Will saturday ever become a ground delivery day to.

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Jkloc420, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    Right now air is the only thing allowed to be delivered on Saturday. Does anyone think that Saturday will ever become ground delivery too. Which will force full time drives in and part time loaders in. Just wonder peoples thoughts.
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I think you should use the search function before starting a new thread.

    To answer your question---yes.
     
  3. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Unlikely unless UPS makes it a premium service and charge a premium price. Even our Saturday Air volume has not grown much in 20 years.
     
  4. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    FedEx Ground deliveries residental Tuesday-Saturday (usually as Home Delivery, but in areas where Home Delivery does not deliver to ... like mine ... it's Ground) given the fact that many consumers are not home to sign during the work week. If consumers demand cheap Saturday delivery, they will eventually get it and UPS will have to negotiate with the Teamsters to remain compeitive.
     
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  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Most of our supplements have language on this in place already.
     
  6. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    There will probably come a time in which it's addressed uniformly at the national level, and given that it will heavily reduce volumes on Monday, the work won't be done by PTers like Saturday air...
     
  7. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I'm thinking no. If hourlies work Saturday, so does mgmnt.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Saturday ground delivery will be a reality within 5 years of our retirement.
     
  9. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Monday volume is already reduced which is why so many routes are cut. UPS could get rid of a lot of residential volume but most buisnesses would just be a waste of time just like Saturday NDA are now. I just don,t see the buisness sense unless UPS could charge a large premium rate.
     
  10. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    There isn't enough money in the world to get me to drive that package car on a Saturday or Sunday. I wouldn't work Saturdays for Triple time. As much as I love OT, those 2 days are ME time.
     
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  11. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    The centers in my area that did it last year during peak, it was considered a success. I fully expect that my center will be delivering at least 2 Saturdays this coming peak and suspect that it will grow from there.

    Whether we deliver on Saturdays year round will depend on if Amazon demands it.
     
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  12. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

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  13. rod

    rod retired and happy


     
  14. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    The day that comes and full timers have to come in for regular Saturday ground will be the day I go back to the insurance business. At that point I'd have little incentive to stay and really the only thing I'd be giving up is a pension, something I could make up for myself with proper planning. That is if it's not negotiated away by that point.
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Depending upon the wording in your supplement, you may or may not have a choice in the matter.
     
  16. Ghost in the Darkness

    Ghost in the Darkness Active Member

    There is always a choice.
     
  17. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    It's the way the country is going, UPS will probably have to do it eventually just to compete. I don't care as long as I get paid.
     
  18. HBGPreloader

    HBGPreloader Active Member

    FedEx and the USPS already do it. And now, Amazon and others are expanding into the delivery business.
    So, likely sooner than later, Saturday deliveries will be the norm.
    If it doesn't happen before the next contract, I suspect it will be addressed and be required in the next contract. I also suspect a lot of other things will change, dramatically, by then too. And, it won't be pretty.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You will have enough seniority so that this will not be an issue for you.
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It's already been addressed----read your supplement.
     
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