My partner was hired by UPS as a package handler in early November. He is hearing impaired so does tend to miss information. Our questions are he has been sent home twice this week due to lack of work. They don't call him first but instead wait until he gets there and tells him to go home. Is they anything in the union contract that prohibits this? Also, he has not been approached by a union rep in order to join. When does that happen? He has been employed since early November so we assume he is off probation. Is that true? Is there anywhere on line to go to see an employee handbook so I can perhaps figure out some of this?