Know your Rights! How Discipline Via Technology Works.

Article 6, Section 6 of the Contract essentially says employees can’t be discharged SOLEY on information received over the telematics unless they are engaged in dishonesty. Drivers can only be issued warning notices AFTER they have a verbal counseling session on an identical infraction. Any discipline must comply with Article 52. 

“No driver shall be discharged based solely upon information received from GPS, telematics, or any successor system that similarly tracks or surveils a driver’s movements unless he/she engages in dishonesty (defined for the purposes of this paragraph as any intentional act or omission by an employee where he/she intends to defraud the Company). A driver’s failure to accurately recall what is reflected by the technology shall not by itself be considered dishonesty. The Company must confirm by direct observation or other corroborating evidence any other violations warranting dis- charge. The degree of discipline dealing with off-area offenses shall not be changed because of the use of the above-mentioned systems. 

No driver shall be issued a warning notice based solely upon the above-mentioned systems without first having a verbal counseling session on an identical infraction (e.g. two seat belt violations). Any such discipline shall also comply with applicable Supplemental disciplinary procedures and requirements. “-Article 6, Section 6 of the National Master United Parcel Service Agreement

If you have any questions reach out to your BA or give the hall a call. 817-429-9863

Chartered in 1956, Dallas-Fort Worth-based Teamsters Local Union 767 serves the labor needs of employees at Americold, Safran, and UPS. President and Principal Officer Dave Reeves, presiding. (817) 429-9863.

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