What Does UPS have up its sleeves?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by browned out, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. browned out

    browned out Well-Known Member

    What big changes do you think UPS will "spring"on us out of the blue after the Contract is implemented?

    Will we deliver all the UPS surepost packages?

    Will the weight limit go up to 200lbs?

    Or what other nuggets are in store?
     
  2. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    Do we get forklifts if packages hit 200 lbs?
     
  3. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Yes, we’ll have donkeys like sod trucks.
     
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  4. TheFigurehead

    TheFigurehead Active Member

    Nope, they'll just get the "union" to agree to hourly employees handling anything up to 500lbs before we're allowed to ask for assistance.
     
  5. 2033

    2033 Well-Known Member

    How else will they keep their freight customers?
     
  6. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    22.5
     
  7. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut This Is The Last Stop

    PVD
     
  8. Brownsocks

    Brownsocks Just a dog

  9. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    A lot of Regular F T drivers sitting home on Monday and Tuesday
     
  10. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    Peak season is over for freight. This is their slow period.
     
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  11. 2033

    2033 Well-Known Member

    I guess I gotta stop with the "small package is being used like a freight service" jokes. Too many people are taking them seriously.
     
  12. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    I think he is right. A few years ago, we had some UPS freight guys come into our feeders dept to work during peak because it was slow on the freight side. They ended up regretting their choice because they didn’t get the overtime they thought they would get. They told me they would have been better off taking unemployment.
     
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  13. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut This Is The Last Stop

  14. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

  15. Sickofit

    Sickofit watching the show

    While non union contractors haul peak volume. Nice.
     
  16. Sickofit

    Sickofit watching the show

    If they make full scale wages their 40 hr take home would be around $756/wk. Does unemployment pay better than that?
    Is the pay scale that much lower than their normal hourly wage?
    If so, that should be settled in their contract? Just wondering.

    Do they have to have a punch a week to have healthcare?
     
  17. wide load

    wide load Starting wage is a waste of time.

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    New Article 22.5 Hybrid PVD Freight Drivers. Starting pay at $12 per hour. 8 year progression. Top rate of $18.75 per hour. 168 hour work week. No 8 hour requests. No 9.5 Protection.
     
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  18. RolloTony Brown Town

    RolloTony Brown Town Active Member

    I actually inquired about freight drivers helping in feeders during their slow period, assuming the terminal has drivers laid off, and the union doesn’t allow them to. They did it in the Northeast about 10 or so years ago when UPS freight was new. I was surprised. I’d figure the union would rather have a driver that’s paying union dues as opposed to a seasonal. Apparently not.
     
  19. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    How could "the Union" stop a laid off driver from working as a seasonal employee....anywhere???
     
  20. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    The first day a coyote pulls a load in the 177 we can all max out every week thru the end of peak.
     
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