Back to cutting routes on Mondays

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Pkgcar1988, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. Pkgcar1988

    Pkgcar1988 Active Member

    Saw on the white board for Monday have a hand full of routes that are being cut. Seems a little premature to me, but what do I know. Is the same happening in your bldg???
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    We lose 16 Peak jobs Monday. Should be interesting...

    And that's not just for Monday.
  3. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    From Tuesday onward last week, yes. And we used helpers all week; our local signed an agreement (in 2008) recognizing that peak continued through the second full week of January and allowed UPS to use helpers provided no routes were cut and all FT drivers were working. The company abuses the agreement by soliciting time off from high-seniority drivers, effectively challenging members to file a grievance that will tick off their fellow union brothers. Just as the agreement overrides the CS supplement in mandating that the Company must use inside (union) helpers, regardless of hours worked, before using seasonals... yet I did not help this past week, as the driver I worked with during peak was on vacation and his replacement had his outside helper. I was told there was no work available for me as drivers had their preferred seasonal helpers. Again, if I were to file, it's UPS purposely pitting fellow IBT members against each other. Smart.
  4. Mack Grant

    Mack Grant Active Member

    Yes, heard Friday that it's hitting the fan on Monday.
  5. Pkgcar1988

    Pkgcar1988 Active Member

    Yeah, with the added stops I will get off the car being cut in my loop plus the bonus feature of Orion, should be a nice long day.
  6. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Yes some days we have to fight the union as much as UPS.
  7. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Yes, routes were cut several days last week, including monday.....same crap, different year.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Preferred seasonal helpers?

    You need to file for the hours worked by one of the preferred seasonal helpers.
  9. Rainman

    Rainman Its all good.

    Back to the normal way of doing business. Is this really a surprise?
  10. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member

    Business as usual. Cut cut cut, screw screw screw, and here come those Space and Visibility rides we all love! smh
  11. icu

    icu for who you are !

    If they laid off 5 drivers and worked helpers at all, then five drivers should file. They should get the monies or the appropriate TCD should get monies and credit for a report and a qualified day. In my center I get the drivers to file, that way the company doesn't harass the TCD that may not be qualified.
  12. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire

    They only cut routes on Mondays in your center?
  13. Rainman

    Rainman Its all good.

    Mondays, Fridays, some routes 4/5 days a week.
  14. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member

    Nope. They've cut trips completely because guys on nearby trips were runners, so they just got rid of a few trips and buried the runners. Now those same runners cry every day about getting blown-out. When you run, you get screwed, and in the process you screw drivers around you.
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  15. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    They don't lay off the drivers. They ask if anyone wants off, especially the 8 hour request drivers. Most of the drivers are happy to take the day off unscheduled.
  16. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    we've been relatively "light" lately so I saw it coming. Business as usual.
  17. icu

    icu for who you are !

    Voluntary layoff or not, you don't work seasonal helpers and send drivers home and not work TCDs. Especially when the company is already getting the positives of the new contract without it being ratified.
  18. Ouch

    Ouch Well-Known Member

    You should still file. Ticked off union or not. Don't take money out of my pocket to uphold an extra contractual agreement.
  19. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Never ever take the 8 hour request day off!
  20. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I'll be happy to take tomorrow off unscheduled.