Seniority and working doubles

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by EmraldArcher, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. EmraldArcher

    EmraldArcher Member

    Does seniority come into play if you're working a double and on the "wrong" shift?

    For instance, employee A normally performs preferred work (is that the term for it? Picking off on a PD for example) but employee B is working a double and has more seniority. Can B takes A's position?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.


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  3. EmraldArcher

    EmraldArcher Member

    Looks like I'll be filing a grievance when vacation is over....
  4. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    This is under Article 3, Section 7 (c). "Double shifting employees shall have seniority amongst themselves." Picking off, sorting, smalls sorting, irregs, etc. are all protected by seniority and you can't be "bumped" from these jobs by someone pulling a double. Loading "your" truck (ie. Door 7 on PD-1) on the shiny new extendo isn't really protected by seniority unless there's a past practice supporting it.

    QKRSTKR Active Member

    Double shifting person should be loading or unloading.
  6. RealPerson

    RealPerson Active Member

    If you cry, you can get the easy jobs, when you double shift, as long as it is not a bid job.

    For me working the sort isle for my shift then double work it for another 3-5 hours is not worth the wear and tear on my body for the money.. (during peak) ... When I was younger Maybe!
  7. EmraldArcher

    EmraldArcher Member

    Shiny new extendo, that's funny. They ripped all the belts off the extendos in my hub and replaced it with a sheet of plastic.

    Thanks for the replies everyone.
  8. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    And how does that work?
  9. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    Can't speak for the OP, but it's kind of a pain now that the boxes don't come right to you like they did with the belt.

    I heard that buildings across the region was replacing the belts with the plastic piece because a loader cut his finger on a belt.
  10. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Never cut my finger on a belt but have had a lot of paper cuts. Maybe they should replace the paper boxes.
  11. EmraldArcher

    EmraldArcher Member

  12. EmraldArcher

    EmraldArcher Member

    We were told it was to cut down on electricity costs.

    Of course they raised electricity costs when they did away with paper towels in the restrooms (well the men's anyway, ladies still have them).
  13. mvol50

    mvol50 Active Member

    I worked in a facility like that. I'll tell you how it worked: not very well. Instead of having a belt that pulled packages toward you every time the photo gate was open, there is now a smooth low friction sheet of fiberglass of sorts. So pivoting the end up is impossible because gravity does indeed work both ways, and packages fall all over the floor because there's nothing stopping these packages from moving. It's less safe than the belts they used to have but I'm sure maintenance costs are way down.

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  14. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    At least you haven't received any of the "new" extendos with a removable "stop" at the end that uses a badly-angled triangle to stop packages. We had a guy lose a finger less than 72 hours after they were installed.