The center Im in went for about 20yrs with the drivers being able to flop and switch routes anytime there was a better route to run than the route they had bid on. Before I was hired on there was a griev filed by someone without much seniority that the drivers should not be able to flop routes, this makes it so the bottom drivers are not always driving the tuffest routes b/c the seinor drivers have the best rts and most vacations. So guy that filed has went on to feeders but where Im sitting is not 2 bad. The seinor drivers have went to the union to get it switched back with no luck but now there is talk of being able to vacate a route and I am wondering if there are other centers that drivers vacate routes.
Also the manager we had had a policy of when a route came up for bid there were only allowed to be three different bids and after the third bid he said he was allowed to assign the 4th route to put a end to the bidding. I have not seen anything in the contract that says this is ok. Is he right?