SICK CALLS West Coast Teamster

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by West Coast Brown Driver, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. Question I have never had an attendance issue, so I feel it's best to ask this question on here, I was forced to call in sick for 7 straight days and I was seen by my primary care doctor, and was given a note to return to work full duty with no restrictions, just want to make sure since I called in sick seven days in a row that it will be counted as an occasion, I keep track of everything, and I want to stay on top of this , thank you very much for any advice or input
  2. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    1 occurance
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  3. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    You need to call your local union and or ups Hrsc so you can collect your disability money. You should be entitled to it.
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  4. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    You should be entitled to short term disability, provided you are a seniority employee and have timely documentation from your physician.
  5. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Should be one since you got a note , worst case it will be two
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    There is a 7 day waiting period before you can start collecting benefits.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You were sick for 9 days (or more, including weekends)?
  8. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    Including weekend in my hood.
  9. alwaysRTS

    alwaysRTS Shop Steward

    It'll be counted as one occurrence, make sure you personally keep track of it just in case there's a discrepancy down the road.
  10. Holydriver

    Holydriver Active Member

    What is an occurrence?
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Unexcused absence.
  12. Holydriver

    Holydriver Active Member

    So if you have a doctors note for missing a week of work UPS will consider it an unexcused absence?
  13. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    You need to ask your shop steward about the attendance policy where you are. There is no blanket, nationwide policy.
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    No---that would be an excused absence.

    Good advice.
  15. alwaysRTS

    alwaysRTS Shop Steward

    Having a doctors note would make it an excused absence.
  16. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    when out for a week due to illness, you keep your insurance for the week, or do you lose it for that week?
  17. undies

    undies Active Member

    You need to have either time worked or a paid day in the system. If you don't get a paycheck the following week, you didn't get contributions made to your insurance.
  18. Teamstersavant

    Teamstersavant New Member

    If you called in for 7 consecutive days and had paid sick time available then you should have no problems with your insurance. Always obtain documentation whenever possible. Besides if this was your first occasion then there is no just cause for discipline as the rule is by the 5th occasion you will receive a "he said , I said" ; that is if management is on top of things and monitoring your attendance. Remember discipline for occasions can only be used between a 9 month span, beginning from your most recent occasion.