what should i do??

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by southern upser, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. southern upser

    southern upser New Member

    I was disqualified from driving back in April of this year for health reasons. Im a cover driver out of *************. My center manager disqualified me for 90 days so i can get back to good health. I have a doctors clearance letter stating than im back to 100% heath. I went to my center manager after my 90 days where up that was in mid September. My manager has been telling me since mid september that its up to human resources on when i can go back to driving when im needed to cover routes. Ive been constantly getting the run around with both my manager and human resources with both of them telling me its up to one or the other on who decides when i can go back to cover driving. Heres my main question ive seen other cover drivers with less senority than my self out driving before myself. Ive allready talked to my shop steward about the situation im in and they tell me to keep filing grievances on the less senority drivers who are driving.

    How should i go about this situation should i continue to keep filing grievances or should i just wait for the center manager to call me for a route?

    I honestly dont know what i should really do.


    Im looking for advice on what i should do.
    thankyou in advance Bill
     
    Lasted edited by : Nov 19, 2010
  2. hubrat

    hubrat Squeaky Wheel

    Call your local. They have an attorney. That's discrimination.
     
  3. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    It is your right to file grievances but that's not the way to get on your managers good side.
     
  4. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Are you full time?
    What was your health problem?
    Are you a single day vacation driver?
    If you filed what is your BA telling you?
     
  5. southern upser

    southern upser New Member

    I'm not a full time driver I'm a part time cover driver.I was having chest pains while out on a route.I've been cleared bye my doctor. I have filed 3 grievances and my shop steward is telling me to be cautious about going through with them and that's what I'm planning to do. I'm just really not to sure on what to do.
     
  6. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    It sounds to me like they might not like you for some reason. I would let the grievence procedure play out.
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I would think that this should not be an issue with Peak almost here--the test will come once Peak is done. I personally would hold off on any formal action until after Peak.
     
  8. southern upser

    southern upser New Member

    Yea I see where you all are coming from but I'm not getting straight forword answers for my center manager or human resources
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...and you probably won't until after Peak. I would wait until then to sit down with them and discuss your situation.
     
  10. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Keep filing!!!!
    Stack up the paper on them, that's what they would do to you.
    If you feel you're being passed over, why care what the center manager thinks about a grievance?
    He'll get over it and will know better next time he considers discounting your rights.
    Why are people so scared to stickup for themselves?
    My only question is, did you drive enough days on your first go around to qualify?
    If not, you may have to wait till the next opportunity afforded by seniority
    Not sure what a part time cover driver is to be honest.
    In the central region where I am the only part time drivers are Art 40 air drivers.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Just curious, and not wanting to start anything with you, but how can you advise him to file if you are not fully aware of his situation?

    BTW, a part time cover driver, or casual driver as we call them here, is a driver who is not FT and does not have his own delivery area. In our center they are sometimes allowed to work on the inside to get their hours if they are not driving.
     
  12. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Because he has had the fortitude to file 3 already.
    In the grievance process their is always a bonified dispute to be settled.
    It doesn't need to be taken personally by either party.
    It's what the process is for.
    In my building the steward/agents would not entertain a grievance that's not supported by contractual language.
    My point was that there need not be any fear in protecting ones contractual rights.
    We need not be fearful to file a grievance when a violation is perceived.
    Management and Union should be able sort it out without fear of intimidation or retaliation.
     
  13. Braveheart

    Braveheart New Member

    File every single time a junior driver goes out!
     
  14. Johney

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

    Let me ask this are you in the north end of the building or the south end? I assume from where your from you work in my building.
     
  15. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Exactly. You are getting a good old fashioned runaround. Why wait until Peak is over? You have bills to pay NOW. You have to eat NOW.
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I advised him to wait until after Peak as I assumed he would be working every day the rest of the year.
     
  17. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    There I fixed it for ya!!
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It's good to know that our friendly Green Grocer has our back.
     
  19. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Note to self:
    Never use the word assume when grgrcr88 is around.
    :happy-very:
     
  20. southern upser

    southern upser New Member

    Are you out of west palm/riviera beach? is so im out of metro center is who i drive for