Forced Sixth Punch for Part-Timers?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by wilberforce15, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. wilberforce15

    wilberforce15 Active Member

    Can a part-timer be required to work six days?

    A midnight shift, normally Sun-Thurs, is suddenly requiring a Saturday sort and calling it "mandatory."

    There are dozens of guys that have second and third jobs already on the weekends. Both their second employer and UPS are threatening discipline or firing for not showing up.

    People build their entire lives and schedules around the workdays and hours for these jobs, and you can't just make a day up out of thin air to require. The jobs were compatible, and then UPS almost makes these guys choose which job they get to keep.
     
  2. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Call out sick
     
  3. wilberforce15

    wilberforce15 Active Member

    They've been threatening to call that job abandonment. Which won't stick. But they're fired up enough it may get a bit ugly, and I don't have the greatest faith in my union leadership.

    And, some of these guys, through their own fault, are a little bit into the discipline process for other things and this could tip some scales.
     
  4. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    They can call it job abandonment all they want but you called in and have a record of it. It's also peak and won't fire you for it and if they do enjoy the back pay. No local is going to lose that case.

    Also if it came down to losing my second job. I think I'd be so stressed out I'd get a back injury and have to go on work comp for the rest of peak. :)
     
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  5. Ghost in the Darkness

    Ghost in the Darkness Active Member

    Call their bluff... they're just trying to make as many people feel obligated to show as possible. If you have another job then go.
     
  6. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

  7. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    just call off
     
  8. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    What supplement are you covered by ?
     
  9. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Who cares?

    Isn't it about time that the Company and Union recognize that a part time employee doesn't have the same level of commitment as a full time employee??

    By definition, doesn't "part time" imply that these employees have other interests outside their prescribed shift and regular hours???
     
  10. gorilla75jdw

    gorilla75jdw Active Member

    Unless they come to your residence, put a gun to your head and " force you to come to work" , you are not forced in . Wtf , think for yourself .