Funeral leave

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by 35years, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    My FT sup was really cool (he is a great guy) texted me about my mother-in laws obit because the guys I work with wanted to know (not really). Upper management was probably breaking his chops about verification.
  2. bowhnterdon

    bowhnterdon Active Member

    I was just messing with you,I have people have some with an endless supply of Grandparents..
  3. Heavy Package

    Heavy Package Active Member

    A supervisor texting you about a family obituary for "proof" is not a "great guy".
  4. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    Your opinion. I know different
  5. just chillin'

    just chillin' Rest in peace wooba

    i banged the day she passed and came in the next day and i wasn't ready. had a few emotional moments with guys giving condolences and my boss sent me home. ended up getting guaranteed 8 instead of pay actual which was very cool of him to do i thought. otherwise here its pretty much always been 4 days regardless of travel or weekend for a human death.
  6. Scoot

    Scoot Active Member

    So my mother just died. Got a call on Tues from hospice that she could go anytime. I came off road that day and waited with her until Saturday when she finally passed. Hospice jumped the gun a little but there was no way of knowing.

    Her wishes were no visitation or services. I have nothing to attend at this point. My question: Is there any chance I'm going to get bereavement pay for the 3 days I waited with her? It seems unlikely based on the wording of the contract. Not sure how much leeway they have with that.
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Ask your center manager (not a sup). Some of them actually have a heart when it comes to a death in an employees family. Just my opinion but I would say you probably won't get paid but it never hurts to ask. Sorry for your loss.
  8. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Sorry for your loss.

    The reason you will probably not get paid is because they would have to make a adjustment through payroll. They hate doing that and I've heard they get dinged for it. Still it doesn't hurt to ask.
  9. 35years

    35years Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019
  10. 35years

    35years Well-Known Member

    So I'm a pre 1982 member.
    Do I receive 4 days for all relatives mentioned, or just the "close" group?

    Is the 4 days contingent on travel for a pre-1982 member?

    Thanks Bug.
    Not too many of us pre-1982 guys left!
  11. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Just the immediate family members, initially mentioned.

    It's just a straight 4 days. (paid)

    Any other time off, would be at the discretion of the company. (un-paid)
  12. 35years

    35years Well-Known Member