Guaranteed 8

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by 1989NW, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. 1989NW

    1989NW Member

    I have seen people on here say that FT drivers are guaranteed 8 hrs a day. The bottom 5 seniority drivers at my center have to call in every morning to see if they are working. Can someone on here explain to me and help me to understand how we are guaranteed 8 hrs of work if there are not enough routes running for all the FT drivers to be driving?
     
  2. The 8 hour guarantee is if you work
     
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  3. 1989NW

    1989NW Member

    Got it. Thanks
     
  4. Back first

    Back first Active Member

    You shouldn’t have to call in every morning. They should give you 24 hour notice in you will be laid off.
     
  5. 1989NW

    1989NW Member

    But does it state that in the contract?
     
  6. AlliSeeisBrown

    AlliSeeisBrown Active Member

    Yes. Check your local supplement to verify.
     
  7. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    It might, but you are more likely to work if you call 1 hour before start time. They will then know who calls in sick.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Single digit midget!

    Casuals have to call in unless already scheduled to work.

    You are guaranteed 8 only if you are put on road.
     
  9. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    I am guaranteed 8 if I show up to work. Because I’m not showing up if I’m not working.
     
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  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Single digit midget!

    Show up guarantee is only 4 hours.
     
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  11. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    This may be true where you are. In my region it's 8hrs guaranteed if you are on the schedule.

    Which because of PT cover drivers means every fulltime driver is guaranteed 8 hours
     
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  12. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    8 hours or bust.....here
     
  13. wide load

    wide load Starting wage is a waste of time.

    For you guys. In NE, there is no “on call” or “only if your on road”.
    You walk in ready to work, if they don’t have anything for ya, you stay! 8 hour guarantee.
     
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  14. BlackCat

    BlackCat Active Member

    Just show up to work. Trust me, if you REALLY wanted to work you could find a volunteer to take the day off.
     
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  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Single digit midget!

    Doing this got my FT seniority in 11 months after hire.
     
  16. BlackCat

    BlackCat Active Member

    The problem today is twofold.

    A. The new guys do not want to learn new routes

    B. Mgmt will not put these guys on routes cold unless absolutely necessary.
     
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  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Single digit midget!

    True and true.
     
  18. Rack em

    Rack em 2018 Brown Cafe Fantasy Football Champion

    Are we in the same center?!
     
  19. BlackCat

    BlackCat Active Member

    I am in 104.. you?
     
  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    But who wants to work 5 days a week?!