Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by CAFAL, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. CAFAL

    CAFAL New Member

    We have a hell of a time getting uniforms in ny. It takes 3 months to get any,and when you do it's the wrong size and they get us 2. I have never gotten 5 full sets of uniforms in my eleven years. To top it all off, every single ups freight drivet i see has a shiny brand new uniform. Any problems like this out there?
  2. CAFAL

    CAFAL New Member

    We've had building wide grievances and multiple calls to 800 number.
  3. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    and to top it off the uniforms are so cheaply made they fall apart very quickly: holes in shirt pockets,buttons falling off,seams coming undone. it's obvious the Lowest Bidder makes our uniforms!
  4. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire

    I can't help but feel this post is ironic, seein' as how all of your other posts are so "quit yet bitchin'" and "we should be so grateful to have our jobs" (I'm paraphrasing). Do you mean to tell us you've found an instance where, Brown has taken a dump on its workforce?
  5. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I have heard plenty of stories about this but once ever year or 2 I order 5 shirts long and short and 5 pants and shorts never had a problem. It is pretty ironic though we must shave and wear ups socks and polish our boots but the uniforms are never replaced in a timely manner.
  6. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    For the past two peaks we have not been allowed to order uniforms in the fourth quarter, wonder why that i$. To eliminate this keep wearing the craptastic uniforms to work and ask management if the holes will show up on YouTube. I'd be willing to bet you'll have replacement uniforms in a week.
  7. CAFAL

    CAFAL New Member

    I do apologize for not seeming to have sympathy for others concerns. I do care. I have lost faith in my steward,my BA and my local. Major lack of leadership. It's all politics. Thank you for opening my eyes a bit more
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I have never had a problem ordering and receiving new uniforms in a timely manner.
  9. CAFAL

    CAFAL New Member

    Lucky. Must be farther north,out of the north jersey district. I ordered in oct 2011, got the 2 uniforms in jan. Pants and shirts were wrong size. Reordered twice and still waiting. Im down to two ripped shirts and two ripped pants
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Try 5 hours north----you couldn't pay me to live in New Jersery.
  11. CAFAL

    CAFAL New Member

    That's what sucks. North jersey district covers up to but not including albany. Hudson center south. Uniform requests go through nj
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    2 hours north of Albany.
  13. CAFAL

    CAFAL New Member

    You have an on car up there named roger b ?
  14. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    People...the solution to this issue is brutally simple.

    (a) File a grievance.

    (b) Inform your managment team...with a steward as a witness...that your uniforms are no longer wearable and that you expect them to honor the contract and provide you with suitable uniform items immediately.

    (c) If they refuse to fill your uniform order, simply report to work without a uniform and clock in. Your management team will then have a choice; allow you to work without a uniform, or send you home and pay you your 8 hour gurantee for the day.

    (d) Repeat as necessary.

    The reality is that your management team has the ability to fill your order immediately and have the items sent Next Day Air if necessary. All they lack...is the willingness. Being forced to send you home and pay you your 8 hr gurantee...or allowing you to work in street clothes....will help them to develop that willingess. What is going on here is simple; some corporate bean-counter in a cubicle someplace had a bright idea and decided to make himself look better on some stupid financial report by simply denying all uniform requests from a particular district or region. We went through the same BS a couple years ago, and I filed a grievance and threatened to show up with no uniform and demand my 8 hr gurantee. Guess what? I got my uniforms, and havent had a problem since!
  15. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    If I order uniform parts I get them in a couple of days.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    He is our business manager (center manager)---he talks about his days in Poughkeepsie and some of the drug busts he participated in.
  17. CAFAL

    CAFAL New Member

    That doesn't work. We had one guy work through peak wearing his winter yankees coat. Still took two months for him to get a new coat. center manager said he made a ton of phone calls. I just don't get it. It has to be the size of our district and the volume of orders
  18. CAFAL

    CAFAL New Member

    Too funny. He was a nut. Cool person when he was calm. Crazy when he was :censored2:. I seen him go after a loader once. He was like a tazmanian devil flying down the belt. Packages flying everywhere. The loader told him to go eff himself. He just snapped. Friggin hilarious
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Great guy away from the job.
  20. CAFAL

    CAFAL New Member

    Nice to hear that he is still around. He is the reason I am where I am. He gave me a second chance when I first started. I had a problem with excessive 1 min lates. He moved me out if unloading feeders to loading cars. He told me he had to fire me, but asked me if i really wanted the job. One day suspension and a promotion. Forever indebted to him.