Preloading then driver helping

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by nate4027, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. nate4027

    nate4027 New Member

    I am a veteran preloader but will be soon going out and driver helping after preload. Anyone know the amount of hours I can work driver helping and what the pay is? Thanks, by the way I am from the central plains district.
  2. wgf46

    wgf46 Member

    I'm my region you have to sign up to driver help, pay is $8.50 phr and to my knowledge there is no maximum hrs you can help. Sad we don't get our regular rate.
  3. Southwestern

    Southwestern New Member

    It may vary from region-to-region, but in Central States, the contract guarantees insiders only eight hours between their regular shift + helping. So if you're in a facility in which your regular shift exceeds eight hours, the company doesn't have to utilize you as a helper. But it depends on your coordinator... I had some that strictly enforced the rule, some that would try to keep you with as few hours as possible (in other words, if you worked an 8-hour shift, they'd assign you to the a route with the fewest hours) and others that simply didn't care unless you exceeded 12 (now 13) hours (at that point, you get flagged on a print out).
  4. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    When I loaded and jumped the was no max. I worked unbelievable amount of hours Christmas week my first Christmas. and I was a seasonal hire.
  5. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    please see that how you preload affects the drivers day.....
  6. gostillerz

    gostillerz Member

    There's no hour limit since you're not driving. Figure everything after 5 hours on preload is overtime, and everything after 8 combining both jobs. If they say you can only be with a driver for 3 hours, I'd tell whoever does the helper stuff in the morning you want to help out another guy if they need it. You can make some really good money in December.
  7. AZBrown

    AZBrown Teamster by choice

    They don't pay overtime, cause they can hire any schmuck for $8.50
    At least in the SW
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    In my center preference is given to insiders when they start hiring helpers; however, they also limit their hours as they hate to pay OT to helpers.
  9. nate4027

    nate4027 New Member

    Dr. Brown, I use to be a driver so I know how it is.
  10. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    the preloader I have now has been there 16 years and was trained WAY before EDD... a perfect load everyday... she's badass!!

    too bad she can't work summers
  11. AZBrown

    AZBrown Teamster by choice

    We get preference too, but I thought no OT was a national agreement, must be just SW?
  12. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    No where that I know of pays overtime after 8 hours combined.
  13. midwest brown

    midwest brown Member

    I get ot after 8 combined