Coronavirus, Union & UPS's plan

Justaloader

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How would that happen ?

Where there is a will, there is a way. Granted, I was being sarcastic, but, I wouldn't be surprised if the Safety division isn't already in talk with the Teamsters about an interim addendum to modify the uniform in an effort to "protect" workers....aka keep them from getting sick while at work and claiming worker's comp. (which, would be ironic if the claims weren't processed due to Liberty Mutual being closed to prevent it's own staff from being subject to the spread of it). It's almost comical how people are reacting to this whole thing.
 

Justaloader

Well-Known Member
Umm.... no.


My concern is why @Justaloader thinks he would be expected to pay for them.

Mind you - I load trailers in the evenings, so I don't have any first hand knowledge of required uniforms. The only things they require us twilight guys to have is boots. That said, from what I read here, it seems folks have to buy their own uniforms (socks is a frequent topic). Is that not accurate? If you don't have to buy your own uniforms, then I apologize and admit my mistake.

That said, many discussions with folks in my hub that have been there a long time have revealed that UPS used to give out hats, shirts, gloves, all kinds of different things to the employees. However, over the last few years, all of that has gone away. My hub doesn't give out anything, which is a shame really. You'd be surprised how far something as simple as a shirt or gloves goes for employee morale. Granted, there is an argument to be made as for the cost to the company for those items, and one could say "well, you come in and work, you get paid...and that's the end of it"....and of course there is always the question of the company actually giving a * about morale. I can see the mentality of "who cares if people are happy - so long as the work is getting done, screw 'em".
 
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BigUnionGuy

Got the T-Shirt
That said, from what I read here, it seems folks have to buy their own uniforms (socks is a frequent topic). Is that not accurate?


The company provides the uniforms.

Purchasing the socks, is (kind of) a requirement since the inception of shorts.

(which is loosely enforced)


"Effective May 1, 1994, short uniform trousers will be provided as an option for package and feeder drivers at no cost to the employee. Such shorts may only be worn in compliance with uniform and appearance standards established by the Employer."


https://teamster.org/sites/default/files/ups18nationalmaster.pdf


And I do mean "loosely enforced".

The company policy was "no tattoos".... but they changed that.



-Bug-
 
The company provides the uniforms.

Purchasing the socks, is (kind of) a requirement since the inception of shorts.

(which is loosely enforced)


"Effective May 1, 1994, short uniform trousers will be provided as an option for package and feeder drivers at no cost to the employee. Such shorts may only be worn in compliance with uniform and appearance standards established by the Employer."


https://teamster.org/sites/default/files/ups18nationalmaster.pdf


And I do mean "loosely enforced".

The company policy was "no tattoos".... but they changed that.



-Bug-
Big Union concerns over coronavirus are gloves and socks. He’ll tell us to wash our hands next. Our union is trash.
 

Brownslave688

You want a toe? I can get you a toe.
America has a flu shot. Do you not have insurance?
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