New Hire Bonus (Sundays required)

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by New-Hire-Grunt, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. New-Hire-Grunt

    New-Hire-Grunt New Member

    Hi. I was a union employee for ~4 years and quit to go to school and came back this year for peak because it listed a $200 attendance bonus for showing up to work that week every day. However, the job was listed as monday-friday. I have been paid bonuses for working monday-friday for 3 weeks but now the supervisors are claiming anyone who doesn't show up Sunday is ineligible for the bonus despite no mention of it before anywhere on the hiring site or during the orientation. Can they arbitrarily change my hours like that for the bonus? The Sunday sort conflicts with my other job and is completely opposite hours of the night sort. Do I have any rights here, or is my only option to quit?
  2. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Don’t show up and see what happens
  3. New-Hire-Grunt

    New-Hire-Grunt New Member

    Sunday is still optional. I won't be fired for not showing but they say I will no longer get the bonus and honestly working for the base pay without it isn't worth it to me. I only came back for the bonus
  4. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    See ya
  5. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 Fight the power.

    Don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out!!
  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Skool is a waste of time.
  7. New-Hire-Grunt

    New-Hire-Grunt New Member

    Such a crappy union. All they care about is the drivers PT workers are still making minimum wage and unwilling to invest any effort to help the people working their ass off
  8. Sweeper

    Sweeper Where’s the broom?

    Here any “bonus pay” is beyond the contractual rate. If you’ve got it in writing what your “bonus pay” entails and ups refuses to honor it you may have a case with your states fair labor board. Good luck staying on after peak season if you haven’t made it back onto the list yet. My recommendation would be to work the hours you can and if the hours you worked entitle you to the bonus and you don’t receive “bonus pay” start ratcheting up the pressure. How far you’re willing to go is up to you.

    Edit: Working for UPS is like trying to play a board game with a seven year old. They keep changing the rules!
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2018
  9. cachmeifucan

    cachmeifucan Well-Known Member

    File a wage claim with department of labor. Or go in Sunday then claim a "legitimate injury" tell them no clinic necessary.
  10. browndevil

    browndevil Well-Known Member

    Came back for Peak? Sounds like you are a seasonal hire. Did you join the union? Correct me if I am wrong.
  11. CoolStoryBro

    CoolStoryBro Active Member

    The union won't touch bonus pay. That's between you and UPS. Do what is in your best interest.
  12. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    The bonus was not negotiated by the union. The company offers it and because of that they can stop it when ever they want. So yes quit.