Am I screwed or can I still win the combo bid?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Ilovetoast, May 15, 2014.

  1. Ilovetoast

    Ilovetoast New Member

    Hi all Im tossing and turning all night stressing out about this.

    On April 16 there was 14 combo bids that went out. Im a parttimer of 11 years and put my name on all of them. Sadly again 3 weeks go by and no phone call or any notice that I won a bid.
    Today there was actualy some one in HR and I poped in to ask what was the loweset bid that won on the combos...wanted to see if I was close.
    He checked and it turns out some one with one year less seniority won a job I bid on!!

    I was not happy, he told me it was because it was my number 3 choice and it was his number 1 choice. I have never heard that it works that way and I asked my Union reps and they have never heard of that way too.

    Any ways im going down to the union hall in the morning. Do I have a good case or because its 3 weeks latter am I screwed?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Based solely on what you posted you have a legitimate beef.
  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    All bids are independent of each other. I never heard of a number 3 or 1 choice. Sounds like BS to me. Grievance time I would say.
  4. Ilovetoast

    Ilovetoast New Member

    I hope I get it... This is my first grievance in 11 years working for UPS, Time to see if all my Union dews are going to pay off.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do Union dews taste better than non-union dews?
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  6. Ilovetoast

    Ilovetoast New Member

    Oppss * Union dues!
  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

  8. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    It certainly must be nice to be perfect Dave. Well, at least give that impression. Hopefully nobody here finds out what really goes on when you are on the road.
  9. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    ^the guy tries to make a funny and you have to be a jerk about it?!?
  10. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    OP, I would definitely say you have a legitimate beef. Seniority rules all the time. And how would he even know which bid would be your preference. Unless you actually numbered them in the order of your choosing. But even if that was the case, seniority is still seniority. They should ask everyone on the list that signed if they are interested in that particular position and if not, go to the next person.
  11. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Seniority is all you got going for you in this job. I'd call BS on that one.
  12. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    I'd say you have a case to file if you nail them before the other guy makes his FT seniority. If it's been 3 weeks, he's half-way there to his 30 working days. You need to be calling the union hall/business agent ASAP.

    It's actually pretty surprising how often HR :censored2:s up on stuff like this, potentially screwing people out of thousands of dollars in wages and an earlier FT seniority date.
  13. steward71

    steward71 Active Member

    As long as you file the paper work before his 30th work day then you will be fine. In my area if you filed before the 30th work day and your case is not heard even for 6 months and you win they have to give you the job. HR is dead wrong on this, you can sign any and all bids it has nothing to about choice. It is about seniority, is that simple. But nothing UPS does is simple.
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