Question about seniority and light duty workers

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Matteranci, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. Matteranci

    Matteranci New Member

    Can a unloader with less seniority bump me out of my preferred position in smalls because he told sup he thinks he has a hernia and wants to work small sort? Sup then says that I would have to unload since there is no one else to take his place. Can I greive this?
  2. unloady

    unloady Active Member

    Not sure exactly. I have 3.5 years seniority and have alwats been in unload. Was told that i was being switched to become a preloader even though the majority of unloaders in my area have a year or less. I argued that i had the righg to be in unload and i was fired. Seniority doesnt matter i guess.
  3. Matteranci

    Matteranci New Member

    Wow, that's even worse. They wanted to move you to another shift and fired you for refusing? That doesn't sound right, I know you could fight that if you wanted to.
  4. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Grieve it.

    The supe can't make accommodations because the employee "thinks" he has a hernia.

    If he does have a hernia, UPS should be sending him in for a "fitness for duty" exam.

    He can't bump you if have more seniority and are in a preferred position anyway.

  5. unloady

    unloady Active Member

    That is exactly what i told my manager and my shop steward sided with her. I guess our local is weak.
  6. john chesney

    john chesney Well-Known Member

    If he’s on TAW I say yes
  7. km3

    km3 Well-Known Member

    Or your steward is weak. Bad stewards don't imply a bad local though...
  8. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    Do you know anything about TAW ?
  9. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Obviously he doesn't
  10. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    You have to be seen by a company doctor to be approved for up to 29 days of TAW.
  11. john chesney

    john chesney Well-Known Member

    Ya a little bit. I was on it twice. Had a couple cases when I was union President. Listened to some at panel and maybe JAC I don’t remember
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2018
  12. Matteranci

    Matteranci New Member

    Thanks for the input everyone, I called my local and got it sorted out. I appreciate all of your responses.