Anyone hear this yet

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Kevin211, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. Kevin211

    Kevin211 Member

    1.Starting Jan. 1st they will be cutting all run (feeders) to only be 8hrs.
    2.Also they will be merging districts also. (This may allow us to bid into other centers)
  2. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    That's gonna be kinda hard to do with some of the over-600-mile runs we got.

    Hmmmm....maybe turn the tractors up to, say, 80-82 MPM?

    Uh, count me out! I'll just work 8 hrs.

    It's the reason I came here in the first place 31 yrs ago (boy, was I disillusioned).
  3. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Some of you guys do that in our yard already. Two men,in a hurry to go and park somewhere,hhhmmm....:surprised:
  4. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    How do you figure that merging DISTRICTS lets you bid into other centers?
  5. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    Starting Jan 1 i am going to be a scratch driver...... lol
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    It was IEs idea....
  7. Kevin211

    Kevin211 Member

    I find it hard also that they are going to knock all the runs down to 8hr, they would have hire alot more drivers to perform "meet and turns"

    In New jersey and new york they can bid hubs if they choose to.
  8. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I don't think they can bring *all* feeder jobs down to 8 hours, but here in CHEMA they have brought *most* jobs down to near 8.
  9. JimJimmyJames

    JimJimmyJames Big Time Feeder Driver

    Same here, I believe. Well, at least it seems so.

    I find it ironic that the job I don't mind working overtime is being cut back, but the job I despised overtime on, (package car) the company seems to be adding it.
  10. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    THat was going to be my joke but did not seem funny enough

    3. Starting Jan 1st they will be upping package car hours to 16 hour days.
  11. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    No way that they can cut all the feeder runs to 8 hours. We have one run that runs 403 miles, has to make one drop, and wait on another hub to finish loading a trl. No way that run will ever see 8 hours.
  12. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Uh...don't ask, don't tell.
  13. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    The company is begining its quest to "collapse" districts. West LA will "collapse" effective monday October 19th.

    Buildings will be combined under 1 division manager. Outlying areas will move to another district (Coast).

    Changes are indeed coming, dont think they can make the 8 hour goal in feeder to be a reality. Too many other "bad" decisions being made in the operation that will affect this goal.

    We have been running 12 to 13 package hour days all year long, our return to building times are slowing down the unload, sort, and load walls making the feeders pull late..

    If this continues, they will never see 8 hour feeder runs.

  14. RamfanN VA

    RamfanN VA New Member

    Well in Richmond, Virginia alot of(not all) feeder drivers are working 4 days a week 10 hours runs.
  15. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Someone forgot to tell our local mgmnt to wait until Jan 1st. Unless you meant of 2006.:greedy:
  16. Bryishre

    Bryishre ktm atv racer

    Also in Richmond Va alot of feeder drivers are in the building or back in pkg.
  17. Kevin211

    Kevin211 Member

    We are hearing alot more about the merging of districts,
    Looks like we are going with Lauraul Mountains. My question is will my retirement still be kept with Central states (Reading Pa, is the fund office) From what we hear Lauraul Mtn. fund is not doing well, and that the fund took there raises to help the fund.

    I feel this is going to really put a hurting on all of us in the long run.
  18. JimJimmyJames

    JimJimmyJames Big Time Feeder Driver

    You will stay in your same union local as the company merging districts has nothing to do with your union representation.
  19. Kevin211

    Kevin211 Member

    That i do know is correct, I'm questioning my retirement, will it go into the other plan..which sucked lost money big time...or stay where it's at.
  20. JimJimmyJames

    JimJimmyJames Big Time Feeder Driver

    You should stay in the plan that your local is in.