Apparently contractually they can force us to work through our lunch but we get a big paid 20 min break. The union allowing more 1 sided deals like letting drivers work 6 days a week. I saw the most action out of the union during the election last year where most on the ballots never introduced themselves but when we need them to hear our concerns they’re no where to be found
What supplement are you? Mine has this exact language so don’t go bashing the union, get to a meeting and start reading your contract. You want a quick fix and sometimes things take time.
From Metro Philly Supplement:
The Employer shall have the right to require employees to take a meal period of one (1) hour. The Employer may direct any employ- ee to work all or part of his/her one (1) hour meal period, in which event the employee shall receive twenty (20) minutes to eat on Em- ployer’s time and the employee may not be dismissed one (1) hour early but must be worked to the employee’s regular quitting time, producing a minimum of one (1) hour of overtime pay.
If they force you to skip here you get one hour of OT for the price of 40 mins.