As contract time gets closer, I am working on gathering facts and information about the 22.3 job classifications. At my hub, there is a huge untapped resource that I think can really get us back on track and that is part timers! The problem, at least in my reload- there is only steward and he is part time. So it would be hard for him to do all the leg work of getting something like I am about to say through. He recently came bitching to me that a driver who had only been driving for 4 months, just qualified, took a 22.3 job. The driver has been with UPS for about 2 years total (its easy to get a FT driving job here, the growth rate that my hub services is exploding) - the p/t reload steward has been a shifter for 10 years now. He thought a 22.3 would be a way to get a full time job without having to be a driver first. There are a lot of part timers that feel the same as him. I kind of do, I have been a cover driver and I know what the drivers go through...I really do not want to spend my career at UPS deciding wether I'm going to miss packages or take a piss (exaggerating) or getting in and out of a truck 180+ times a day. However, I DO see the side of the drivers - the 22.3's are a faster way for you guys that have been beaten for years. At my hub, I notice all of the senior drivers always passing up the 22.3's that do come up few and far between. Usually comes down to the new guys (sometimes young kids like me 21-23 age) that take these 22.3 jobs and piss off the part timers that have been around forever. Probably because they aren't taking a pay cut at all, no familes to support nor have they reached the top out rate yet. The senior guys seem to not take the jobs because they can't afford to take it. Is there a way that we could introduce a ratio system like management has for getting into driving (isn't it like 6 to 1)? For example, for every 6 full time drivers that turn down a 22.3 job, ask 1 part timer? If the part timer passes it on, ask the next in line 6 full timers? Meaning, at least give the part timers a SHOT in the dark at it. I think asking 6 full timers in seniority order always gives the guys who have been driving for 20+ years a chance to get out. I know its scraps, but its better than nothing! I despise the separation of the full timers and the pedestal management puts them on at my hub! What are you thoughts? How could I go about starting this? Petition or would it just be worthless to even try?