Required 6th Day

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by bowhnterdon, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. bowhnterdon

    bowhnterdon Active Member

    Curious as to what supplements in other areas say about forcing 6th day. The Atlantic is a little vague. Says If the employee works a 6th day, pay is time and half. Doesn’t say if we can be forced or not. I always assumed we could, been doing it for several peaks now. What about other Supplements?
  2. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Can't force a 6th punch in Local 344. They can ask and/or beg.
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  3. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Call out sick. If they give you a occurrence file a grievance for not being paid your Sick day.

    I called out sick every Saturday last year. They told me I can't be paid because the system won't let them pay me a sick day for my day off. Same happens with day after Thanksgiving. The system won't let them give you a sick day and pay you holiday.

    We are M-F or T-S if I come in on a 6th day it's because I want to. Don't care what they say.

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  4. sandwich

    sandwich The resident gearhead

    Same up here in 174. They can beg, plead and threaten all they want.
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  5. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    Here UPS wouldn't bother trying. I suppose other regions and supplements may have some wiggle room, though. Our weeks are defined as five (5) consecutive days, M-F T-S S-T etc.
  6. Art 12 Central Region:
    The last paragraph is the problem.
  7. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    "If an employee is required"???

    I still contend that they need to be properly scheduled, per Article 12.
  8. Depends on your local of course.
  9. DirtySouth

    DirtySouth Active Member

    Proper scheduling is the best way to gig management on this; unfortunately the Atlantic Area gave up further scheduling flexibility to the company in the last supplemental negotiations.
  10. Faceplanted

    Faceplanted Well-Known Member

    The south says a workweek is 5 consecutive days. They tried to discipline me last year.... hahahahaha ya ok.
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  11. Two Tokes

    Two Tokes Give it to me Baby

    We were told yesterday that we will be working all the Sat in December up to Christmas
    If you decide not to come in your route will be rough on Monday
    No threats this year of" having"to work 5 or 6 hours on Sat at $54 an hour is not the end of the world
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    "If you decide not to come in your route will be rough on Monday" Drivers That come in for this reason are dum dums. If you deliver 50 stops on sat of your work then come monday those 50 will just replaced with the guys work beside you.
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  13. TheBrownNote

    TheBrownNote Good thing I wore my brown pants

    We had a snow storm Thursday night, and they called an early curfew.
    Yesterday we were short 11,000 pieces because of the storm. So they asked for a many people to come in today as possible so we don't get behind.

    They then sent out the message for next Saturday, the 24th saying the bottom 30 + causuals (seasonals) are scheduled to work. (Like wise for Saturday guys for Monday's now)

    There's an example of our being required to come in for 6th punch. And since we received a weeks notice, there's nothing can be done about it. Currently enjoying my last Saturday with my family till Scrooge day is over.

  14. They put up a list here for volunteers. If they don't get enough they force from the bottom up.
  15. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    We just started 8 day work weeks here. It's hidden in the contract.
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  16. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    Do we work Christmas Eve?
  17. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Do you even UPS?
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  18. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Yep at least 12 hours for all drivers.
  19. Kae3106

    Kae3106 Active Member

    Yes. Until all the packages are delivered so you aren't accused of ruining Christmas because some idiot decided to wait until the last possible day to do all of his shopping online.
  20. Brown287

    Brown287 Im not the Mail Man!

    Told us yesterday in a special PCM that Black Friday and every Saturday till Christmas will be “normal” days.

    We informed the center manager that they can’t force us and it’s voluntary only. He agreed and just reiterated the idea that we all are needed and anything we can offer will be great.

    Bottom line is that most will work with an understanding that we all want a successful peak but when they claim they can force us, then we lose all respect.
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