40 drivers layed off

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Deemster, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. Deemster

    Deemster Member

    So, Monday.

    I came in to load as usual and was completely surprised to learn that an upwards of 40 PC drivers got laid off in the hub.

    I just finished my driver training a couple weeks before, with a few more sets of classes behind me.

    I had originally hoped to be driving by the end of the summer. By the end of next week we will have an upwards of 70 drivers waiting to drive.

    I'll be lucky to drive by next peak season at this rate...

    on a side note:
    1) I was told we would receive 40 hours for driver orientation. I got 33.2. Grievance? Not to mention I worked 12 hours on the day we rode along with a driver (hands on training)

    2)I have started sat air driving. I'll be driving myself for the first time tomorrow. I'm a bit confused on the payrate here. I was under the assumption that I can't receive any less pay than what I'm making currently in the hub. Sat air here is $12.XX/hour.

    central states
  2. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    40 ? Not full time PC. I would talk to your sup about the 40 hr guarantee before you file
  3. Deemster

    Deemster Member

    At first I heard around 20. By last night I was hearing close to 40 were laid off. Yes ft pc. Anyone less than 2 years ft senority seems to be back in the center.

    I've talked to every sup I encounter on a regular basis about the 40 hour guarantee since our pay was posted last week. I get the generic "I'm not sure" response.

    I notified a shop steward at the beginning of the week. Told me he would find out. Turns out no one in my class got their 40.

    Today is the last day I'm just going to sit and let everyone blow me off regarding this. I will file, target on my back be damned.
    • Like Like x 1
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
    • List
  4. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    You don't want a target on your back before you make seniority.
    • Agree Agree x 7
    • Like Like x 5
    • Winner Winner x 3
    • List
  5. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Might have to eat some crap for a little while. Till he starts driving.
    • Agree Agree x 5
    • Like Like x 1
    • List
  6. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Nnmn :censored2: sandwich good.
    • Like Like x 2
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • List
  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    What's going on that so many are getting laid off?
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • List
  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Why are package drivers working in the hub?
  9. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    We hired a bazillion drivers. Something is up and I'm not sure what.

    There are centers sending home 15% of their drivers every day and still currently hiring more.
  10. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    To get their hours.
  11. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Because they're laid off.

    Keep up man!
  12. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    If they are not getting driving hours, they can work in the hub to get their hours.
  13. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    He said they got laid off in the hub, not they got laid off and bumped into the hub.
  14. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    I think it should of had a "and working" in there.
  15. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I've been around a long time and I never heard of layoffs like this. I sure hope it is a temporary thing.
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  16. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Never had a hiring spree like they had last year either.
  17. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Your center had 40 drivers make seniority in 2 years??
  18. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Yeah, the numbers just don't make sense. A few is very possible but 40 is end of the world numbers.
  19. theslinger

    theslinger Member

    If the FT driver goes back to the hub, does he keep his driving rate or does he get whatever his hub-rate should have been up to him going back the hub?
  20. How many routes are there in your center that they could lay that many people off? I mean even if you have 100 drivers, you're talking about production cuts of 40% during the off season.

    I know I'm in a small building. But that just seems beyond extreme.