Will the weight limit go up to 200lbs?
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.
They are going to risk losing them and told them to arrange shipping with other carriers. Heading into peak freight doesn't appear to be a priority for UPS.How else will they keep their freight customers?
They are going to risk losing them and told them to arrange shipping with other carriers. Heading into peak freight doesn't appear to be a priority for UPS.
Peak season is over for freight. This is their slow period.
If they make full scale wages their 40 hr take home would be around $756/wk. Does unemployment pay better than that?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.
While non union contractors haul peak volume. Nice.
How could "the Union" stop a laid off driver from working as a seasonal employee....anywhere???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.