Regulars forced to work Sunday

timetogo

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timetogo
Any new news on your 3 ring circus?
Were you forced in today?
What about this coming Sunday?
Anyone from National ever return your call?
Hey, there is hope! On my way to work @7:00 Chicago time I received a call from the president Mr. Stutts. He asked me about the facts andy is notifying the Director of Labor Relations. I worked today,and they had placed a volunteer list up for rural’s to sign up to work. All regulars only had to carry parcels for their own routes until they reached their evaluation.
If you went into overtime that is ok. Regulars whose day off was today were allowed in also.. Today was totally voluntary.

City and clerks were mandatory.

I had over 300 parcels again. Our office has a major problem with getting the parcels up on time. So Christmas season
was like dropping a bomb on our office. City carriers the last two years everyday have to go out and deliver and come back for the rest of their packages. Very costly.
 

hunchback

Well-known member
Thanks for the update timetogo,

Let us all know if they pay those hours you were Voluntold at the same rate as those hours you volunteered.

You working this Sunday?

If so, volunteer or Voluntold?
 

gotstamps

Well-known member
Thanks for the update timetogo,

Let us all know if they pay those hours you were Voluntold at the same rate as those hours you volunteered.

You working this Sunday?

If so, volunteer or Voluntold?
Sundays are Overtime but Wednesday was Regular pay with an Admin Day credited for later use.
 

timetogo

New member
Thanks for the update timetogo,

Let us all know if they pay those hours you were Voluntold at the same rate as those hours you volunteered.

You working this Sunday?

If so, volunteer or Voluntold?
This Sunday was voluntary. My district rep talked to National and my office was not the only one mandatored in.
I checked lite blue and my check shows overtime for Sunday hours.
 

hunchback

Well-known member
My office is a disaster. We are days behind on priorities Amazon’s etc. Big wigs from district mandatored regular carriers
in today. I thought this was voluntary? Management had two subs on a regular routes where regulars were on vacation.Regulars had to carry their own routes parcels. Supervisor told one of the subs doubled on on a rural route to carry city parcels instead. I am going to call National tomorrow to see if this allowed. Also last week our parcels got up so late were told to make two trips. Carriers went over twelve hours plus had second trip miles and loading time. Supervisor said time keeping system will not allow second trip plus overtime. Which are we supposed to get? Our parcels were up at 2:45 in the afternoon last week! Thanks for any help.
Did your office get everything out the door before Christmas?
 

timetogo

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Yes we had subs in everyday for parcel assistance. Sunday’s became voluntary after I contacted the union. 95% of the regulars came in every Sunday. Parcels calmed down this week. Wednesday was the worst, almost 300 for my route.
after that around 200 a day. Christmas Eve very light around 100. We were never harassed about our hours. They just wanted the parcels delivered that day. District baby sitters were there everyday until middle of last week.
 

hunchback

Well-known member
Yes we had subs in everyday for parcel assistance. Sunday’s became voluntary after I contacted the union. 95% of the regulars came in every Sunday..
WOW 95% volunteered.
Were the 5% who didn't volunteer given the stink eye?
Did you get the stink eye for making "Being Voluntold" an issue?
Did "the District baby sitters" lend a hand, or just watch, kind of like that old saying "I don't mind hard work, I can watch it all day long"
 

Gotrope

Well-known member
I'm glad you brought the issue to light. If your DR thought only you were volunteered only to find out the district was...just think what else is slipping past by carriers not informing the nrlca? As much as carriers whine, the union can't help if you don't report a problem and follow through on it.
I've always felt it's better to have too much information than to be run over by the bus you didn't know was coming!
 

timetogo

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WOW 95% volunteered.
Were the 5% who didn't volunteer given the stink eye?
Did you get the stink eye for making "Being Voluntold" an issue?
Did "the District baby sitters" lend a hand, or just watch, kind of like that old saying "I don't mind hard work, I can watch it all day long"
The postmaster was too stressed to give the stink eye. Ha. Hated having all these eyes on his office. District baby sitters
had them immediately start cutting off the parcels at a certain time to get us out on the street. And all hands on deck.
Which should have been done from the beginning. Walked around thanking us for our hard work. Was quite shocking
to actually get a compliment. Even after everything calmed down our postmaster never made an announcement thanking us. District brought in city, rural, clerks and a postmaster from other offices to get us out of the mess.
We have around 75 routes combined in our office.
 

timetogo

New member
I'm glad you brought the issue to light. If your DR thought only you were volunteered only to find out the district was...just think what else is slipping past by carriers not informing the nrlca? As much as carriers whine, the union can't help if you don't report a problem and follow through on it.
I've always felt it's better to have too much information than to be run over by the bus you didn't know was coming!
I agree. Too many people complain about the union not doing anything. They need to know to be able to do something.
 

charlie

Well-known member
Yes we had subs in everyday for parcel assistance. Sunday’s became voluntary after I contacted the union. 95% of the regulars came in every Sunday. Parcels calmed down this week. Wednesday was the worst, almost 300 for my route.
after that around 200 a day. Christmas Eve very light around 100. We were never harassed about our hours. They just wanted the parcels delivered that day. District baby sitters were there everyday until middle of last week.
Did the district babysitters get off their fat asses and help? Oh... What a silly question.
 

hunchback

Well-known member
I agree. Too many people complain about the union not doing anything. They need to know to be able to do something.
I was just thinking about this the other day, did you ever get extra pay or a penalty payment or anything more than those that actually volunteered, for being forced in on Sundays during the Christmas period?

I hope so.

That may be the only thing stopping them from ordering Regulars in on Sundays throughout the year when all the RCA's are gone to better paying jobs at McDonalds or The Dollar Store.
 

timetogo

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Yes I had extra hours added to the day to make it double time. National said it happened in other offices too.
We will see how they handle the MOU next year.
 

Punkie5

Active member
i came into work a Sunday around Christmas for my own route.
They did not have enough people, I didn’t volunteer, I just showed up and allowed
To cover only my route. Still haven’t been paid, recently told paperwork has just been
Submitted, had me sign just last week and told it will take 2 pay periods to be paid
WTH......how will I be paid ? Double time? With interest? It just fries my arce that we carriers are held
Responsible for everyday functions, why isn’t mangelment....this is ridiculous....is this grievable?
If so, what violation? Thanks peeps.
 
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