Am I entitled to work every day?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 2much2learn, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. 2much2learn

    2much2learn New Member

    I am a PT Loader and I am only getting 2-3 days per week. I've been working here for around 6 months now and there are 2 people under me on seniority. It seems like our Sup's just schedule whoever is most convenient for them, and almost always layoff new workers rather than ask people higher on the seniority list. It is a very small hub and I'm struggling to get 10 hours per week.

    So am I entitled to work a certain amount of hours per week? I always demand my 3.5 when I do get called in to work that day.
  2. You entitled to work ahead of the two guys that are below you.
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  3. WTFm8

    WTFm8 Active Member

    You can also ask higher seniority employees to take voluntary layoff for a day a week or every other week so you can get that time IF everybody else ahead of you was working.
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  4. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    No shop steward?
  5. MarvelousMunata

    MarvelousMunata The Scapegoat With Attitude

    Go in. Clock in. Ur entitled 3.5 hours of work minimum.
    U have more seniority so if they send you home but keep the other 2 the u need to grieve theeeeee :censored2: outta it. Grieve everything.
    Stick around, see if u notice sups working, grieve it boo boo!!!
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  6. eats packages

    eats packages Low elevation homes, hoping for flood.

    There was never a week where our average hours were lower than 5/day, average week above 25 hours. Back when the wage was $12, we would be working 35 hours easily.
  7. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Learn how seniority works.
    It is a tremendously simple concept
  8. 2much2learn

    2much2learn New Member

    Thanks for the advice :D
  9. 2much2learn

    2much2learn New Member

    Lucky man, we got around 25 during peak and thats including saturday.
  10. MarvelousMunata

    MarvelousMunata The Scapegoat With Attitude

    30 for us
  11. 2much2learn

    2much2learn New Member

    So from what I understand from your responses, I'm not guaranteed to work unless there are people who are under me on seniority working. So if they want to only work me 1 day a week then there's nothing I can do about it.(Unless they're working people that are under me on the list) Also they don't have us come into work everyday, they will call us and tell us to stay home if they don't need us. So I never really know if they worked the people under me until I come in the next day.

    I'm going to start coming in everyday whether they tell me to stay home or not. And like WTFM8 said I'll ask the guys above me if they want the day off if I'm laidoff the day.
  12. MarvelousMunata

    MarvelousMunata The Scapegoat With Attitude


    Once u clock in they HAVE to give u ur 3.5 regardless. ((Check with ur stewards))

    When u come in and they send u home its a senioeirt ciolatikn regardless because they didnt ask the people with higher seniority if they wanted to go home first.
  13. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    find and speak with your shop steward
  14. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    There should be a weekly schedule with start times. Show up for all days that you are scheduled. If there is no weekly schedule posted, ask for it to be posted (this is a contract item). Then show up. Either turn your phone off or do not answer it, just show up. When you show up and punch in at your scheduled time, you are guaranteed 3.5 hours per day. If you want that work, when done, you will have to demand it. Just say, "Uh, I need my 3.5 hour guarantee today." They will find something for you to do.
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  15. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    That is only if you have a start time.
  16. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    If you are "put to work".

    Just punching in.... does not give a part-timer their guarantee.
  17. MarvelousMunata

    MarvelousMunata The Scapegoat With Attitude

    They didnt give this dude a start time?? Wtf. Call the hall
  18. MarvelousMunata

    MarvelousMunata The Scapegoat With Attitude

    Yes it does
  19. MarvelousMunata

    MarvelousMunata The Scapegoat With Attitude

    You are scheduled tues to sat or monday to fri. You dont have a start time? Doesnt matter. Ur still scheduled to work.
    They cant have new hires working and not you. You have seniority.
  20. MarvelousMunata

    MarvelousMunata The Scapegoat With Attitude

    Look to see what time they are bringing in the new hires. Take the earlier time and startup. If they try to send you home, say no and claim your seniority. They have to send the new hires home not you.