FedEx is cutting you back on hours if they can possibly get away with it. Here's the solution, at least short-term...if you can afford it. Work only your part-time hours and refuse to do anything extra. Policy supports your ability to do this and contact HR if your manager attempts to intimidate you. HR will actually take your side, especially if you have any reason to not work extra hours (childcare, elder care, school, another job). FedEx has lost numerous lawsuits over forcing work on PTer's, and they know they'll lose again if you sue. Short-term, you'll lose some money, but long-term, you'll force FedEx to either upgrade you or end the 30 hour cap. Talk with other part-timers and see if you can gain some measure of unity. If enough of you just walk away, FedEx will have to change their policy. Nothing changes minds faster than uncovered routes and poor service numbers. With peak on the way, you have extra power you will not have post-peak. December 26th, you will be not be needed anyway, and all of your bargaining power is gone. Nothing will ever change unless you force the issue.