A possible MLK Holiday Solution?

Cowboy Mac

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I did not tell anyone to leave that was his tagline for years
Let me refresh your memory
Every personally attacked more luck, old and gray and scratch and then the others

No he comes back and he never said anything to anyone

And I'm glad you come back to a place it was not good enough for you

Dear Lord get it over yourself geezus and
He needs to follow his own advice.


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Keep in mind that supplements may differ from one another. I was covered by the Upstate NY supplement and we never had an option week nor did we receive an additional personal day (rover) when we lost BF as a paid holiday.
Could be correct idk . I know Buffalo still has a holiday . Syracuse we work


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I just want to thank everyone who has posted to this thread so far...Some of the posts have challenged me, and, I believe, led me to clearer thinking, but I am more convinced now than ever, that IF IT COMES DOWN TO A CHOICE IS BETWEEN a company wide MLK Day holiday or another discretionary day, having the extra discretionary day is the better choice for everyone - workers and company both.

When I have asked for Good Friday off, it has been to go to Good Friday church services which are unique to that day and not something that can be substituted with some other day like making a deal with my supervisor that I will work this coming Friday and reschedule a day off where I am at home with the plumber dealing with that slow draining sink next Tuesday instead.

For someone who says he wants MLK Day off, I ask the question: Will it ultimately be a day catch up on errands and laundry and just have some extra time to relax, or is it to actually do something really special with other people to honor the life of MLK? I figure now, even more than when I started this thread, that the number of UPSers wanting to do something really special for MLK Day is sufficiently small, that all those people could be accomodated with the extra discretionary day. Maybe UPS would be short staffed, but, it would be a manageable situation, just like the days leading up to Valentine's day or Mothers' Day where there is some spike in volume and people who come in work some extra hours.

The benefit to the company would be not having the operation paused and the benefit to workers would be more flexibility. Furthermore, I think most people would agree that it is possible to honor someone when one is going about one's day, even if one is not taking the day off. For example, I figure if one is not actually doing something really special on the holiday, one can honor MLK (or veterans) in one's thoughts as one drives a brown truck as easily as when one is catching up on errands or chores around the house on that holiday...and save the day off for something like going to one's daughter's big track meet...


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And maybe Sunday delivery will come to UPS...In my mind the bigger concern with UPS is the excessive overtime rather than which particular days of the week one has to work
I think excessive overtime will always be around. It was there when I started in the late 70's and it was still there when I left 30 plus years later. UPS would rather pay 2 people to do the work of 3 people
I think excessive overtime will always be around. It was there when I started in the late 70's and it was still there when I left 30 plus years later. UPS would rather pay 2 people to do the work of 3 people
The cost of benefits of escalated a lot over the years especially healthcare

Even though they don't want to pay the overtime it's a lot cheaper than putting another route in


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You actually get “double time” or ppl just call it double cuz your paid 8 and work 8 ?

That was the arbitration win from years ago, we get double time for working any holiday. That is why we felt if we gave up Black Friday that it was worth 2 days, not 1. Company wouldn’t go for it so after we voted down the supplemental they carved out us keeping it as a holiday and every other local got a day.

Any holiday we work is double time first 8 hours, triple time after that plus 8 hours holiday pay.