I have over 1050 Hours in as a Cover Driver sence last Spring so I've been asking about my pay, shouldn't it go up to $18.45 after I hit 900 Hrs.??? I kept getting I don't know about that from multiple managers and my old Center Manager (he was transfered), so with the acting center manager I ask again letting him know I'd like an answer cause this has been pending to long. He e-mails corp or whoever and the responce was Cover driver stays at $16.10. So I show him the contract reffering to Cover driver and He agress but then finds a catch. Overtime doesn't count and it needs to be 900 straight time hrs. So I calculate that I'm at 851.72 hrs. straight time so they got one over again. I only need 48.28 more hours in for that raise but not being used as a cover driver so still waiting. I see also that there are no others raises for me as a cover driver for the remaining time of contract. Once at $18.45 I will stay at that rate till 2013!!!! Now why did our Union agree to that??? Am I really that much less of a driver. I have bad #'s at blind/split routes, (who doesn't), but also out perform others on routes that I do know. I'm not saying I should get top rate but shouldn't there be more progression in pay then this being the kind of work that we do? Ups is saving alot of $$ on us Cover Drivers as is but all these catch 22's is crap. Yea, don't bit the hand that feeds you and be glad you have a job. I know that and haven't wrote grievances yet when they use a manager instead of me to keep my hours under and keeping me from getting in perminent under the 30 in 90 free period. Hard to prove if they have work on truck or not anyways. A catch people don't seem to realize, plus how do you know a manager is working ground if your off at home and they leave when the fulltimers have left the building and can't confirm? I did run air tuesday and saw a manager browned up driven off in a 800 as I headed back to clock out but can't say he had work in truck. They can hide the data of that work. Computers are great aren't they. Does the Union need to have keylogger programs in place that us drivers can access to confirm if documents are falsified? Should I worry bout what I'm saying on here if there is a mole tracing our ip's. Another rant, Why couldn't they use me as a Cover driver Class during peak instead of classifing me as seasonal (which also kept me from hitting 900 straight time hours). The Cover Driver is to be used for Vacation; but also as coverage for any Absentism, funeral leave, increase volumn, and any other ground work that can't be done, (shuttling misloads around), cause of shortage of perm. fulltime drivers. They thought I didn't know that. Mistaken my kindness for ignorance isn't playing off with me to well right now. Is there an exception to peak??? I'm not trying to be greedy. I'll take free days off, (only real benifit of being a cover driver), but I've been pulling off my far share of the work, bouncing around different routes and thinking I have a route figured out for next time, next time comes and the thing same bout that route is the number identifiying it cause it got hacked cut and split to shreads when I'm on it again thereby having to figure it out again, and being held accountable just as equally as the full timers!!! Not complaining cause I work hard at anything I do but in the end Shouldn't we Cover drivers have more of a progresson because of what we have to put up with and not just wait our time. So what if they change it next contract. That's 2 yrs. away. IT shouldn't of been agreed on in this one. Air drivers have a much better progresson and I'm not cutting them down cause I've been a bid air driver for yrs as well and got a pay reduction to do more work, LoL. Cover drivers have more risks and liabilties then air drivers.