Question about seniority for sorters

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Johndaviss, May 19, 2016.

  1. Johndaviss

    Johndaviss New Member

    Sometimes in my hub sorters are asked to unload. If they ask me to unload one day, can i bump a less seniority employee to the unload?

    Also, if one day i want to unload, can i use my seniority to call dibs?
  2. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Yeah......that's going to go over like a fart in church!
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  3. Johndaviss

    Johndaviss New Member

    Makes no sense bud. Good effort tho.
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  4. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    I didn't think it would ....rookie, but I gave it a shot. Maybe you should ask your dad your question and after he gives you advice tell him what I said.
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  5. Johndaviss

    Johndaviss New Member

    Last edited: May 19, 2016
  6. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    You have some learning to do, sonny.

    Inside the building you will work where you are told to work and you will like it.
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  7. Johndaviss

    Johndaviss New Member

    Thanks for a logical answer.
  8. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Your welcome ( apparently good cop).
  9. Undertow82

    Undertow82 Member

    I'd rather unload 15 trucks then sort, and bust bags all day.....
  10. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    That is a question you need to ask your shop steward in your hub. There a subtle differences in seniority language between the different Contract Supplements/Riders, that makes a big difference in how that question is answered. Also, what is the agreed-on practice for your hub.

    Another question to ask your steward is what do you get paid for unloading? Around here: if they ask you to unload, you keep the sort pay; if you ask them to assign you to unload, they don't have to pay you the sorter premium.

    If you don't have easy access to a shop steward, call your Local Union's office and ask the Business Agent for your hub.

    Most importantly, have you heard of the "Work now, Grieve later" rule?
  11. Johndaviss

    Johndaviss New Member

  12. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    If you are unloading 15 trailers a day then you are working way to hard.
  13. Arch

    Arch Member

    Sorting is easy. Everything come to you at your power zone. So all you have to do is pick it up off the belt and toss it somewhere. No need bend down all the time and deal with hot trailers in the summer.

    I personally would never unload, unless it's a very cold night.
  14. gorilla75jdw

    gorilla75jdw Active Member

    Depends on your local language. Where are you located ( region) ?
  15. Northbaypkg

    Northbaypkg 20 NDA stops daily

    In my building we could do exactly like you said: use seniority to bump a lower seniority person to unload. As a matter of fact, the supervisor knew the seniority order and would automatically ask the lower guys to go down to unload first. Also we could also volunteer to go down to unload for a day and still get paid sort rate. I used to do that same thing myself, as some days I felt like getting a little workout (and blowing out a lazy sorter in the process lol).
  16. Undertow82

    Undertow82 Member

    Nothing is at my power zone when sorting. The belt is right below my balls so I'm constantly bending over. At least in a truck I can stand straight periodically.