Refusing work

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UrFavoriteChristmasLoader, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Can you refuse to work out of a different center if there’s no work in your building?
     
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  2. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Work as directed.
     
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    In my local yes but if you refuse the work you can't then demand your 8 .
     
  4. Cause I’ve been getting sent out for what feels like two months now and I know I’ve got a couple guys underneath me in terms of seniority so I was just wondering what I can do
     
  5. PappyLand

    PappyLand Active Member

    You can’t bump the lower seniority guys?
     
  6. Mycow

    Mycow Member

    When I was a cover driver I would spend whole summers in a different hub I kinda liked it would get paid 1 hour each way and mileage, on top of that when your done with your route they can't force you to go back and help.
     
  7. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    A couple things.

    1. There're different rules for different areas. To help we would need to know your supplement/rider.

    2. I personally wouldn't care where I was as long as it was the same building and even then I might not mind.
     
  8. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    We can deny going to another building. If you have multiple centers in the same building, the lowest seniority driver can be force to work in another center.
     
  9. Staydryitsraining

    Staydryitsraining Well-Known Member

    General rule is if you have more seniority and they are laying off drivers or not running them you can say you dont want to work
     
  10. Atlantic supplement. I’m going about an hour away everyday which I can’t complain about cause in the end I’m doing about 13 hours a day but it’d be nice if I could bump those other guys every now and then
     
  11. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    I don't see any language in the Atlantic Supplement that says that you can be forced to travel to another center to work. In our center we have had people do just this, but they were laid off drivers in our center and were told that another center needed help if they wanted work for that day
     
  12. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    ups is short on drivers, they are sending them all over
     
  13. I have been lurking

    I have been lurking Why does Tuesday come so fast?

    I don't want to wear boots or have a CDL. Wat do?
     
  14. KoennenTiger

    KoennenTiger Active Member

    They made me do this once back when I was a cover driver. I called my steward and he told me I was to work as directed, but to document when I left my house and my miles. And to tell them that I expected to be paid for that time and for the mileage.

    After I told them I expected to get paid for that time they never did it again.
     
  15. Analbumcover

    Analbumcover ControlPkgs

    They tried the same with me for a few days. I wizened up and started driving a package car from our center to theirs and demanded I be paid for the round trip. Suddenly they stopped and started making a lower seniority guy do it who drives his own personal car there and skips lunch.
     
  16. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    He is getting paid mileage at the IRS rate?
    Contract states when an employee uses their own car in service of the Employer, they are to be paid mileage at the current IRS rate.
    Also paid for the time as he is working as directed to drive to another facility?
     
  17. UPSER1987

    UPSER1987 Active Member

    Where are there laid off drivers?
     
  18. KoennenTiger

    KoennenTiger Active Member

    Lots of us went driver a long time ago. They used to lay off drivers. Heck they still do here during the slow and non vacation times
     
  19. UPSER1987

    UPSER1987 Active Member

    I thought the poster meant now...it’s peak vacation...all hands on deck
     
  20. Which article can I find this information in?