Lack of work, not sure what to do

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Sabonitz, Jan 9, 2019 at 8:07 AM.

  1. PeytonBlue86

    PeytonBlue86 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Hey all,

    Been with ups since July. Preloaded for two months and became a peak driver sept-dec. My question is, with having preload senority, paying my dues, is it correct for them not to have me come in for preload shift? They have worked me 1-2 days the last two weeks. I'm thinking of filing for partial unemployment because with my dues being taken out, I'm not even clearing 100$ a paycheck for my region.

    Any suggestions or tips are welcomed. I want to stick this out for the long run. I realize it's a marathon and not a sprint.
     
  2. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    If that is you in the picture you need to change it quick.
    It protects your identity.
     
  3. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    hang in there it takes time
     
  4. PeytonBlue86

    PeytonBlue86 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Done and done. Thanks for the heads up
     
  5. burrheadd

    burrheadd Esquire

    Do you pay dues?
     
  6. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Yes file for unemployment.
     
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  7. PeytonBlue86

    PeytonBlue86 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    I have been since August. Not sure if this would be considered a grievance because I know people who were hired specifically for peak preload are working more hours in a week than I have in 2 weeks.
     
  8. burrheadd

    burrheadd Esquire

    Find a steward not Stewart or Stuart and tell him you’d like to grieve this situation

    Then do it
     
  9. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    So are they not having you work preload because you might drive since you’re a seasonal driver?
     
  10. PeytonBlue86

    PeytonBlue86 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    They're not really even having me do preload either. I havent driven since the Friday before Christmas. I was a helper for 2 days last week(which they gave me the wrong rate, lower than my preload rate) and have only done a day of preload this week. I was supposed to work this morning but I was told not to come in because volume wasnt as much as they expected.
     
  11. PeytonBlue86

    PeytonBlue86 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    I'll contact him again. I had to speak to him back in August when I had a problem with school.
     
  12. Faceplanted

    Faceplanted Well-Known Member

    You should be working preload as that is your assigned shift. They need to notify you 24hr prior if you are needed to drive the next day. You probably won’t be driving again until summer vacations, maybe even not until next peak.

    Thanks for skipping your lunch and running off the stops during peak though!!!
     
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  13. PeytonBlue86

    PeytonBlue86 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


    Yeah I prepared myself for the lack of driving but not the whole preload thing. And you're totally welcome! I do have to say, I already miss my regulars and having my delivery ritual
     
  14. Faceplanted

    Faceplanted Well-Known Member

    Report to preload on time tomorrow and demand your part time guarantee.
     
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  15. PeytonBlue86

    PeytonBlue86 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Question tho, say it I were to file for partial unemployment because I havent been anywhere near my hours, is that an automatic target on my back?
     
  16. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Don’t file for unemployment. Show up to work and demand your hours. If they send you home file to be paid.

    Target be damned if you don’t stand up for yourself this company will walk all over you.
     
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  17. cachmeifucan

    cachmeifucan Well-Known Member

    Just go to work don't say anything and start working. Just act like someone told you to come in. Then if they send you home tell them you have more senority don't point fingers tell them to figure that out. Then file
     
  18. Days

    Days Active Member

    He can’t if he has less seniority than other preloaders
     
  19. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    With the rate of turnover, he might be in the top 50% by now.
     
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  20. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    If you're not driving then you should be back at preload.

    If lower seniority preloaders are working then you need to file a grievance for the hours lost by not following seniority.

    If you are afraid of having a target on your back then just stay home and suck your thumb.

    Stop letting them push you around. Once they think they can do it they won't stop.
     
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