114° Friday, how hot was your delivery area?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by BrownSkid, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. AZUPSCHUCK

    AZUPSCHUCK New Member

    We were 115 here in Phoenix. My route was 125 stops with businesses and pickup of UPS store. I then had to take 70 stops from another driver who was going to violate his 9.5 for day 3. So I ended up with 200 stops in 115 degree heat. Now that's bull:censored2:!!!
     
  2. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Disagree.

    AC would make a huge difference.

    This is the year 2018.

    No AC.

    Unacceptable.
     
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  3. Benben

    Benben Working on a new degree, Masters in BS Detecting!

    Which part is BS???

    The part where you had to take 70 stops off a guy so he would stay under 9.5 hours?

    OR THE PART WHERE THE COMPANY THOUGHT IT WAS OK TO SEND OUT A GUY 70 STOPS OVER 9.5 IN 115* HEAT!!!!!!

    Folks, that is what's at stake in this vote!
     
  4. Benben

    Benben Working on a new degree, Masters in BS Detecting!

    Integrity, the very least they could do (The very least) is to switch to breathable uniforms!

    But hey, uniforms do not affect them in their offices so whats the diff right?
     
  5. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    r u @Bonbon
     
  6. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Standards the American Companies should maintain should be the best working conditions on the planet.

    Comparing working conditions to other countries is just an attempt at unacceptable justification of unacceptable behavior.

    How many billions is enough?
     
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  7. Benben

    Benben Working on a new degree, Masters in BS Detecting!

    Easy on the beer there Jkloc, we have to work tomorrow.:wink2:
     
  8. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    lol
     
  9. MenInBrown

    MenInBrown Well-Known Member

    I understand what you are saying but I will point this out. In my area, construction workers knock off at 3. The hottest part of the day. Never ever seen a firefighter work outside for 12 hours, and my brother is a firefighter. He always tells me how easy it is. Again, it may be different where you are from, but your comment is completely wrong over here. I wouldn’t call it inhumane, but it’s difficult. We also have the luxury of working and living in the US with a union, so why would I want to travel to other countries?
     
  10. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Working outside is not the same as being in a vehicle.

    Hyperthermia from being in a hot vehicle is a real hazard.

    Outside workers have new modern ways and regulations to mitigate heat stress/injury/illness hazards. Unfortunately AC is not a reasonable option.

    AC is a more than reasonable solution in factories, warehouses, and those who spend part or all of their day in vehicles.
     
  11. Casca

    Casca Member

    no matter which way its cut it should be a contractual item and could be negotiated......
     
  12. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Good point.
     
  13. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    It happens
     
  14. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    I once went to work with a bad hangnail on my toe

    Which group am I in?
     
  15. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    What!! I’ve had them diagnose me over the phone
     
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  16. Tony Q

    Tony Q Well-Known Member

    I can see the number one proposal in 2023 being we want air conditioning. With the way global warming is going you never know. I wonder what the cost affixed to air-conditioning all hubs and package cars would be. Maybe we should start a new proposal period a year later at the end of negotiations.
     
  17. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Dr UPS?
     
  18. Dumbo

    Dumbo Active Member

    I bring up slavery because it's a comparison people here make all the time. Slavery is forced labor as a prisoner. We are making 6 figures for a job we can leave whenever we choose as well as gain the best healthcare in the country for free. My point being that comparing an at will job as slavery is actually insulting to those who have gone through it in the past. It cheapens it and makes it interchangeable and loses it's meaning.
     
  19. specter208

    specter208 Active Member

    AC would reduce gas mileage and would cost more to spec the new trucks with it. Plus more money to refill the cooling element when it runs out. Would be nice to have in the 24 foot vans atleast.
     
  20. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    How many billions is enough?