Why not 8.0 hour list instead of 9.5?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TG43, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. TG43

    TG43 Active Member

    Why can't we have an 8 hour list as package car drivers instead of 9.5? 9.5 puts us here clocking out at 7:15. At that point it's like who cares, we might as well stay out til 8 or 9 at night since our evening is ruined at that point anyways. 8 hours would put us clocking out at 5:45 here. That's still late! But manageable.
     
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  2. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Man!
    That’s some good stuff you smoking!
    Got any extra?
     
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  3. TG43

    TG43 Active Member

    Isn't one of the absolute top issues during this contract and the reason many of us voted yes for strike authorization due to forced/excessive over time? I don't see how this will change if the current "9.5 list" doesn't change.

    We should have the option the get on an 8-hour list. Grieve time worked over 8. At the end of the month agree to have time worked over 8 removed deducted from a days work...ie: work a 6 or 7 hour for example, whatever it needs to be and we should get paid for 8 that day.

    There are plenty of money hungry drivers that wouldn't opt into the 8 hour list.
     
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  4. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    So, essentially like two-tiered drivers?
     
  5. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    If you could have an 8 hour list, why not a 6.5? How much are you willing to willing to give up in pay or benefits for a short day every day when the Company still has a business to run?

    I'm all for rallying against excessive overtime. But let's also try and keep things like the cost just to roll the trucks in mind too.
     
  6. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    Reminds me of a young driver that asked me " how do I get on this 9 to 5 list everybody else is on?"
     
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  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Easy. Work harder.
     
  8. CoolStoryBro

    CoolStoryBro Active Member

    We make too much to work only 8 hours per day. What happens if UPS gives all of us 8 hour days?
    They have to buy tens of thousands of new trucks. They have to increase the size of buildings. Hire more management. And pay for benefits for 10's of thousands of new drivers.
     
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  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Overtime should be offered, not forced!
     
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  10. Gumby

    Gumby *

    You would need a lot more package cars and a lot more people. It would be too expensive
     
  11. Coldworld

    Coldworld TAKING IT ALL BACK...AND THEN SOME!

    Wdfd
     
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  12. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    so you guys want to increase the FT workforce by 10% without cutting pay or benefits at all?

    good thing i’m not in your pension plans, you Teamsters are awful with money

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  13. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I want a 5 hour list.
     
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  14. Brownslave688

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

    10's of thousands of drivers. Lmao


    Here all you'd have to do is put the idle trucks and laid off drivers on the road.
     
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  15. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    My teamster pension is in much better shape than my mgmt pension. Always has been.
     
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  16. Gumby

    Gumby *

    New management doesn't have a pension and current managements pension is going to be frozen.
     
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  17. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Some places need to get rentals and borrow driver (if available) for mother’s day volume.
     
  18. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    I know. I got the memo (2023). My teamster pension has more funding than my mgmt pension.
     
  19. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Top issue...Lol
     
  20. Brownslave688

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

    Yeah and I only worked 2 days that week. Friday wasn't even one of the days lol