In case of “health emergency” (coronavirus)

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by undies, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. Over70irregs

    Over70irregs Active Member

    Went to store yesterday and several shelves were depleted. I mentioned it to the checker and she said it was like armageddon all day.
     
  2. RealPerson

    RealPerson Active Member


    Winner Winner This Virus hasn't infected very many yet. If it gets as many sick as the Flu does, and the death rate stays at 3% something then the death numbers will dwarf the flu. Warm weather is coming as this tends to stop these type of things...
     
  3. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    The worlds population needs thinning out anyway.
     
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  4. Boywondr

    Boywondr The truth never changes.

    Dont get your @undies in a knot. I'm trying to find a way to get a green vest on this suit so I can pretrip.tenor-3.gif
     
  5. Wontmake9.5

    Wontmake9.5 My job is fun

    I asked a friend about the weather thing since he is a doctor and he told me since it is a novel virus, it won’t be a seasonal thing. We don’t have antibodies for it so it’ll just pass from host to host. Said best thing you can do is learn to not touch your face and wash you hands
     
  6. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Tell your doctor to stick to his GP practice and leave the specialties to the specialists.

    The infectious disease specialists have no idea how the weather will affect this virus.

    Some say that if it follows the characteristics of the rest of the family, the warm weather will affect it. Some say it may not.

    Bottom line, they have no clue. Did this friend doctor tell you he stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night?
     
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  7. Wontmake9.5

    Wontmake9.5 My job is fun

    Yes he did as a matter of fact
     
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  8. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    I don't believe in viruses
     
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  9. cachmeifucan

    cachmeifucan Well-Known Member

    5 schools closed in Pennsylvania 1 in Chicago are you a Democrat or something. They don't close school for the flu. You are the naive one.
     
  10. cachmeifucan

    cachmeifucan Well-Known Member

    .1 get the flu die. The mortality rate goes up daily from 3% to 5% some as high as 20%. And people that tested positive then negative are dying and or retested positive.
     
  11. cachmeifucan

    cachmeifucan Well-Known Member

    What part of country do you live in
     
  12. Over70irregs

    Over70irregs Active Member

    Where the union is strong and grievances are encouraged. File my brothers and sisters.
     
  13. dogs.bite.me

    dogs.bite.me Active Member

    fact is, they have done heat testing on the virus.

    in the temps we have now, the virus can survive up to 6 hours on a metal surface.

    when it was put under heat to simulate the summer temps, it survived merely 6 minutes.
     
  14. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Corporate saw this and will be getting A/C put in all trucks and cargo areas within the next month
     
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  15. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

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  16. cachmeifucan

    cachmeifucan Well-Known Member

    Mers and Sars could last on some surface up to 9 days
     
  17. Wontmake9.5

    Wontmake9.5 My job is fun

    Curious where you read that? Mind sharing the source? Mers originated in the Middle East where is extremely hot. It also is a Coronavirus so doesn’t really help the whole summer will help is situation. I’m no expert but I did stay at a holiday inn express a few times.
     
  18. cachmeifucan

    cachmeifucan Well-Known Member

    1 union steward just settled over 30000 $ worth of supervisor working grievances. And she was the one with the least amount. I had many coworkers get checks for over 1000 after taxes. I only got 150$. I like my full-time supervisor he is a good guy. But I told him it's hard to pass on the free money so I'm going to file everything I see and told him don't take it personal. He said he understands and he won't retaliate.
     
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  19. cachmeifucan

    cachmeifucan Well-Known Member

    But the fact that the company is willing to finally settle thousands of grievances worth over 100,000 makes me nervous that the layoffs may be coming I'm not worried I got 24 years but others should be worried.
     
  20. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    . What the hell are you talking about