8 hour requests and the TA

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by scoutlover, May 8, 2013.

  1. scoutlover

    scoutlover Member

    I happened to notice in the TA that the line talking about only being able to have one 8 hour request per loop was marked through. Does that actually mean they are doing away with that stipulation or did I miss something?
     
  2. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Yes. They have a week to plan for it.
     
  3. scoutlover

    scoutlover Member

    The reason I ask is because that's a little trick they use to screw us coverage drivers out of a request 8 (they'll move us into a loop with a more senior driver who also has an 8 hour request).
     
  4. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    It's not a trick...it's seniority.
     
  5. scoutlover

    scoutlover Member

    No, the trick is when they pull us off a weekly bid where there were no 8's into a loop with one. Or another is where they create a split route and name it in the same loop as one with an 8 yet we don't deliver a single stop in that loop. That's not seniority...
     
  6. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    why does the company need a full week to plan for 8 hour days...they can cut a car out 15 minutes before start time...I think 3 days notice is fair especially when sudden things pop up.
     
  7. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Good point. In our local, or at least in my Center, we get 3 8's a month and we can tell them the night before.
     
  8. Brownslave688

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

    Here it's still 24 hours notice. As a driver I'd prefer the week.
     
  9. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    In our local 294. We need 5 days notice in writting. 2 a month