PT Break

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by PTPunchingBag, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. PTPunchingBag

    PTPunchingBag Member

    In the state of New York, workers of shifts starting between 1pm and 6am that work in connection with a mercantile by law are allowed a 45 minute break. My hub only does a 30 minute break, and I haven’t called Department of Labor because some people don’t want a 45 minute break or is “unfair” to the multi billion dollar company. If I want the 45 minute break permitted by law, am I allowed to refuse work to abide by state law? I understand this is a Union issue and I will be talking to a steward about this today and may even go to DOL
     
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  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Don't waste your time. No way in the world are they going to give inside employees a 45 minute break. Not gonna happen.
     
  3. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Only if there are late trailers.
     
  4. Brown Biscuit

    Brown Biscuit Blind every day

    One time we had a fire in the building and had a nice hour long break outside. Good luck man.
     
  5. watdaflock?

    watdaflock? Well-Known Member

    I hope management finds a reason to fire you.
     
  6. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised the company didn't try to code that as "meal".
     
  7. MattM

    MattM Active Member

    Our 10 minute break happens when we walk in and have our pcm lol.
    We had some new guys who wanted to go by the book precisely. They wanted a break when they wanted to break.
    I think PTers are allowed 10 minutes additional after 3-5 hours of work.
    Learn to work within your means and you’ll find time to break ever 2-3 minutes every hr or so.
     
  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    We had a fire last week and the sup chained the doors and refused to let us leave until all the trucks were loaded. I still don't have eyebrows .
     
  9. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    How about follow the contract and take break when it says.
     
  10. Wrong

    Wrong :))

    If it really is New York law, they won’t really have a choice. It’s one of the few businesses that can’t just flee that rat infested :censored2: hole.
     
  11. Wrong

    Wrong :))

    Do it for the lols. I would.
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    It's not.
     
  13. Justaloader

    Justaloader Active Member

    New York Meal and Rest Break Laws

    What's interesting - this doesn't state which law trumps which - if federal law is the rule, or if state law is the rule. I only say that because there are times where, depending on when one or the other was written, state may trump federal and vice versa.
     
  14. Wrong

    Wrong :))

    You’re a bird lawyer now?