well today we learned that the union can no longer save our jobs on the preload. The union steward showed us a lawsuit involving a jersey ups employee who was fired due to 10 misloads in a 3 week period. It went to arbitration and the judge let it stand. Bear in mind he (judge) was informed that: - the problem didn't exist or in this magnitude before PAS was implemented (we'd have days where the whole building didn't have a misload....those days are long gone) - that other people help you and load your trucks at the end of the day if you're behind (and you're pressured to let them help even if you don't want it precisely for this reason). - there is simply too many people handling the package and altering it (SPA people, DCAP people) before it gets to you We haven't had problems with this yet but our center manager is getting ready to hit the button, our preload manager does all he can for us (yes I am telling the truth) but after this, I don't think he'll be able to fend him off anymore. Plain and simple the problem is UPS' fault. Maybe this guy was a slacker before I don't know. All I know is all the loaders that are now in hot water at my center NEVER had such issues before PAS and the fact that they can fire you for a problem they created is asinine. I wonder how much UPS threw at that judge for the verdict. I'm kidding, but maybe only half so. If our center manager follows that precedent, he'd have to fire nearly EVERYONE that works in my hub on the preload shift....and still no one can connect the dots, no one can put together that we didn't have this problem before and now we do. Or they do but are just brainwashed enough to look the other way. I'm trying to get a copy of the lawsuit details and if is anyone is interested let me know.