont you understand that you are losing a vacation day.if i have 5 vacation days and 1 holiday that equals six,so why would i only get 5 days off paid,again i understand that you get the extra pay but your losing those vacation days.now if ups would let us break our vacation days down like every other company out there it would not be an issue,you would simply use 4 vacation days and you would still have your 1 day left but since that is not an option your getting screwed.
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We don't get vacation days here--our vacations are in weeks only, starting with 2 weeks with a max of 6 weeks when we get our 25 yrs. For example, I am off this week. I received ny vacation check on the 27th. I was paid for 45 hours for my vacation and 8 hours for Labor Day. Now, if I had only received the 45 hours and was not paid for the holiday then I would agree with you but this was not the case. I did not get screwed.
     
  17. 22.34life

    22.34life Active Member

    ups did not operate on labor day so you would have that day off regardless so they only operated 4 days but you used a week of vacation not 4 days,so how do you figure you are not getting screwed out of one day.
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.


    I don't know how to make this any easier for you without using flash cards.

    In our contract supplement it is agreed that we will receive 45 hours of pay for a vacation week. We do not have the option of breaking vacation weeks up--we have to take the whole week. Labor Day was 9/6. This was a UPS holiday. If I would have worked rather than be on vacation I would have received 8 hours holiday pay and whatever hours I worked the rest of the week, which probably would have been 32 at straight time and 2 hours OT, which would have netted me about $800. I received 45 hours of vacation pay and 8 hours of holiday pay, which netted me $1,025. (I have a 401k loan and United Way deduction that lower my take home)

    Tell me again how I got screwed?
     
  19. brownman15

    brownman15 New Member

    depends on your perspective. you did not lose any pay but you did lose a day off
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You do have a point in that I did lose a day but I chose to take the extra pay in lieu of the extra day.

    Had I chosen the previous week I would have had the holiday off as well but then would have only a four day check the following week.

    It all works itself out in the end. Dave.