Question about the Union?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by JPIII, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. JPIII

    JPIII New Member

    I work at the Oak Creek Hub in Oak Creek, Wi. Our hub has been very low in volume and i've been laid off for the past 4 days (Should I be worried about my job?). Can I collect unemployment on the days I don't work or no? I've been working there for 7 months as a loader. By the way my union is the Local 344.
  2. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Talk to a shop steward and make sure no other employees with less seniority are working on other shifts, or the shift you are on.
  3. JPIII

    JPIII New Member

    I don't have the number for the shop steward can I contact HR to get it?
  4. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    call the union hall. ask for a representative that can help you with a UPS issue, being laid off and wanting to verify the layoffs cut as deep as your seniroity date.
  5. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Yes file for unemployment in most states you can work pt and still collect.
  6. CustomerConcern

    CustomerConcern New Member

    wouldn't hurt to ask center mgt if there are any other shifts or work you can do around there.
  7. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    On the unemployment issue, check with your states unemployment regulations. Each is different. Some, if not most, will require you to be off a full "waiting" week in order to be eligible to collect. BUT, be sure to sign up immediately! Signing up does not hurt and gets you in position if you need it.

    On the union issue, yes, of course, talk to your steward AND BA and just let them know of your predicament. If you are laid off for any length of time, you can also take a "withdrawal" card, where you won't be paying dues and keeps you in good standing until you do return to work. Check with your local.

    On getting back to work, good luck. Many centers are experiencing upheaval in volume or no volume at all. There is no "set" answer that will work for every center in the US. Just keep letting it be known that you want to work and WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR AND DO THAT WORK when it comes up.