Don't even bring up the "are you going to pay me to study" issue. Wait for them to discipline because they have absolutely no case and will lose horribly. Don't tell them how to do their jobs or explain anything about the contract to them, let them find out the hard way.
I read 2 posts in this stream that misrepresent to the general BC population the proper course of action. This post was one of them.
Why would anyone tell a brother Teamster to "wait for them to discipline" (you). I am appalled to think that someone on this forum is advocating negative confrontation that will bring both sides a poor result. I can't even put into words how this sickens me.
The one positive aspect that I see and have seen through out the threads is that common sense prevails from the general BC population. The majority always seems to have good advice and realistic solutions to concerns that are brought up. My only fear is that impressionable folks can see through the negative and possibly detrimental advice a small percentage seem to advocate.
1. Study on company time - Ask your supervisor or safety co-chair the best way to work this into the day. Maybe you can attend a safety meeting where the questions are reviewed.
2. The DOK questions are safety related - You, your co-workers and the general public benefit from the knowledge you gain - especially in an emergency!
3. Use good common sense - always seek information, instruction and guidance from more than one person and then formulate your action.
4. Listen to the voice of reason
1. Listen to those that say it isn't in the contract so you don't have to do it. The contract wasn't meant to cover every aspect with specific language. There are many areas that have general language that cover those areas that are not specifically addressed. ....and where language is vague or left open to interpretation there is a dispute resolution process (grievance machinery).
2. Seek to be disciplined
3. Handle situations in a negative or combative or confrontational manner