Forced to work on Memorial Day

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Cincypackagehandler, May 20, 2014.

  1. Today in PCM here in local 100 we were told that working Memorial Day will be mandatory for the day sort. It will be paid double time so quite frankly I'm pretty happy about it. But can they just make you come in on a day like Memorial Day? That's a pretty big holiday for some people with lost loved ones in the military or what not. I know most people will grill out and drink some beers but I thought it was a little strange they're forcing people to work on this Holiday. There were more than a pew PTers that were not happy.
  2. Nobody can force a grow ass man to work any day that they don't want to.
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  3. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    you can have 3 no call no shows in a nine month period and not get fired. That's what my full time sup told me and a bunch of others
  4. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    Here, our Day Sort works Sunday night roughly 1700-2000 and then Noon M-TH. So Memorial Day would be your Sunday.
  5. UPSjacks84

    UPSjacks84 Member

    What you do is you walk straight in your center, find a belt, then take a massive :censored2: on it and walk out of the building and go grill some steaks.
  6. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    What constitutes "massive"?
  7. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    At least three solid stool ,AND 3 inch in diameter

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  8. 'Lord Brown's bidding'

    'Lord Brown's bidding' Well-Known Member

    Or just call off, aka call in "sick". However, you don't have to feign an illness, as you do not have to tell them WHY you are calling out. Just that you will be unable to come in that day. That way you don't put yourself on the NCNS progression.
  9. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    Same local as you and I am working Monday too, but I volunteered since I'm not on day sort. Double time plus holiday pay plus 30-35 hours the rest of the week equals a good paycheck.
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

  11. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

  12. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    At least for me, were I to volunteer for such a shift here in the Southern Region, I'd get straight time plus holiday. Being forced to work would net me double time and holiday.

    Might want to check that yourself. Volunteering usually puts people at straight time as most of the language I've seen for working holidays includes a word like "forced."
  13. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    To add a little more, "Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, seniority employees required to work on any of the above named holidays shall
    receive double the regular hourly rate for all hours worked"

    Granted it says required and not forced, and it's a partial excerpt, but it helps get my point across. Article 60 section 4 of the Southern supplement. The rest of section 4 is just guaranteed hours.
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    I'll post next week and then Memorial Day will be 12 months and Thannksgiving will be 6 months.
  15. Big Bad Wolf

    Big Bad Wolf Active Member

    Anyone being forced on Festivus?

    Where are you pigs now?
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  16. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    They have always paid us double time whether we are volunteer or not. The common reason is if they didn't they wouldn't get knowledgable drivers to work it and get stuck with rookies, paying them double anyways. It is also possiable that they considered required to work falls under everyone is required to work if they volunteer or not. Either way I have always received double time, forced or not.
  17. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Coming from someone called turdferguson I'd say that's official.
  18. Check and make sure it's double time for you. I talked to the main boss on Day Sort today and he said the only way they would approve this to be a day where the employees make double time was to make it a forced work day and designate it a "day sort only" operation. He said that he was going to try to keep it strictly day sort workers in because he wouldn't be able to promise twilight or any other employees from a different sort double time.
  19. Finally the one is here that the prophecy foretold.
  20. Big Bad Wolf

    Big Bad Wolf Active Member

    Anyone asked to work Memorial Day yet? Still waiting.......

    Where are you pigs now?