Do unloaders have to break jams or can we make Supervisors do it?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by newenglandyankee, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. newenglandyankee

    newenglandyankee New Member

    I work in a New England Hub and constantly have to break jams on the belts in unload while our supervisors sit around doing nothing. My question is do I actually have to break the jams myself or can I make supervisors do it?
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  2. Wontmake9.5

    Wontmake9.5 My job is fun

    supervisors are not suppose to touch packages
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  3. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    the future of the company looks pretty bleek
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  4. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Do you work at UPS to make money?

    Your job is to progress packages. Sort,load,unload and yes break jams.

    Your supervisors job is to make sure you are doing that. Every time he does your job that's less money you are making. So no they don't break jams. Suck it up and break the jams.
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  5. OrionIsDaddy

    OrionIsDaddy Member

    You should go into management
  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

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  7. wilberforce15

    wilberforce15 Active Member

    The only case you have is if it's unsafe to break the jam while the belt is running, you have the right to shut it off to break it safely.

    But yeah, you gotta break it if they tell you to break it.
  8. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Break the jam, dude. That's why you make the big bucks.
  9. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Also do it nice and safe (slowly) :)
  10. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    Article 3 Section 7

    a) The Employer agrees that the function of supervisors is the

    supervision of Employees and not the performance of the work of

    the employees they supervise.

  11. cachmeifucan

    cachmeifucan Well-Known Member

    Break the jam. I know it may suck but if he breaks the jam he is taking away bargaining work and money from you. If it takes you longer to load and break jam you get paid more. I bet you would cry if he loaded the truck then sent you home. New generation sucks.
  12. cachmeifucan

    cachmeifucan Well-Known Member

    Actually you don't have to break the jam you could always quit or go supervisor.
  13. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Work faster and there won’t be any jams

    Problem solved
  14. Sweeper

    Sweeper Where’s the broom?

    Safety 1st. Every single time you do something that seems the least bit odd or different take pause. Think to yourself is this safe? Take the time to do it in the safest manner possible. If you can’t figure out what is the safest way ask for your supervisor to demonstrate the task in a safe manner, and take the time to watch. If you still don’t think it is safe bring it up to your safety committee, go up the management food chain or go the Union route. You get paid by the hour. Don’t get hurt!
  15. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    That can't be me. That gezzer has pants on.
  16. The Range

    The Range In too deep

    Your supervisor won't break jams? Here, they do everything to avoid employees breaking their own jams. You mean you can't load at 500 pph while breaking your own jams every 30 seconds? You must not be using proper methods.
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    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

  18. dudebro

    dudebro Well-Known Member

    Advance packages. Supervisor can touch the hell out of a package as long as theyre not advancing it, or performing bargaining unit work.
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  19. RetiredIE

    RetiredIE Member

    Wow. That is kind of like asking "Do unloaders have to unload packages or can I make supervisors do it?" As long as it is safe to do so, you have too. If you see a sup breaking jams, you should grieve it.
  20. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Unless they have an hourly watching them "instruct" how to break a jam.