Can RPCD's be forced to work weekends during peak?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Rolling Thunder, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. Rolling Thunder

    Rolling Thunder New Member

    As usual, the contract language seems vague. Did anyone see anything that states whether or not RPCd's have the right to refuse weekend work during peak? The past two years my center's management team has told us they were "forcing" us in on Saturdays in December when, in fact, the old contract stated that weekend work was volunteer. Just trying to figure out if we will be able to see our families at all during December for the next 4 years. Thanks
  2. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    First, the contract is for five years. Second, RPCD is an acronym that will disappear with the 22.4 language after the next round of negotiations, so you can call the position ground driver. But to answer your question, weekend work is a matter of supplemental language, so you'll have to look at yours. If there is nothing in the language, then the company is only limited by state and federal law, as well as DOT regulations. In general it's offered from the top down, forced from the bottom up.
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  3. We have to stay well ahead of FedX. I don't think it is right for any of us to refuse weekend work during peak. We would get back logged way to quick and you are putting the pressure all on your fellow teamsters who don't have the seniority to say no for weekends. Might as well get the overtime now before it is forced 8.5. Everyone hates the overtime until its taken away and your shopping sprees are cut down sense most live well above there means.
    But the question is are we going to have enough pre and unload part timers to cover the weekends
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  4. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    I could give a rats ass about fedex. Weekends are for spending time with my family if I’m out til 10 or 11 five nights a week, along with my body being able to recover. Now quit skipping your lunch.
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  5. rebel87

    rebel87 Member

    Proposed contract states you will not regularly scheduled to work Sat. Which means UPS will schedule you to work every Sat from Thanksgiving to Jan 15. Simple fix for UPS is to hire more drivers. Vote no the language in this proposed contract sucks.
  6. Tony Q

    Tony Q Well-Known Member

    Sure, if they have hours available. If you have 62.5 hours in the new contract that you are willing to strike over they can NOT work you.
  7. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    We were told in PCM
    Just figure on working Saturdays through peak
    There you go, folks
  8. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 Fight the power.

  9. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Funny, that’s what retailers said about amazon. I’ll bet you hadn’t even heard of amazon in 1995.
  10. What is RPCD???
  11. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 Fight the power.

    Regular Package Car Donkey.
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  12. Yolo

    Yolo Active Member

    Last peak everyone worked Saturdays for 2-4 hours. Wasn't bad.
  13. BestSupEver

    BestSupEver Hot girl summer

    Saturdays are light during peak. Stop crying.
  14. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    Even funnier, Dicks, Target, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walmart, and a hundred other places aren’t out of business either. Hmmmmmmm.
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  15. Benben

    Benben Working on a new degree, Masters in BS Detecting!

    For over a century UPS has managed peaks without weekend deliveries during peak and not getting "back logged" (weather issues excluded.) What makes you think its now suddenly different? I am being very serious here.
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  16. JustDeliverIt

    JustDeliverIt Active Member

    I wish. We ran every route M-S last peak. It sucked, don't want to do it again.
  17. Coldworld

    Coldworld Bad mall donut!!!

    UPS has these new (and some old timers) so wound up that they feel like they HAVE to skip lunch or breaks... I know guys will put the driving time to and from the building as break or lunch....oh hell no, can I pimp slap their ass now for doing that. The diads need to be shut off during breaks and lunch and no personal time on the drive to and from the building... 0 tolerating that.. you get one warning them your done!!
  18. Coldworld

    Coldworld Bad mall donut!!!

    Dog and pony show... it’s ALL about staffing the operations properly....which they can’t do during the normal time of year let alone at peak...
  19. SameRightsForAll

    SameRightsForAll Active Member

    Thanks for signing up vocally in front of thousands of UPSers reading your post, that you are the first in line for Saturday and "Sunday Service" which won't be at your church, that's for sure. Your kind bid won't go unnoticed and I'm sure there's a cardboard plaque coming to you in the near future. You heard it guys, he wants to work Sundays.
  20. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Are those the only ones left?