Laid Off Driver question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Laid Off, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. Laid Off

    Laid Off Guest

    I was told I could work 4 hours on the preload and 4 hours on the reload each day I am laid off. Can someone tell me if i have to work both shifts? each day? I was sent home one day because I did not work the preload.
  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    If you want your guaranteed 8 hrs you have to work all of it.
  3. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you may have been a no call no show on the preload
  4. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Drivers in our center that were laid off this spring were allowed to work only one of the two shifts. Maybe it's a problem that they expected you to work two shifts and you didn't tell them you only wanted to work one.
  5. Braveheart

    Braveheart New Member

    You have the right to work both shifts to get your 8 hours.

    I would say work both to get all the hours credited towards the pension. I think there is a new requirement for a minimum number of hours to credit for the whole year.

    You also need 156 reports to get your vacation and sick days for 2009.

    Good luck. If everyone that is laid off just says no problem i will work 4 hours a day, they will expand the layoffs like a tidal wave.

    We must hold the line.
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2008
  6. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    In the Southern Supplement we are guaranteed 8 hours by double shifting and we keep our driving pay rate as long as the layoff doesn't last more than 7 consecutive days. After the 7th consecutive day the pay is changed to what we'd be making in the hub as a part-timer based on our seniority.
  7. pkg-king

    pkg-king New Member

    The layoffs in our center don't ever hit the fulltime driver. Plenty of pt cover-drivers to layoff, they only get the option to work the reload.
  8. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Pkg king, with all these pt cover drivers when was the last time a new ftime driver was hired in your center?
  9. beefybudds

    beefybudds Member

    I just have to give my input to this layoff thread...

    First my location is minnesota

    This comming up week there are 3 of us drivers being laid off.
    In order to get our eight hours we can work the preload and reload shift.
    Our pay while being a laid off driver is the pay of a fulltime inside job $23 and some change.
    Myself and the the third guy are what we call cut drivers in our center, we run cut cars and cover for vacations while the middle guy being laid off has his own route.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2008
  10. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    yea you have to do that 4 hr then 4 hour feel lucky you get that much people are doing in our bld . pt workers only get 4 hrs .
  11. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    As of ratification of our contract any laid off employee will keep their current rate of pay, sounds like this needs to be added to the nma.
  12. beefybudds

    beefybudds Member

    Wouldnt that be nice. Under the last contract if we were laid off we got paid what we would be making if we were pt. So for us the ft inside wages is a plus :) But it still sucks. Last ft hire was over 2 years ago :(
    Our pay for layoff is addresed in the central region rider
  13. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    This has been in our supplement for over 20 years.
  14. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Well it looks like not everyone has this. Why should you have it but not others?
  15. lurker

    lurker Guest

    There are different sets of pay scales(rules) based on if you have made top scale or not.
  16. Mcleod

    Mcleod Guest

    When I was on layoff for about 1/2 of last joke, I filed unemployment on them. They didn't like it but I did anyway.
  17. barrycold

    barrycold New Member

    How long can a driver get laid off for? Isn't there work all the time for drivers.
  18. UPS Lifer

    UPS Lifer Well-Known Member

    I smell a troll!

    Since when can you work 8 hours (4 preload and 4 reload) when you are laid off?

    Where was the reference to combo job?

    If it were a combo job it would have to start with the reload move into the next day into the preload. Chances are that if there is a reload the am portion is driver load.... and one of the shifts would probably have an open slot (more likely) at the beginning of the week!
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    News bulletin to barrycold--"We are in a recession."
  20. beefybudds

    beefybudds Member

    There are many options when a ft driver gets laid off.
    The option I use is to bump 2 pt people to get my 8 hrs.
    Another option I have is to take a 1 week layoff unpaid and bump into another center which has a driver with less ft driving senority than myself.
    I also believe there are a couple other options but I have only asked about the above 2.
    In our center we have 1 combo job. He has a inside/outside job. He preloads and runs nda. But for months now he has been only getting 5 or so hours a week doing his air part. However he has been luck getting the chance to get all his 8 hrs in one shift. The center manager lets him stay and porter after the preload.