subcontractor mechanic

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by John Blake, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. John Blake

    John Blake New Member

    Trying to find out some info on subcontractor mechanics. Is it ok for ups to hire single guy as subcontractor, treat him like an employee, and do it for years? Subcontractor is responsible to pay own taxes, limited to certain hours per week and doesn’t know if he’s going to get paid in a timely fashion. All the other mechanics in the state seem to be union too. Can anybody shed any light on this?
  2. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Only if his full name consists of two first names.
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    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

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  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Billy Bob
  6. John Blake

    John Blake New Member

    Yes I’m not John Blake. Didn’t want to give my real name but I’m the pissed off wife of a mechanic
  7. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Oh boy, Another pissed off wife

    Go make some sammichs then beat it @Barney
  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I'll take a peanut butter and jelly with the crust please.
  9. John Blake

    John Blake New Member

    Haha us wives just want to protect our husbands. It’s in our nature. All I was asking for is somebody to shed light on subcontractor mechanics. I’ve met a lot of union mechanics that doesn’t believe what ups is doing with subcontractors is right. My husbands fleet is the same size as all the other fleets in the 200 mile radius yet ups claims his fleet is too small to make him union.
  10. eats packages

    eats packages I have depth perception issues

    What state or local? Mechanics are included in the bargaining unit but the language they operate under is different depending on location.

    Your husband will likely have seniority, wages, tools, and report-to provisions somewhere in the regional/local contract.
  11. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    He is a subcontractor he has no rights.
    He can talk to the local union to get a position created for him but runs the risk they will hire someone else.