TAW employee working before higher seniority employee?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Nado, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. Nado

    Nado New Member

    Is it possible that a TAW employee who’s lower in seniority work before a higher seniority employee? And also how long can a employee be on TAW?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Single digit midget!

    Yes only because an employee on light duty is usually not performing the same work as the higher seniority employee. Now, if the employee on light duty is sitting in the jump seat while a supervisor is driving, and a higher seniority employee has been sent home, that would be a problem.

    30 days unless mutually agreed upon by both the Company and Union.
  3. Nado

    Nado New Member

    Great! Thanks!
  4. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    TAW (Temporary Alternate Work) is an alternative to Workers-Compensation.
    It is in place to give the Company an avenue to avoid a loss time injury.
    In my opinion, it in no way gives the Company an avenue to violate seniority provisions, nor does it "reclassify" the injured employee.
    Therefore, while an employee is on TAW (for a maximum of 30 days, with a Company option to apply for an extension), they remain in their classification, at their appropriate pay rate, and with their spot on the seniority list intact.

    If they are working a junior employee on TAW ahead of you, I would most certainly grieve it.

    BTW, never listen to @UpstateNYUPSer in matters of the contract.
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  5. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    Only because, the TAW language provides for a flexible start time.

    "Employees shall be provided their guaranteed hours with a start time no more than two (2) hours earlier or two (2) hours later than their normal start time for the duration of TAW, provided the work is available."

    Depends on your supplemental language or Local practice.

    Typically 30 days. After that, it can be considered a permanent position and

    subject to Local bidding procedures.

    Ordinarily, I would question @UpstateNYUPSer on contractual statements.

    But, how is he wrong.... in what he posted ?

  6. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    I took the question from the OP to be in regards to a layoff scenario, rather than a start time issue.

    If that is not the case, then @UpstateNYUPSer may be correct by virtue of dumb luck.

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  7. john chesney

    john chesney Well-Known Member

    Are you part time and TAW full time. Full time can bump part timers in this insatance