A person from the safety committee on Topic

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Birdblue, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. Birdblue

    Birdblue Member

    i was wondering is a person from the safety committee able to get a loader into trouble like possibly being able sway management into giving that person a warning letter and eventually leading to a termination if that person from the safety committee has enough on that loader? Needing honest answers please.
     
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  2. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Yes. I believe it is possible.

    Why would you want to do this?
     
  3. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    I don’t follow.
     
  4. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Absolutely

    It’s a known fact safety committee members are huge arse kissers
     
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  5. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    If this is a known fact.

    Why to the Union Execs stand by and allow this?

    It seems they shouldn’t.
     
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  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Safety is a joke . Look at all the injuries and accidents . If members had balls they would all step down to prove a point . Oh wait, I forgot that most drivers live above their means and need that extra 45 mins in the morning in order to pay for their mortgage .
     
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  7. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Safety Committees are collectively bargained.

    They are not a joke.
     
  8. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Safety Committees need to file grievances and OSHA complaints as needed.
     
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  9. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    File a grievance if the Committees are not functioning as per the contract.
     
  10. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    File a grievance if the Committees are not functioning as per the contract.
     
  11. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Half of ours sit in the office and talk sports with the ORS and do DOKs on each other. The other half loads their trucks while on safety time.
     
  12. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    IMO This should be brought up to Local Union Officials.
     
  13. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Wrong.
     
  14. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Disagree.
     
  15. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Why would local union officials care
     
  16. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Safety committee members are hourlies?
    Some if not all are in the union?
    Safety committee is to observe and snitch on other hourlies?
    The union oath states along the lines of "No member shall cause harm to another member?"
    Seems there would be a problem with the company to be paying members to snitch on other members?
     
  17. 35years

    35years Well-Known Member

    To the original poster...

    Any employee can be a snitch, not just safety commitee members. But there is language in the contract barring the safety commitee from preforming management duties. My business manager at the union is VERY strict on this issue. All safety observations MUST be anonymous; that is if they observe unsafe behavior and report it to management no names or identifying info (such as work area) can be disclosed.

    If they try to discipline you based on a safety commitee member's observations you have a case for a grievance.
     
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  18. 35years

    35years Well-Known Member

    Safety committees are made up of management and union members. Union members can be thrown off by the business manager. Safety committees should have at least one strong union member or management will try to manipulate them.

    If YOUR committee is a bunch of boot licking rats it is time you joined. Tell your business agent you are a strong teamster and want on the committee to make sure they are following the contract. The union can say which Teamsters are on or off the committee.
     
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  19. Two Tokes

    Two Tokes Give it to me Baby

    Yep The biggest
    It is comical watching them follow the center manager around all morning
     
  20. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Have the bargaining unit members of the Safety Committee you are referring been approved by the Local Union Officials?