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    Getting In The Groove Now.

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    Default 1 Hour Lunch Requirement?

    Does anyone have a clue where UPS is going with the hour lunch. It has become quite a deal her in Florida. Management is still sending out messages from time to time reading "you must input your full hour lunch" They aren't concerned with you not taking it but you must record a full hour. I was given a warning letter 10 days ago because I only took 50 minutes. I filed a grievance for the harassment and did ask for the individuals records that I know don't take their lunch but record one. In fact the day in question for the warning letter a driver that starts at 8:35 AM bunched out at 3:10 PM. Thats on the clock for 6 hours 35 minutes. Records will prove he had performed work in the lunch time recorded. So then what? Fire the driver for falsifying records or the Center Manager for allowing this?
    Let me know what you think, I now have about 5 pending grievances...Thanks

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    I Am Rocking Now

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    Default Re: 1 Hour Lunch Requirement?

    Welcome to: TeamstersOnline... GManRPB!

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    Proud To Be a Teamster

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    Default Re: 1 Hour Lunch Requirement?

    What does your contract say about lunch? If the company is taking an hour out of your pay for your lunch then you should take the whole hour. None of us should be working for free. If you are getting payed for that hour then that is a different story.

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    Default Re: 1 Hour Lunch Requirement?

    I guess I don't know how the system works, but how can you keep working and make deliveries, when you're on lunch status.
    Also here, we frown heavily
    upon calling others indiscretions out to make examples, or to say, "I'm not the only gulity one here."
    If falls directly in line with the part of the Teamster oath that you shall not bring harm upon another fellow member.

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    Getting In The Groove Now.

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    Default Re: 1 Hour Lunch Requirement?

    GManRPB,
    You are under a different supplement than I am, but Central States says:

    ARTICLE 18-MEAL PERIOD (FULL-TIME)
    Employees shall be entitled to and required to take an unpaid
    meal period between the third (3rd) and sixth (6th) hour of
    work.
    (a) All employees shall receive at least one (1) ten (10) minute
    paid break.
    (b) Employees who presently enjoy two (2) paid breaks shall
    continue this practice.
    (c) Local past practice shall prevail regarding the duration of
    the meal and rest periods. In areas where the Employer has a
    10:30 a.m. air commitment, breaks will be taken so as to not
    jeopardize the delivery guarantee.
    (d) All paid-for time shall be counted in computing overtime.


    Required to. Not if you have time. Not if you want to. REQUIRED TO.

    The company would love to have you input your 1 hour lunch, and then work right through it. It's free money to them.

    But as ST Jay said, you should not be working for free. It's against the contract and more than likely illegal.

    Make sure you are inputing your lunch as directed.
    And also make sure that you are TAKING your full lunch.

    Anything else would be dishonest, which is a serious offense.

    Welcome to TOL

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    Default Re: 1 Hour Lunch Requirement?

    LUNCH PERIOD AND BREAKS
    (a) The lunch period shall be one (1) hour, which shall be taken between the
    third and sixth hour by all employees, except feeder drivers shall take their lunch between the fourth and the end of the sixth hour.
    (b) All employees shall receive at least one (1) ten (10) minute paid break.
    (c) Employees who presently enjoy two (2) paid breaks shall continue this practice.
    (d) All paid for time shall be counted in computing overtime.


    This is article 49 of the 705/UPS contract. If the lunch issue is the flavor of the month by you, just do it. Take your full hour lunch and 10 minute break and play their game. Personally I wish everyone would take their full lunch, but as long as the bonus system is in place it wont happen.

    If by taking your lunch you cannot finish all your deliveries or make your pick ups within the 15 minute window, too bad! Every action has a reaction and its time UPS learns this!

 

 

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