6 day work weeks, does that sound right ?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by cwb425, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. cwb425

    cwb425 New Member

    I am a local sorter/cover driver. If I do not cover drive during the week I still have to go into the local sort and work Monday-Friday

    when saturday comes they want me to drive air packages ( I hate driving on sat)

    that means i am working 6 days a week. Can they force me to work 6 days a week if my job title is still a local sort part timer ?
  2. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Well-Known Member

    P.T. Sat air driving is a voluntary opportunity for extra work, so no you are not forced to work a 6-day week.
  3. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Where I am, I would say no, they can't force you to work Saturday as a 6th day in a work week provided it's not a day included in your bid.
    If you choose to work, it would be at time and half here as well on your 6th click.
    Might depend on regional and local supplemental language.
    Ask your steward/BA to show you the applicable language.
    If what I said applies, file for back pay on the time and a half.
    It should retro back at least 90 days.
    That should put a stop to it if you want out.
    Again, your local union reps would better know the language in your area.
  4. 22.34life

    22.34life Active Member

    if your not a saturday air driver then no they cant force you to work saturday.
  5. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    I believe in most areas Saturday Air driving is a bid position. Did they post a sheet asking for people to sign up for Saturdays?
  6. cwb425

    cwb425 New Member

    yes they did post a bid sheet. I didnt put my name on it ! they said I still have to drive sat air because im a cover driver and I drive air. therefore I am a air driver
  7. Theichii

    Theichii New Member

    We didn't have a bid saturday position in our center, it rotated between me and another person to be fair unless i did or didn't want it (i was top of the tcd pole). So if you have seniority i guess it would be fair to say if you don't want to work you don't have to and let another person do it (at least that's how it was in our center.)
  8. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    I would talk to your Business agent, but in our franchise the only people that drive Saturdays are the ones that bid it. If no one bid the position and they have to force someone that should be the lowest seniority person that is qualified and would not be on overtime.
  9. evilleace

    evilleace Member

    If you are a preloader and sign up to work sat air does that count as a sixth punch and ot or is it straight time
  10. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Strait time here.