Satellite

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by thebrownbomber, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. Does anyone know where in the contract it talks about satellite drivers? Need to know ASAP


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  2. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    What is the problem? I don't think there is anything specific in contract about satellite route guidelines.
     
  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Do you need to be space shuttle qualified?
     
  4. Been on a satellite route for about 10 yrs which is about 10 miles from my house. The ups center is 35 miles away. Never have to go to the center ever which is great because I don't have to ever deal with management. Got a call from the dispatcher today stating he is going to start cutting a route( not mine) on Mondays and I need to drive 35 miles to ups and start from there that has my route plus 15-20 business stop of the cut route. Told him no I'm a satellite driver I start from here, he told me if I didn't start from the center on monday he would find away to cut my route and would have to drive there anyways. Also said he would make sure I would run the worst intown route we had. What can be done?


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  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Get up earlier on Mondays?


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  6. Must be management


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  7. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    BrownBomber what state are you in? Just curious. When i think of satellite routes I always think of out west in nevada or Colorado. Flying to Vegas I've seen little towns pop out of nowhere and nothing around for another 100 miles.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Your cushy little sat route is being tweaked---deal with it.



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  9. Kentucky


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  10. Again must be management


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  11. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Maybe you should try one of those 'cushy' satellite routes some time.
     
  12. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    1) If your rte is cut, you have the choice of not working that day, or taking a utility rte.
    2) When you bid the satellite rte, and it should have stated your start location(behind liquor store on US 12, or whatever), any deviance then that should be paid time. I have covered satellite routes, and started from center every day I covered the rtes, and loaded truck in UPS parking lot.
     
  13. MenInBrown

    MenInBrown Active Member

    I have a sat rt in North Carolina. Our site has 2 sat rts at the same location. They use to cut/combine those like 2 days a week. Didn't take long for upper management to tell the sups the sat rts should never be cut. If you have to start at the building once a week, either take the layoff or work. I don't understand why they would pull your rt from the sat for 15-20 stops?
     
  14. Those 15-20 stop would be on my way to the satellite position, if they loaded them on the satellite trailer it would take me 20 miles to get to those stops 1hr to del and 20 miles back to start my route. That's my guess


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  15. MenInBrown

    MenInBrown Active Member

    Your dispatch sup is an idiot
     
  16. Start asking for a bunch of 8 hr requests and get on the 9/5 list. Also file harassment for his threat.
     
  17. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    I really like the 8 hr request idea. Lol.
     
  18. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    Nothing you can really do. We have a few sat routes that are broken on Monday's maybe 10 times during the year. Drivers either take off or run a route from the building. They won't break your route permanently as IE has figured it saves money. IE would come down on your center manager.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    So you are saying that starting you at the center when you have that add/cut makes sense?
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Why? The time that he would have spent loading his package is now being spent delivering 15-20 businesses as the package car will already be loaded for him at the center. Yeah, it sucks to have to drive to the center rather than the sat point, but it does make sense from a dispatch point of view.