Seniority question

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by brownmvp, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. brownmvp

    brownmvp Member

    Tcd waiting to be trained with 6 yrs seniority as a package handler. my building has two centers south and east. I was assigned to the south center and was told that they wont be training for the rest of the year. In the east center they are training guys still and majority have less seniority than me. If building seniority rules shouldnt they put me in the center thats training instead of letting guys with less seniority get trained before me. Same building just considered a different center. I tried to search but didnt see anything
     
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Why don't you want to be a FT driver?
     
  3. brownmvp

    brownmvp Member

    I do but im just trying to get my foot into driving so while waiting for the next bid to go up i just decided to do tcd
     
  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Did you ever think that if there was no TCD's UPS would have to hire FT drivers.
     
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  5. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    You are going to need to call your local and ask. Different regions have different practices.
     
  6. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    Best thing you can do is go talk to the East manager about getting trained. Explain South's position and yours. Call your local too. Either way doing nothing will get you exactly that.
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...and then lay them off when volume is down...?
     
  8. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Yep. They can go work the preload and another sort to get their hours.
     
  9. brownmvp

    brownmvp Member

    I agree with you but me not going tcd is not gonna solve that problem in my building bc there is always a next guy up, so i figure why not try to make that 28/hr now until i see a ft go up and win the bid and then continue making 28 instead of dropping to 18.75. Just tryna feed my family!
     
  10. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    then they go back in building to doing what they were x2.
     
  11. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Spoken like a true Union member.
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...which may cause two PTers to lose their hours for that day...
     
  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Maybe not in my building as we are still trying to hire enough permanent PTers to cover the sorts. But you consideration is noted. Just don't think it is fair to string a guy out for years with the hope of one day getting a FT driving job.