I'm curious to hear some of the excuses for the company not paying over 9.5 grievances. Had a driver in my loop get his denied because they told him he was on an appex route... ironically he got a grievance paid last year. My route was cut 4 days last week and I ran another route where half my work went (that driver was on vacation) and the center manager tells me that driver isn't on the 9.5 list... ironically he is and I will file on Monday for 4 days of 10+ hour dispatches. I realize being a teamster after many years we often come out on the wrong end of vague contract wording. I love how we always get the bs non-existent fine print excuses. Why do we have to settle with Teamsters always dropping the ball. They want us to file over 9.5 grievances and use 8 hr requests but rarely put up a fight for us when we do. Why aren't we all on the 9.5 list in the first place and the small % of guys who want all the OT take themselves off? Why does the Union tell us that the companies numbers mean nothing to us but then tell us we can only file 9.5 grievances if we were dispatched over 9.5 according to their numbers? Reading over Article 37 Section 1C it certainly seems to be defending an individual drivers rights. I don't see any exceptions excluding cover drivers, or for being on a route whose driver is or isn't on the 9.5 list, or for a driver covering another when their route is cut, or for a driver with no bid route. Obviously the 9.5 committee isn't getting the point of this contractual agreement and the Union seems to be bending over instead of putting the gloves on.