New PT Steward

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Pre-Load Mule, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. Pre-Load Mule

    Pre-Load Mule New Member

    Looking to get any pointers on contract language to mark down in the contract that me as a PT needs to know. I just got it today so Monday would be my first day as an official steward. And pointers would be great.
  2. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Read the contract book and learn it. Also have a chat with a driver Stewart and don't be afraid to call the union hall and talk to the BA.
    Good luck.
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  3. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    Hmmm...You're a steward effective Monday and you got your first contract book today?
    Put your BA's number on speed dial. Congrats and thanks for stepping up.
  4. hyena

    hyena Well-Known Member

    Stick up for the members, don't make deals. Remember your job is to ENFORCE the contract, not make agreements.
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  5. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    Articles 4 and 6. Article 3, Section 7. Article 37, Sec 1. Any articles pertaining to seniority in your supplement.
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  6. hyena

    hyena Well-Known Member

    Stewart, really?
  7. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Stfu and let me drink in peace.
  8. hyena

    hyena Well-Known Member

    Fu on topic d*. ( btw I'm reporting you)
  9. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Thanks. And I'm glad your vacation is over.

    Now stfu
  10. hyena

    hyena Well-Known Member

    Can't hear you over my blue moon dave..
  11. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Sorry Dennis the are going bub bye.
  12. hyena

    hyena Well-Known Member

    Good good now stfu Dean
  13. dookie stain

    dookie stain Cornfed whiteboy

    You guys have no respect
  14. Gumby

    Gumby *

    I'm on ignore .. but that isn't gonna stop me.

    He will get his troll badge before I get banned
  15. hyena

    hyena Well-Known Member

    I keep telling that pos @IVE GOTTA PACKAGE 4U but what can you do?
  16. hyena

    hyena Well-Known Member

    Me too ! I earned my badge of the honor this week lmao!
  17. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    We are all on ignore
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  18. Gumby

    Gumby *

    I got a badge to shove somewhere .

    Nobody messes with my girlfriend @toonertoo
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  19. DriverNerd

    DriverNerd Active Member

    I just went through this with my ex wife. She became a steward a few months ago and had so many questions for me and still has them occasionally. Be like her and find a good friend/colleague who know their union stuff (a past steward would be very helpful too). Get out your union book and read it, but really focus on the things that pertain to you. ie. if you're not dealing with drivers, just skim through that stuff. My ex highlighted the areas that she had to use for grievances and that way can find them easy when they come up again. Also have at least 2 or 3 contract books at home/work for when the spine breaks, and have it in a handy location.

    Be nice to your teamster friends, but make things clear. My ex had a hard time telling people not to bother her on her break, but now is clear. And know that an employee off the clock can bother you on the clock about union related items, but if they are getting paid it's stealing time. If the employee is on the clock, she tells people to go back to work until they have punched out then come see her (unless it's a safety issue or is having a meeting with a supervisor and is required).

    Get to know how grievances should be worded and be friends with your BA. Don't become friends with all PT employee full time supervisors, but don't become their enemy either. You'll be there to assist your fellow union member, so speak directly from the contract. Don't make anything up. If you don't know an answer, just say you don't know, but then find out. There is no shame in not knowing. You will learn.

    A steward that respects and follows the contract is the best kind.
  20. gorilla75jdw

    gorilla75jdw Active Member