Don't know about the rest of the country, but here in Local 104 territory combo's are being held to 8 hrs only, as has been the case in all slow times but now it's becoming steadfast. Today my ctr mgr sent out a part-timer to run air since I'm covering a middle of the night shuttle this week and would not have finished the air before my 8 hrs were up. I told him I had precedence over a part-timer, overtime or not, he actually stated to me that it was "in the contract" that combo's get 8 hrs!! What he meant was we are GUARANTEED 8 hrs, well part-timers are guaranteed 5-1/2 hrs but they are worked 12 hrs a day, no problem, all because some god above has decreed this. I have 13 yrs in, my coworker combo also many yrs and we feel like he__! Also, when the company gets stuck and runs out of drivers it's "go out and do this route, and you've got to finish it, I got the okay for you to go over 12"! We're the red-headed stepchildren of the company. I'm filing every day this week that this happens. Anyone else in this boat? It stinks! I'm a loyal, hard-working employee but UPS makes me feel like a turd.