Lunch in a right to work state

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Anonymous89, Nov 12, 2017.


Do i have to take a lunch in a right to work state?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    5 vote(s)
  1. Anonymous89

    Anonymous89 New Member

    So i just started driving about 2 weeks ago and i have found that i can eat just fine during my breaks and maintain a good pace throughout the day, however managment was telling me that lunch is required but all my fellow drivers are saying otherwise. I had my supervisor approach me saying that she coded me out for a 30 min lunch that i didnt take. My question is do i have to take a lunch and is what my supervisor did illegal since i didnt take one. Right to work states are weird.
  2. Rack em

    Rack em Well-Known Member

    You are required to take your uninterrupted meal period per the contract.
  3. 2033

    2033 Well-Known Member

    But the company is required to pay you for all time worked. Your sup shouldn't have coded you for a lunch you didn't take, but you could be disciplined for not taking a lunch. Bit of a catch 22.
  4. PappyLand

    PappyLand Member

    You’ll never make book if you can’t scratch and take an hour lunch.
  5. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Some states may still automatically take 30 out of your time for lunch.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Single digit midget!

    The meal break length varies based on supplement but you are correct in that you won't make book unless you can scratch and take your full meal break.
  7. badpal

    badpal Active Member

    I am in a right to work state, its usually a sandwich. Except Fridays when I celebrate with a Caseys hamburger.
  8. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Does right to work give one the right to falsify?

    Guys are working through breaks, and coding in that they took them, which is a violation of federal law.
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  9. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    work as instructed

    just take your lunch at the end of the day; most drivers i know take it at the building
  10. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    We can't at the end of day. 11:00 through 3:00 only.
  11. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Anyway, why are we always adjusting and not the company? If you cannot take lunch, something is very wrong.

    Let them start us earlier or take work off.
  12. rod

    rod retired and happy

  13. Rack em

    Rack em Well-Known Member

    Which one of you dinguses voted no lol?
  14. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    in southern RTW states it's a free-for-all
  15. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    A class action suit would solve this problem fast. It would be so easy for a computer forensic team armed with a court order to uncover those working while on break.
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  16. scooby0048

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    It's no different for piss breaks. You don't think those in the crystal palace know that drivers are pissing into bottles instead of being able, comfortable with, or encouraged to break route and go to a sanitary place?

    They have had suits brought against them for lunch breaks, harassment, and whatever else but that still hasn't solved anything.
  17. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    In central, it is 11-3 but not enforced other than to say take your break before return to building.
  18. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    We can split lunch into 4 pieces at any time of day in the board.
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  19. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    No, they don't. That's the easiest grievance in the world to win.

    That and you can't qualify during the free period are the two UPS myths that just need to die.
  20. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    There's many more.