Changing Our Holidays

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by HEFFERNAN, Nov 2, 2010.


    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    I was thinking today about our UPS holidays while delivering during election day. UPS considers Columbus Day and Veterans Day as working holidays. It makes no sense on any level to consider Columbus Day a holiday, but UPS pays us double to work that day.

    Here's my idea : Move our working holiday to MLK day in January. More businesses are closed that day anyways and actually since UPS is based out of Atlanta (a big civil-rights city), a better PR move would be to make it a non-working holiday. This would force more businesses to close for the day and turn it into a national holiday on the lines of Thanksgiving and New Years Day.

    I know it would have to be structured in a new contract but I think it's a trailblazing idea and would have to make Fed-Ex take that day off too (BAD PR) so we wouldn't lose business anyways. Postal service is off regardless.

    Just a thought
  2. j4ck4zz

    j4ck4zz Member

    you get paid double to work Columbus Day?
  3. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    I'm not part of the "us" :(

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    We get paid for the day as a holiday. Then we get paid to work on that day. That's my reasoning in saying we are paid double. I was under the assumption we all had those 2 days referred to as "working holidays" Maybe that is only up here in New England. ??
  5. j4ck4zz

    j4ck4zz Member

    here in the south, those are just 2 regular old days
  6. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    Same thing here in the middle of the country. Just two regular crappy workdays.
  7. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Heff works for IPS not UPS.
    He's a liitle confused.
  8. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    You don't get holiday pay for Columbo Day dude. I'd like to see that paystub or I call BS.
  9. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    I'm outside of Boston. Here we get paid for a holiday on Columbus Day - I have no idea why, since I can't imagine why it's an actual holiday.

    (You think he's cool in Kindergarten, until you learn some facts...).

    If you don't work, you just get paid for the holiday.

    If you work, you really do get paid double.

    It's sort of silly...
  10. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    The New England Supplement has had the following language in it for years:

    Section 1
    The following shall be recognized as paid holidays and all full-time seniority employees shall be paid eight (8) hours straight time pay therefore: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and December 31, irrespective of the day on which the holidays fall. Part-time seniority employees will be paid four (4) hours for the holidays."

    Is "Columbo Day" in honor of the New York La Cosa Nostra Organized Crime Family, or the yogurt?
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I was told that we trade Columbus and Veterans Days for the day after Thanksgiving.

    We are also paid straight time for the above 2 days.
  12. tracker2762

    tracker2762 Active Member

    Years ago we had Columbus Day off and the rest of the week was worst than peak. We traded that holiday for a personal
    day. We've (my center) had the day after Thanksgiving off even before this change.
  13. pbateman

    pbateman New Member

    Just a regular day here in FL
  14. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    None of those are real holidays around here unless you work for the Govt.
  15. The Blackadder

    The Blackadder Are you not amused?

    My area south of Boston gets paid 8 hours plus hours worked for columbus day, and veterans day.

    So it is like double time for the first 8 hours, then you just get time and half after 8 hours.

    MLK and presidents day are just paid as normal day.
  16. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    You guys in the Northeast can now quit whining about the high cost of living. You get 16 hours more pay than us poor saps in the Mid-west.:peaceful:
  17. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    Columbus day and Veteran's day are just another run of the mill days around here. The day I wished we got off is Good Friday.
  18. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    We don't get Columbus Day or Veterans day in Local 177 either.
  19. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    So you could go to church and do the stations of the cross ???
  20. Treegrower

    Treegrower Member

    No. So I can finally quit carrying the cross mgt. gives me each morning.