Central States Sup Article 3 Section 19 (summary) Section b A part time coverage driver who has worked under 900 straight time hours as part time coverage driver will be paid 16.10 an hour and continue to receive part time benefits and pension. No coverage drivers may be used if full-time employees are on layoff in the building. (Drivers in progression do not apply to this) Why would part time cover drivers get preferred treatment over employees in progression. 900 hours = 22+ weeks at 40 hours a week. If an employee in progression completed 240 hours in the months of Jan-May or Sept to Nov. and they would gain full time rights, benefits and pension? Why can these part time coverage drivers work 89 days in a row or more and still not be given full time status? These part time coverage drivers could and will work 899 hours as part time coverage drivers in addition to their average 900 hours as part time loaders, sorters, preload, etc for a total of over 1700 hours a year yet they will still only receive part time benefits and pension. Now a driver in progression could have 59 days in and the 60th day could and will be given to a part-time coverage driver to fill a single vacation day or help a driver or drivers finish their work if they can't. I wonder if UPS will take every possible step to keep using the $16.10 part time benifet part time pension driver or the driver in progression who will make 28.00 an hour. Drivers will be stuck in progression for god only knows how long.