2 part question. Penalties/Union representation.

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by BananakinPiewalker, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. BananakinPiewalker

    BananakinPiewalker New Member

    Just hit two years with the company and for the last six to eight months I've been having a lot of issues. First there were multiple payroll shortages that took around five months to get resolved now I'm just waiting on the penalty check. Thing is it's been two months and I'm just wondering when I should expect to get that check. Second problem my BA never calls me back I literally call him once a week about this issue and I get nothing. I feel like if I pay dues I deserve at least a returned call what can I do?
     
  2. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Since the BA won't return your calls call the union hall and speak to the President.

    If this doesn't work contact NLRB.
    If this doesn't work contact your state Labor Board.

    Isn't there contract language about the time period for penalty checks?
     
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  3. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    There is no excuse for not returning calls.



    That's kind of odd....



    Oh yeah.


    "Any grievance settlement not paid within ten (10) working days of the settlement shall entitle the grievant(s) to a penalty payment as outlined above. The ten (10) working day period shall begin to run when the Labor Department representative agrees to the settlement, or is notified by the Union or management team of the settlement."


    https://teamster.org/sites/default/files/ups18nationalmaster.pdf



    -Bug-
     
  4. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Since you seem to have a lot of "stroke" could you call this guy's BA and get him in motion?
     
  5. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    His BA may be on the golf course where cellphone reception isn't very good.

    Keep trying….
     
  6. BananakinPiewalker

    BananakinPiewalker New Member

    Appreciate the feedback. I've been pulling teeth trying to get this :censored2: sorted. I'm in debt and my living situation has been jeopardized multiple times due to them not paying me correctly four times in six weeks then waiting seventeen weeks to get the grievances settled, all the while my BA seemingly doesn't give a :censored2: that I pay dues. Last time I asked to speak with anyone besides him at the union hall he returned my call in about twenty minutes I guess I just gotta harass his boss.
     
  7. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Show up to your monthly general membership meeting. Speak with your president about what's going on. If your president doesn't do anything or the situation doesn't change. Bring it up at the meeting in front of all the members and demand a answer why you're not being properly represented.
     
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  8. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    Well....


    Most UPS people talk smack, and do nothing.
     
  9. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Apparently, in this case, a lot of BA's do the same.

    Nice deflection though.
     
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  10. Sudz

    Sudz Active Member

    I knew a guy in the same situation. He called his landlord in the HR office and forced the HR guy to explain why his rent was gonna be late. The HR guy was really embarrassed to be put on the spot like that, but I guess after that his issue got fixed and he hasn't had problems since.

    I wouldn't have the stones to do what he did, but I guess if you're desperate enough to try it...

    Personally, I like to ride the gravy train as far as it will take me. Like @BigUnionGuy showed you, after 10 working days the clock starts ticking again. Your penalty pay has been adding up for most of those 17 weeks.
     
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  11. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    Chances are the BA expects you to talk to the steward, and vice versa. No one really wants to do any legwork, you are a nusciance to them
     
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  12. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    ....delete
     
  13. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    how much were they shorting you
     
  14. BananakinPiewalker

    BananakinPiewalker New Member


    Honestly not much totaled a few hundred on the initial shortages but once the settled the grievances they owed me 36 penalties and they've paid 17 and still owe me the rest for 2 months now
     
  15. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    and you won the grievance
     
  16. BananakinPiewalker

    BananakinPiewalker New Member

    As far as I know. The BA hasn't been the most forthcoming the one time he's said anything about it.
     
  17. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    i see, did thry correct ur problem
     
  18. BananakinPiewalker

    BananakinPiewalker New Member

    Obviously not that's why I'm here asking questions
     
  19. BananakinPiewalker

    BananakinPiewalker New Member

    My BA said I can't grieve penalties and I can't find anything in the local regarding the time in which penalties should be paid by the company so should I just file a grievance anyways?
     
  20. BananakinPiewalker

    BananakinPiewalker New Member

    It sure feels like that. So why do I pay dues then?