Not Scheduled to Work a Saturday—Can I be Forced?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by LaTulla, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. LaTulla

    LaTulla New Member

    Alright guys, I realize peak season is upon us, but I have to ask:

    I was not scheduled to work this Saturday, like most of our center. Center management informed us we would be working, but again, I was not scheduled to work.

    Can I be forced to work if not scheduled on the Friday before? There seems to be some disagreement.

    edit: I have a prior engagement (refereeing a soccer tournament)
     
  2. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    You said your center team told you that you were working, not sure what the disconnect is. What does your steward say?
     
  3. LaTulla

    LaTulla New Member

    The steward says that we must be scheduled the Friday before and they cannot simply inform us verbally. The disconnect is that I cannot find that in the contract anywhere except where it says that an employee shall not be disciplined for tardiness if the employer fails to post a start time.
     
  4. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    What supplement are you under? Different areas have different rules about situations like this.
     
  5. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    Central you have to be scheduled the Friday before. Ask from the top force from the bottom.
     
  6. Wrong

    Wrong :))

    Tell them to bring it on, you’ll be at your house they are welcome to come force you into work.
     
  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Bang in, problem solved.
     
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  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Unless the soccer tournament is being held in his backyard he will not be at his house.

    To the OP-------announcements made during a PCM are the same as information posted on a bulletin board. Enjoy your day at work.
     
  9. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    Not when it comes to start times.... being posted by the contract.
     
  10. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Don't show up
    Nothing they can do
     
  11. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    "Forced" lol UPS culture and subconscious beatings
     
  12. Analbumcover

    Analbumcover ControlPkgs

    I love how when Upstate says anything, the following response is you saying its the opposite :lol:
     
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  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    All that is required is 24 hours notice-----does not state that it has to be written.
     
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  14. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    Where does the Upstate/West New York Rider say that ?
     
  15. A 24hr notice is needed to change a posted scheduled start time, if they want you to start earlier than it says.

    My union rep say if it's on the schedule Friday to work next Saturday, then they expect you to go in. But if told on Friday that "we need you to work tomorrow", then just basically tell them to :censored2: themselves.
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2019
  16. JustDeliverIt

    JustDeliverIt Active Member

    In Upstate NY, it's 24 hours notice for changes of 20 minutes or less and 72 hours notice for changes over 20 minutes
     
  17. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    I really wanted @UpstateNYUPSer to answer that....

    :biggrin:
     
  18. Netsua 3:16

    Netsua 3:16 Stop being a little bitch

    Just go in these 4 Saturday’s and stop complaining. Gotta pick your battles. This is peak. 3 weeks out of your life. Time to make some money.
     
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  19. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Negative goose .

    This is time I spend with my family . Kids grow up and missing the time when they are young and still have that Christmas joy in their eyes is priceless .
     
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  20. Netsua 3:16

    Netsua 3:16 Stop being a little bitch

    See someone like you would just call in. No problem. I get like that at times throughout the year where I’m like “f that.” I have no problem with people not wanting to work extra around here, I usually avoid extra work at all costs. Never volunteer. It’s just a choice I make to be all in during peak and cash as much as I can.
    I keep seeing all these “can they force me in on my day off” posts and of course, the answer is NO. Nobody can force you to do anything. If you don’t want to work, call in and bring your lube with you on Monday. No skin off my back. You won’t get fired. You won’t get in huge trouble as long as you have sick days to burn. But if you’re new and complaining about working Saturdays during peak.....might not be a good job for you.