Understanding air driving

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Brownt10, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. Brownt10

    Brownt10 Member

    do air drivers get a 9-5 list to be put on or 8 hour request?
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Union steward says air drivers are not in the classification for the 9.5 list. My building does honor 8 hour request for FT air drivers but not PT air drivers. PT does not even have a lunch break option no matter how many hours you work or the outside air temperature. This past week air drivers have been working right up to the 14 hour limit in 95+ degree temps. Both PT and FT. Most drivers go ahead and do take a break either on or off the clock. Friday I worked 11+ hours with a 20 minute unpaid break with a high temp of 99.
  3. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

  5. No
  6. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I don't know what state or even what region you are under. Here part time "MUST" take a lunch before 6 hours because of state law. Does your state have any lunch laws?

    Just to be clear, are you saying PT air is not allowed to take a lunch??
  7. Brownt10

    Brownt10 Member

    Our supervisors are out delivering most of the day as well. Bet they wish they got paid overtime or just became drivers
  8. Brownt10

    Brownt10 Member

    How many 8 hour request can a full time air driver get?
  9. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    What the Union steward told me when I brought it up. Not in the lunch classification. No state law about lunch breaks. I guess because my state is not a former slave state the legislature would trust employers to do the right thing.
  10. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    That's sucks. I believe our region language says everyone after a certain amount of hours is entitled to a lunch. PT air drivers seem to get screwed a ton in your area.
  11. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I believe air drivers are test cases for the new 22.4 classification. Without the top driver rate when delivering or picking up ground. Disposable labor.
  12. Methods Man

    Methods Man Member

    Can you file a grievance for sups delivering ground before asking air drivers to do the work first? Seems to be happening often at my center, they exhaust all qualified drivers then sups jump on vacant routes.
  13. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    The company is required to "exhaust all means" of covering the work, with

    existing qualified employee's.
  14. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    Definitely file. The strongest labor union in the world....has your back. Lol.
  15. SameRightsForAll

    SameRightsForAll Active Member

    Every laborer at UPS is disposable.