Safety Committees

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

  1. Kidlogic

    Kidlogic New Member

    Right now in my state safety committees have been shutdown. The reason is that the union considers mentoring and demos training. The contract says that you get paid more as a trainer. UPS refuses to pay the difference. I was wondering if anyone was getting paid the higher rate for safety training??
     
  2. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    So let me get this straight, your Safety Committe was shut down (I love it, no matter what the reason) because of the lack of "training pay"???

    Why not file Article 17 grievances for the shortages, plus penalty pay when the amount reaches the threshold, if it's only about the pay???

    For me, I think all Safety Committees nationwide should be disbanded until the Company truly gets serious about safety.
     
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  3. babboo25

    babboo25 Well-Known Member

    How much more is the training wage?
     
  4. Frankie's Friend

    Frankie's Friend Well known member

    Or rename them the Liability Committee.
     
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  5. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I call them The Overtime Committee.
     
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  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Not the Easy Money Company Suck Ups?
     
  7. JustDeliverIt

    JustDeliverIt Active Member

    We get ours shut down from Thanksgiving on. Can't waste those DOT hours on helping and talking with newer drivers when the company needs those hours for package delivery.
     
  8. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Fifty cents an hour.
     
  9. wide load

    wide load Starting wage is a waste of time.

    Jesus Christ. How many locals have their committees run by UPS? We’ve only shut ours down when UPS wasn’t making safety a priority. It’s the unions committee. There is an allotment of hours that should be given on a monthly basis. All I can say is, there are a lot puppy dog committees all over the country. That’s not why the safety committees were created.
     
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  10. babboo25

    babboo25 Well-Known Member

    Ours run misloads all day 3 or 4 days a month.
     
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  11. wide load

    wide load Starting wage is a waste of time.

    Yeah no. That’s not safety. All actual safety hours should be sent to the district safety manager. I’m sure the center managers were coding off those days of misloads to safety to justify they are pretending to be safe. I was a co chair for years. My rule was, if I’m in for safety, I’m doing safety stuff. As soon as you want me to move packages, I take over my own bid route. I never allowed them to use safety hours for anything but safety. I’ve submitted many time sheets to district safety people with managers cheating the system.
     
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  12. snookbunny420

    snookbunny420 Member

    sorry but none of this washes clean, saftey commitee is a pact betweenUPS, the Teamsters and the DOT. cant be shutdown
     
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  13. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Sure it can....and it has.
     
  14. wide load

    wide load Starting wage is a waste of time.

    We’ve shut down many of times.
     
  15. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    We never know when we have one and when we don't!
    "Do we have a safety committee this week?"
     
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  16. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Add to that, I think it's a crock and anyone who participates is a fool.
    MHO
     
  17. wide load

    wide load Starting wage is a waste of time.

    The only fools are the followers. A safety committee is designed to protect the employee and to hold management accountable. If it’s not being utilized as such then you’re right.
     
  18. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    They are just for UPS to pretend they care about safety.
     
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  19. Netsua 3:16

    Netsua 3:16 Active Member

    Every week. It's like dude, just show up 15 minutes early the one day of the week they're held and figure it out for yourself.
    If there's nothing posted about it and no verbal order for you to be at the meeting, you can't get in trouble for missing it anyways....per my steward. I'd say about 75% of Fridays since I've started we've had our safety meeting. Of course they just tell you the same things over and over but I like the part when we go around and talk about each other's close calls or dumb decisions. Definetely makes you feel more like you are a part of a team and not out there with the whole company on your back...
     
  20. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    You're mistaken. You're thinking of the national safety committee.

    Local Saftey committees can be shut down easily.
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