I have been with the company 15+ years. I always take the week of Thanksgiving as my option week. I am in the midwest in a large hub. Now mind you, I'm in the first batch of people in my dept. to be able to request vacations. A pt sup came up to me and informed me that I HAD to change my vacation to the week BEFORE Thanksgiving. When I mentioned that I should have enough seniority - she replied "I don't know I think that there are already too many people on vacation." My ft sup had the pt sup (who was new in our dept.) take care of this. My question - if this comes up again this year- should I file a grievance? Does seniority even count any more in this company? What article would I use for this grievance? Thanks for any assistance. Don't state go to your steward - they barely glance at your grievance that you've written - and don't go over grievances with you prior to turning it in. Stewards also will stand and listen while you argue with your sup- never interjecting anything. This is also true at your grievance hearing. But that is another subject. Any help would be appreciated regarding forcing people to change vacation dates.