Uniform grievance--part 2

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by soberups, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Well I got my grievance back from the union hall, and my BA added Article 23 of the WRSA onto it. I had only grieved Art 16 which pertains to uniforms, but Art 23 is the "past practice-maintainence of standards" article which might help as far as the quality of the uniforms is concerned. Since it was a past practice for the 20+ years I have been driving to issue unforms that don't fall apart, I am hoping that Art 23 will compel the company to address the quality of the uniforms as well as issuing enough of them. My BA said he would try to schedule a meeting with our Division labor manager later this week. Until then, I will keep re-washing the only 2 pair of wearable shorts that I have left and hope that they hold up until we are able to pry a few more pairs out of our finance manager's tightly puckered ass.
     
  2. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member


    Just do what I do. REfuse to wash them. Hope they fall apart. Wear non uniform items to work and refuse to wear clothing that is not the proper size.
     
  3. BCFan

    BCFan Active Member

    as usual that sux.... BC
     
  4. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    Are you guys getting your crappy uniforms from Twin Hill? I liked the Riverside stuff much better myself. I wore my shorts for 2 months, taking good care of them and keeping them hiked up where they belong, and the crotch still tore on them.
     
  5. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    By the way, do you work for Tualatin or Portland?
     
  6. reydluap

    reydluap Active Member

    What was the out come of this Grievance?
     
  7. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I had almost forgotten about this one!

    The grievance was settled and withdrawn. The company agreed to comply with Art 16 and fill my uniform requests in a timely manner. They have been doing so, as long as I turn in the defective items when I recieve the new ones. The process is still a bit slower than it should be, but I can live with it. I have turned in and had replaced 6 pair of shorts in the last 8 weeks, with 3 more pair on the way. My BA advised me that the quality issue isnt really grievable, as long as the company keeps supplying me with new replacements.
     
  8. reydluap

    reydluap Active Member

    My BA advised me that the quality issue isnt really grievable, as long as the company keeps supplying me with new replacements.




    Well dam*!!

    I was hoping some how, some thing could be done with this CHEAP,OFF COLOR uniform that UPS provides now a days. Pants two sizes too small at the waist and legs that are baggy. And they things are off green in color.

    I'm about to go to the department store and buy some brown pants on my own that fit. Don't say to exchange these pants......I've been doing that.

    We need RIVERSIDE UNIFORMS back!!!!! TWIN HILL uniforms are a joke!!
     
  9. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    My last couple orders were from Cintas. They fit!
     
  10. CRASH501

    CRASH501 New Member

    WELL SINCE THE LAST WEEK OF JUNE I HAVE PACKED ON ABOUT " 30 POUNDS " WELL FOR OVER A MONTH I HAVE BEEN REQUESTING UNIFORMS , AS I TOLD MANAGEMENT I WOULD CONTINUE TO WEAR SHORTS AS LONG AS I COULD TOLERATE THE COLD......WELL HERE WE ARE TOMORROW IS DECEMBER 1st AND NOTHING.
    I HAVE RECIEVED 3 PAIRS OF PANTS BUT.....
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    THEY WERE 3 SIZES TOO SMALL. AND 4 INCHES TOO LONG
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    UNTIL LAST WEEK THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT HAD US ON A LOCKDOWN NO UNIFORM ORDERS AT ALL .....
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    SO I WEAR JEANS TO WORK FOR THE PAST 2 WEEKS BLACK , BLUE , CARPENTER , CARGO'S WHATEVER I CHOOSE TO WORK IN THAT DAY.
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    THIS JUST GETS MORE INTERESTING BY THE DAY
     
  11. rod

    rod retired and happy

    30 pounds since June? What did you do--go into feeders?:peaceful:
     
  12. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    STOP YELLING and eat more fruit
     
  13. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member


    Its so funny that UPS even patented the brown color used on our trucks. I believe it is UPS brown, changed from Pullman brown. To have uniforms that don't resemble the color you paid the gov't to patent is unfortunate. When your hat, jacket, and pants are 3 different shades, you begin to wonder how far the company has gone since going public.

    I'll give DHL credit, At least all their drivers wear the same shade of Mustard.
     
  14. New Englander

    New Englander New Member

    I've never once had a customer mention anything about my uniform. It's all brown to them. Other then "Where can I buy the socks?"
     
  15. CRASH501

    CRASH501 New Member

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    im not yelling i have a realy really bad capslock habit......
     
  16. CRASH501

    CRASH501 New Member

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    .a combination of at home and ups related stress the wife is out on comp .......so its been 1 thing after the next
     
  17. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    That joke is so old it could vote.
     
  18. rod

    rod retired and happy

    WELL EXCUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSE ME:peaceful:
     
  19. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    And Rod isn't old too?
     
  20. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I might have to file this same grievance pretty soon. Last time I had this problem I just walked by certain people in our center and let them here me talking about filing on this issue and my uniforms arrived a few days later even though I was told our finance department had frozen all orders. I used nosey brownnosers to my advantage. :)