Bidding/ layoffs

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by LDS, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. LDS

    LDS New Member

    I had an interview with UPS freight forwarding and I'm not sure if I should accept the job if offered because of what I was told about bidding during the interview. I was basically told there is a possibility for me to be laid off at bidding time if the number of bids are less than the number of drivers and me being having the lowest seniority I would be laid off. Now I have dealt with bidding before at another company but we were only bidding for work schedules. The only way someone was laid off or fired would be due to performance or every blue moon company cuts but not at bidding time. With me being a novice with UPS bidding process can someone please give me some more info on this, thanks.
     
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    If you don't have enough seniority to bid a run, could you work the dock until something comes up?
     
  3. LDS

    LDS New Member

    Thanks for your response, so will I only be able to bid at that location? Is there ever an option to work in another UPS location?
     
  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Not between UPS Freight and UPS small package. Totally separate companies. Your local may be able to recommend you to another Union company they represent. (Their Union members not the companies.)
     
  5. LDS

    LDS New Member

    thanks