optional question

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by upsgrunt, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    Here's a question that I couldn't get an answer to in my center. I am in Local 710 and I took an optional day on Friday August 1st. I didn't have any optional days left from the previous year, but usually we get our "new" ones on Aug. 1st. Our local had a handshake agreement, but not a signed contract on the 1st and I didn't get paid for the optional on yesterday's paycheck. Was this because we weren't under a signed contract? Will that optional be paid when we vote on the contract, or will that day just go down as "scheduled off" forever?

  2. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Nothing goes into effect until the contract gets ratified, not sure if they will pay you day. But your raises will be in a retro check. Call your hall/agent.
  3. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    Wouldnt he get his option days with his vaca on his anniversary date?
  4. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    I thought optional days went from Aug 1st to July 31st.
  5. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Now that all depends on your contract, here in 705 it is january 1st, and it was may 1st for your optional vavation, but we now changed that to january 1st to.
  6. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    My optional days refresh on my company seniority date. My vacation and option weeks refresh on my driver seniority date.
  7. dillweed

    dillweed Well-Known Member

    I'm 710 and we get new optionals on August 1. Don't know how they'd handle it without a contract. Contacting your union is a good idea and also keep a record of the date and the fact that you had signed up for the optional. If they didn't pay you the optional should still be there for you later.
  8. speeddemon

    speeddemon Guest

    Like EVERYTHING else with UPS, its subject to how UPS wants it to read.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This illustrates yet another reason why all UPSers should be governed by a single NMA with local supplements as needed.
  10. The OMS most likely forgot to code out your option day. I always make sure options or sick days are coded out the next day when I use one.
  11. backinbrown

    backinbrown respect my authority

    My bet would be they just put him under scheduled off
  12. mthbstr8

    mthbstr8 New Member

    Hear! Hear! Now that makes sense!
  13. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    You did get new ones on august first under the old contract. Your old contract has expired and your new one has not been approved yet. Your in a contactual twilight zone right now pending approval of the new contract.