FT bid run getting bumped off

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Stephen1103, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. Stephen1103

    Stephen1103 New Member

    I work in upstate ny been there 15 years. I am a full time package car driver I have a steady bid run same run everyday. So I thought, since I've started my run in February there has a been a total of 3 weeks that I was on my run all 5 days the rest of the weeks I've been getting bumped off it to cover other drivers runs and a cover driver more times then not covers my bid run. Our union president 687 who sells us union members out on a steady baises unbelievable its pretty black & white in the national master agreement. I'm going to be honest I'm getting pretty frustrated here need advice please
  2. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Have you filed a grievance?? You do know that you have to do that, correct??
  3. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    yeah, talk to your stewart asap! I mean it too!
  4. Stephen1103

    Stephen1103 New Member

    Already have filed a grievance
  5. Stephen1103

    Stephen1103 New Member

    Already have president of the union was in the building and they did it I'm telling you flat out in the building and knew it was going on
  6. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    This has been going on since February and you're just asking about it now.

    Why did you grieve it?

    Your Steward should be able to take care of this in about 30 seconds.
  7. Stephen1103

    Stephen1103 New Member

    I was hoping there was someone else I could call above my local
  8. Stephen1103

    Stephen1103 New Member

    ive spoken to my stewards no answers still happens
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Steve and I work in the same center. Our center manager has told us that we are all considered cover drivers. Our BA has also told us that there is little that the union can do. Steve has been getting screwed on a regular basis but there is also little that he can do, other than telling them "no" and letting the chips fall where they may.

    Steve is not the only bid driver who gets moved around but it does seem to happen to him more than the others.
  10. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    So he does not have a bid route, he is a bid cover driver, correct?

    I believe you have to maintain 10% of your bid routes as bid cover routes.

    If this is the case, does not the route selection by bid cover drivers go in seniority order?
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Nope. He has a bid run.
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    File for not being on your route EVERYTIME
    File for 9.5's
    Request hour days and file when you don't get them
    File everytime you see a sup working.

    Trust me after this they will start to get it.
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  13. Fragile

    Fragile Active Member

  14. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    That must be a regional thing. We have extra routes that are put in, but once they are in for (I cannot remember how many days in a row) they have to be bid. Once bid, it is the bid holders route until he/she bids off it. Unless it is a training route, but that is specified on the bid sheet.

    If there are extra routes put in, they are offered in seniority order. As they are usually crap wagons, low seniority people run them unless there is nothing available for higher seniority people.
  15. Stephen1103

    Stephen1103 New Member

    The problem I guess I'm really having is why my local union president isn't really doing anything about it and I wanna know if there is someone ELSE besides my union president for my local that I can contact because this guy seems like he's working for UPS and not the TEAMSTERS
  16. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    What is the violation in the Master Agreement ?

    Do you mean the regional supplemental Agreement ?

    If you aren't getting anywhere with the grievance procedure....

    Go to your Locals next monthly meeting, and confront the President

    during the "new business" portion of the meeting.

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  17. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    @UpstateNYUPSer for president????!!!!?????!!!!!???!!
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  18. cafelatte

    cafelatte Member

    Definitely a great idea as long as your not being told "your out of order and to sit down"
  19. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Hmm, they should tell you that YOU'RE out of order.

    Hmm, your center manager and you have something in common, neither of you knows the rules
  20. Whatbrownwontdoforyou

    Whatbrownwontdoforyou Well-Known Member

    I'm just shocked that there are problems there in upstate.......I always thought that management is perfect up there and that management were all good who care about there workers