Vacation Schedule

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by gman042, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    We ran into a little trouble last year covering sick days and option days. The reason being is because too many vacation weeks were allowed.

    So this year the vacation schedule was by the contract. Now there are 6 guys with 33 weeks of vacation between them that do not get to take their entitlements that they earned.

    Answer from center manager. Those entitlements are guaranteed pay not guaranteed time off.
  2. chuchu

    chuchu Guest

    We run into trouble every year with the same issue. Feel lucky if it was only last year.
    Where's your steward in this picture and how is it that you got "extra weeks" last year?
  3. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    Because we had more weeks needed as a group than were allowed by contract is where the extra weeks of vacation came from. So they restrict us to "by the contract" which causes the bottom seniority drivers to lose any vacation weeks they are entitled to. They must be cashed out. Typically when vacation or option days are cashed out then there is a 40% penalty. Guys are going to lose out on a lot of money by this management move.
  4. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Tell them old farts to retire.
  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Why is there a 40% penalty?
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  6. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    They can mark it as single vacations days for two of the weeks. Make it as unpredictable as possible for them.
  7. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Here it is a percentage of total drivers per week.

    The old farts and the young shizits need to join a union.
  8. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Use the FMLA. July is always nice.
  9. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    On whose behalf? Management or hourly?
  10. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    In the Central Region the language clearly states "all employees who meet the eligibility rules herein set forth shall be entitled to a vacation with pay as follows..." That means time off. Percentages off each week in the contract are minimums. Talk to your BA NOW.
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  11. chuchu

    chuchu Guest

    Ever heard of "blowing smoke"?

    You mean the checks are taxed higher by saying 40%?

    Inthegame is right. There's an escape hatch for the lesser seniority drivers if you'll look it up.

    Its almost Feb. Maybe someone should have fought that fight in November/December?
  12. Kae3106

    Kae3106 Active Member

    It's not really a 40%'s a tax issue. The IRS considers cashed out vacation time to be supplemental pay. This triggers supplemental tax which is a flat 25% federal rate. Add that 25% to the 6.2% FICA and 1.45% Medicare and your state's supplemental rate, and it starts to approach 40%.

    If you know that your normal tax rate is less than this, you can tweak your W-4 for a while and have less federal or state tax taken out of your regular pay to offset it.
  13. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    I come up with 32.65%, It's hardly the 40% which was mentioned further up
  14. Kae3106

    Kae3106 Active Member

    That doesn't account for state tax which varies. The California supplemental tax rate is a flat 6.6%. There is also a 1% California SDI tax. That adds another 7.6% for Cali employees which puts taxes at just over 40%. Employees in other states might have state and/or local taxes as well.

    Supplemental wages (payoffs) are taxed heavier than normal wages so it feels like you are losing money because you aren't taking home as much as you would on a normal check.
  15. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    We bid our vacations the end of January until the end of February. Did not have this info to fight the fight
  16. chuchu

    chuchu Guest

    OK. File on it to stop the process if you are willing. You can always withdraw it. Not sure where you're from but your BA should have the answers you need.
    It's better to get the clarification before all the vacations are done being bid.