Work shoes = boots? "Zero tolerance"

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Powertothe240, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. Powertothe240

    Powertothe240 New Member

    Our center had a slip fall injury yesterday where a guy slipped on loose gravel and sprained his ankle. Today the center manager stated that there is going to be "zero tolerance" on work shoes. Starting tomorrow, we all have to wear boots, this seems pretty ridiculous, especially considering ~85% of us wear "tennis shoes".
    So what exactly is the mandated type of shoe for drivers? I tried wearing boots my 1st 2 weeks of driving and absolutely hated them. Where do we stand as far as discipline and grievances? I didn't get a chance to talk with our SS this morning.
  2. O/C

    O/C Member

    What's the difference between high top tennis shoes and boots for this type of injury? Knee jerk reaction by the center manager, there generally is a requirement for work shoes and they differ from building to building.

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  3. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Black or Brown Polishable is all that is required
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  4. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    They have to have slip resistant soles and a sturdy leather upper. Black or brown polishable. That is all that required.
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  5. Powertothe240

    Powertothe240 New Member

    So what exactly is a "sturdy leather upper"?
  6. Leather shoes/work boot. Not a tennis shoes.
  7. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    Thought they had to be camo....
  8. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Just what it says. I wore black leather New Balance and Reebok walking shoes, and they always passed.

    Right now, your center manager (who probably doesn't have a clue) has an insect in his rectum due to an injury occurring on his watch.

    Like all things, this will pass. Just wear boots for a week or two.
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  9. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Wear the boots in the building. Wear what you want on route
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  10. Powertothe240

    Powertothe240 New Member

    So I have to shell out cash for some useless boots just to please the center manager? Well, at least if I wear them for 2 weeks they'll probably slow me down enough to pay for themselves.
  11. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Eva Mendez Has A Nice (_!_)

    Your center manager is just exhibiting the typical behavior of any center manager that just received a conference call scolding from an empty suit on the other end of the line.
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  12. Or everyone call off and say,I need to go shoe shopping.
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  13. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Someone needs to ask Austin.
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  14. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Seriously. You don't have an old pair of work or hiking boots?
  15. Powertothe240

    Powertothe240 New Member

    Not any that are polishable.
    Could try to buff the ol doc martens. Lol that'd look swell with shorts :/
  16. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    A lot of drivers here do just that when they give the camo a break.
  17. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Do it.

    That'll make him madder and add to your cause.
  18. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    I wear Ecco's year round.... they are bad ass
  19. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I don't believe he can specify boots. If you prefer shoes, wear shoes that meet the specs. This shouldn't come as a surprise to you. They were supposed to go over it in orientation, plus they made us sign a sheet annually that we knew the rules about proper footwear. You're making the big bucks now. Fork over the money for some good footwear and leave the PF Flyers for your pickup basketball games.
  20. DSM515

    DSM515 Member

    Work boots or work shoes. Black or brown. Non slip soles. Must be polished and in good repair. If he disagrees ask HR to produce the footwear guidelines.