Feeder Seniority

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  1. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Was talking with another driver today, and we were wondering how different hubs classify feeder seniority; meaning, do package car drivers carry their seniority into feeders, or does feeder seniority reset?

    We keep our seniority from PC when we go into feeders. We hear OK City, or that area resets seniority when drivers make it in feeders.
     
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    In my building (in the Midwest) FT employees carry their seniority no matter which job they bid. A lot of off the street Feeder drivers don't like it because whenever a package car driver bids into Feeders most likely they will get pushed back down the list.
     
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  3. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    We retain our seniority date as far as company seniority, but when we go into feeders you obtain a "new" feeder seniority date when you bid a run and do it for a day. For instance someone with 25 years f/t p/c seniority can have more feeder seniority than say someone who comes into feeders later with 30 years f/t p/c. Make sense?
     
  4. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Johney, are in Oklahoma?
     
  5. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Southeast. Way south.
     
  6. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    We used to have classification seniority but got rid of it a few contracts ago, now you take your FT seniority with you.
     
  7. QKRSTKR

    QKRSTKR Active Member

    We carry our seniority over from packages
     
  8. MaceFremonti

    MaceFremonti Active Member

    UPS company seniority here.....'91 seniority can get you a day run at my building.
     
  9. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Day run and deal with the a-whole drivers all day? No thanks.
     
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  10. upschuck

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    Same here
     
  11. upschuck

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    Antarctica?
     
  12. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Don't have enough seniority for that run. Besides isn't that just south not southeast?
     
  13. upschuck

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    Not that old.
     
  14. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Oh I'm old enough.
     
  15. MaceFremonti

    MaceFremonti Active Member

    LOL...'tis true, but we have a few runs here and there where day traffic is very light.
     
  16. CTRUPS

    CTRUPS New Member

    The right to move up to feeder goes by company seniority but all new drivers are given a new feeder seniority date. They still maintain their package seniority for when they go back to package. So a feeder driver can have numerous seniority dates (part time start date, full time start date that also leads to an adjusted start date and then a transfer date and or a package seniority date and then finally feeder seniority) but only feeder seniority matters in feeder.
     
  17. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    What part of the country are you in?
     
  18. CTRUPS

    CTRUPS New Member

    Ontario ca.
     
  19. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Here if you obtain feeder seniority you don't go back to package. If you do you lose your package seniority along with your run and are considered the bottom guy. You can "bump" any other job in the building as long as they have less company seniority than you or two jobs if necessary to get your 8 excluding 22.3 jobs. Also once feeder qualified we must pick vacation off feeder vac list.
     
  20. CTRUPS

    CTRUPS New Member

    We have 2 classes of "Feeder" drivers on the seniority list. "Bid" drivers and "Cover" drivers. Bid drivers are planned to be in feeder permanently and cover drivers are brought into feeder(by seniority) as needed and when they aren't needed in feeder they are in package. In the 90s there was several seniority lists combined and so the conclusion for basis of seniority was when a driver trained to be in feeder as several drivers had been cover drivers in domiciles(2 bid and 2 cover drivers) where they were only feeder when bid drivers were on vacation. So our "feeder seniority" is based on when you take your class to be a feeder driver and once you pass class you start picking vacations and holidays off of feeder vacation list.