My husband is a relief feeder driver in northern California. Every morning they call and give him the option to sit on relief or go to packages. Most days he goes to package because his seniority in feeders is pretty low. In packages he is on page 1 of the seniority list, so he is pretty high in seniority there. For the last few years he has been the regular cover for a package route whose bid driver was out on comp, then state disability. He has performed this route successfully every time he was not required to stay in feeders. A few months ago, the center manager pulled him off that route to train a new driver on it. They put him on a different route (cold) every day that week. After the week the training driver DQ'd himself and they put my hubs back on the original cover. A week later they yanked him again to train yet another new driver. They told him then that it was a 'designated training route'. After all this he finally accepted that the route he preferred was no longer available and requested to be put on a different route that was being covered by a lower seniority refief driver. He was denied daily for a week. During this time he was again put on a different route cold every day, while the lower seniority driver continued to do the requested route. His request was ignored until we started filing grievances for violation of seniority. Then the center manager pulled him in the office and told him it would be 4 months until he could be trained on the new route. I have tried talking to the BA about this to confirm the existence of the designated training route, the willingness to send him out cold on every route except the one he requested, the daily harassment for not reaching UPS's magic 'numbers, etc., but he will not talk to me because I an not a teamster. The hubs has called him, but they have not been able to connect because the hubs is working during the day. My husband is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. This center manager has beat his pride and integrity to a pulp. I need help. I don't know where to turn. I have read the supplemental, but there are parts I dont understand. I don't know how long the manager can violate seniority and be a general dick before the hubs looses it all together. Anyone have any ideas?