Seniority bump question

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Powell2fresh, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. Powell2fresh

    Powell2fresh New Member

    Hello. I have been at UPS for almost for years. I work on the night sort. About 2 months ago my supervisor asked people based on the seniority list who could start at 5:00 instead of 5:30. I wasn't in a position to do it then so I had to decline. Since then my situation has changed and I would like to bump the person doing it now who I have more seniority than. I asked my supervisor and she said I was okay to take over, but the employee I would be bumping is saying that since I said no I can't bump him. Is this the case. As of now he is getting more hours on the same shift. I have more seniority.
     
  2. milb

    milb Respected Member

    Should talk to your shop steward
     
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  3. Powell2fresh

    Powell2fresh New Member

    I'd appreciate any other opinions.
     
  4. standtall

    standtall You can't hurt my feelings, I left them at home.

    If you don't have a signed bidding process for start times (which I doubt you would), you have every contractual right to bump a junior employee. Your start times are considered "daily" if you haven't signed a bid sheet obligating you to a specific time. Bump away. If your sup won't let you, file a grievance and get paid for the extra hours he/she is working over and above you.
     
  5. Powell2fresh

    Powell2fresh New Member

    Thank you I was thinking along then lines of that. There was no bidding process
     
  6. Powell2fresh

    Powell2fresh New Member

    I appreciate the comments so far: does anybody else have any insight on the situation. I just want to be as informed as possible for tomorrow when I talk to the higher ups.
     
  7. milb

    milb Respected Member

    Talk to your shop stewards first
     
  8. Powell2fresh

    Powell2fresh New Member

    I will do that
     
  9. DC7

    DC7 The Brown Hole

    When I worked the sort the only thing seniority got was vacation bid and the option for more hrs
     
  10. hyena

    hyena I shut down BC

    @Johney why did you disagree with this post?
     
  11. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    You absolutely have to talk to your shop steward about this to find out what past local practice has been.

    It does not matter one wit what we say, it depends on your local and if your supplement has any language covering the situation.
     
  12. Powell2fresh

    Powell2fresh New Member

    I will make to to talk to our steward tomorrow thanks!
     
  13. milb

    milb Respected Member

    Don't agree with post. Just telling him to talk to shop steward
     
  14. milb

    milb Respected Member

    sorry hyena, was talking to @Johney
     
  15. Johney

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

    Not me. Check your name spelling people.
    Johny disagreed.
     
  16. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    You are a troublemaker Mr!
     
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  17. hyena

    hyena I shut down BC

    Lol my bad .