UPS forcing drivers to work 70-hour weeks
This Christmas, UPS drivers are getting the gift of overtime — whether they want it or not.
United Parcel Service on Dec. 1 called for mandatory overtime for its drivers across the country — although not every shop has had to immediately implement the new hours.
Local 804 says UPS is playing fast-and-loose with regulations designed for long-haul surface truckers — not package delivery drivers who are in and out of their vehicles all day carrying hundreds of packages.
“It’s exhausting, a lot of wear-and-tear and stress on the body. We have filed labor charges on this,” said Local 804 principal officer Eddie Villalta. “This is a safety issue.”