Radios and the current contract.

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by braun von liefermeister, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. von kaiser

    von kaiser Knock, drop, and roll

    I searched the forum, but all threads pertained to old contract language.

    Section 8. Radios

    Radios will be allowed in package cars. Such radios shall not inhibit the driver’s view, nor shall they be unsecured.

    ("Transistor" is now struck from the language.)

    Based on the current language, does anyone see a problem here? This has become a topic of discussion in my center and I'd like to get some outside opinions.

  2. That would be acceptable in my center.
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  3. von kaiser

    von kaiser Knock, drop, and roll

    Our management team told us that radios must go in the back and are not allowed in the cab, period. That didn't over well. I'm telling guys that if they mount their radios just like I do that they are doing nothing wrong and to grieve for harassment if told otherwise.
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    In the current contract it is still in there. If your management team tells you it isn't allowed, tell them to check the contract.
  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Radios are allowed. The issue is that its usually not allowed to wire them into the vehicle's power.
  6. von kaiser

    von kaiser Knock, drop, and roll

    My mistake, they said not allowed in the cab, period. I fixed it.
  7. As long as it is secured and not blocking vision it is allowed.
  8. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Not a problem.

    File a grievance for violation.... of the "agreed to" language.

    Adding in a harassment claim, can't hurt.

    Don't wait, for the other guys to do it.

    Do it yourself.

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  9. von kaiser

    von kaiser Knock, drop, and roll

    I personally haven't been :censored2: with about my radio, aside from being told in a PCM that it goes in the back of the truck.

    I wish they would try though, I won't hesitate to grieve.
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    In cab distraction?
  11. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Wherever I see Trump, it smells like he's Putin.

    The tv monitor isn't considered an in cab distraction. And since it's specifically agreed to, that would be a real stretch I believe.
  12. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    They already did when they instructed you at the pcm. That is when you and your boys should have told them that it's a in the contract and if that was their stance you will be filing a grievance over the issue.
  13. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Personally and with all due respect, if we grieved everything they "said" in a PCM that we didn't agree with, the panel would be swimming with interp grievances.

    I usually wait until they actually try to make that poop stick to the wall to grieve.
    Until they try and take real discipline and someone isn't "whole", why grieve it?

    Ask the panel in our state and you'll likely end up with "half a baby".
  14. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    That's how the process unfolded in my local was also decided in our favor. Then again we don't have to wait two years to hear grievances at my local.
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  15. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    We got a pcm not to hot wire radios after the last truck fire. Right after, there they were, hooking up their radios outside the building.
  16. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    You're wrong
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    How can I be wrong when I posted it in the form of a question?
  18. 5habits100

    5habits100 Well-Known Member

    If they told you something in a PCM that violated the CBA you should file on it. That's the beauty of being in a union you can file and make them answer for it, get clarification or a decision.
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  19. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    The same way you're wrong when you post in the form of a statement.

    If you cannot reach it to plah with the controls, how os it distracting you?
  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Can that radio get any larger?