UPS Freight is running my terminal into the ground!

Discussion in 'UPS Freight' started by Robert Thompson, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. Robert Thompson

    Robert Thompson New Member

    I was employed originally for Motor Cargo, which was a spectacular company. During this employment, Motor Cargo was bought by UPS, thereby creating UPS Freight. The teamsters immediately took over UPS Freight, and began a work slowdown, which has continued to this day! I was alienated by the teamsters due to my refusal to participate in this slowdown, and was harassed by my shop steward. The teamsters reclassified my job as a "casual employee", which stripped me of my seniority. There was a "red-circle" clause in the contract, which should have grandfathered me in with my current seniority. UPS Freight blatantly denied this part of the contract, and the union did nothing! Furthermore, we were all told that union employees get work before non-union employees do, which is an outright lie! I was laid-off at the end of 2015, "due to a slowdown of the freight industry", which is not the case. I have since been to several of the competition, Saia and Old Dominion, only to find that they have had continuous business gains, and are currently moving 3 times as much freight as UPS Freight, there is no "slowdown of the freight industry". There are now two drivers working my shift, at a higher pay rate, and getting overtime(time and a half). This shift took me 6 hours by myself, with no overtime, at a lower pay rate. I have consistently, and measurably, been more productive than any other employee at this terminal, and quite often in the top few of the entire company! They are spending more money for less work, and the terminal is failing. Many people within the company see this happening, but can do nothing. The upper management makes VERY poor decisions, and WILL destroy this company. The local management isn't allowed to manage, they are simply told what to do, and can do nothing but that. Many UPS Freight employees are incompetent at their job, and still get to keep it. How hard you work, how much work you do DOESN'T MATTER to UPS, which is a recipe for failure. DO NOT WORK FOR UPS IF YOU NEED RELIABLE EMPLOYMENT! My 12 years of continuous productivity, and my outrageous attendance record(8 years with no sick days), doesn't amount to anything. The Tucson terminal is probably doomed, our competitors leave empty trailers at our rural points, because they know we wont make those pickups. It almost seems that they are trying to close the doors here in Tucson, where they bought this terminal, and spent ton of money to pave the yard. Every single decision UPS Freight makes seems very wrong. How does it make sense to get rid of the most productive worker with the lowest pay rate.
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  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

  3. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    Post of the year candidate.
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  4. Faceplanted

    Faceplanted Well-Known Member

    Shoulda joined the union
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  5. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    What would Jesus"spanish name," do?
  6. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Ups freight drivers are being laid off across the country.
    Every other ltl company this winter said they cant find enough drivers to move freight.
    Something is very wrong at ups freight
  7. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Here, you dropped these on the way out....

  8. FeeDerp

    FeeDerp Member

    All you had to do was say "ok"

    No union problems, no company problems.

    Now you're an unemployed mess.


    And try to use more paragraphs next time
  9. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Should have joined the union, by yourself your nothing, with fellow union members your something. Why wouldn't you join?
  10. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    what the hell did you expect when you refused to join the union at a union company! Like hardknocks said why wouldn't you join? You'd still be there if you did!!! I really can't feel bad for you.....
  11. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    Fricking no good Scab, go cry elsewhere
  12. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Can I have the cliff notes version? I got through the first 3 sentences and couldn't go any farther.
  13. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  14. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    Sounds crazy.
  15. Future

    Future Victory Ride

  16. sppollock

    sppollock Member

    So let me get this straight, you didn't join the union when the rest of us did? You didn't grieve the misclassification of your seniority within the 30 days you had the chance to which was part of our original contract language? You didn't then grieve the red circle to keep you employed? You didn't join the union and figure out everything like the rest of us did, you didn't follow the rules, there was no slowdown at our terminal. You aren't working not because of the steward, not because of the drivers at your terminal but because you didn't follow the contract rules.

    Good luck, those other companies are non union, they would be a good fit for you.
  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Should have slowed down.