Coronavirus

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Jumpin Jack Flash, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. Jumpin Jack Flash

    Jumpin Jack Flash Active Member

    What are the Union and UPS’s plan for an infected employee at a facility? This could spread like wildfire at UPS. We all know safety is UPS and the Unions number 1 priority.
     
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  2. yadadamean116

    yadadamean116 Active Member

    Adjust to changing conditions
     
  3. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Expect the unexpected
     
  4. Justaloader

    Justaloader Active Member

    Lol don't be surprised if brown rubber gloves become part of the uniform......at the employee's expense, of course.
     
  5. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    How would that happen ?
     
  6. Justaloader

    Justaloader Active Member

    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.
     
  7. Jumpin Jack Flash

    Jumpin Jack Flash Active Member

    let it be noted that Big Union Guys first concern is gloves. Oh lord my union dues.
     
  8. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    Umm.... no.


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

    Justaloader Active Member

    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 :censored2: 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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  10. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    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-
     
  11. Jumpin Jack Flash

    Jumpin Jack Flash Active Member

    Big Union concerns over coronavirus are gloves and socks. He’ll tell us to wash our hands next. Our union is trash.
     
  12. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Well you're a PT sup now. What are you doing about it?
     
  13. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    they are gonna handout masks the problem is they didn’t order enough so you have to share with preload and twilight
     
  14. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    It's funny because its true
     
  15. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    What is Ups’s plan for the seasonal flu outbreak that happens every single year?
     
  16. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    PT air drivers.
     
  17. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    That seems to be your centers answer for everything lol
     
  18. Jumpin Jack Flash

    Jumpin Jack Flash Active Member

    America has a flu shot. Do you not have insurance?
     
  19. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

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  20. I have been lurking

    I have been lurking Masked and ready

    He's paying $109 for Purell
     
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