Has anyone that is covered by the Atlantic Area Supplement noticed that in the new tentative agreement you will no longer be able to file your 9.5 grievances as actual 9.5 hours of excessive work. Under the new tentative agreement this is what is printed. Section 2 - Hours of Work and Overtime B. The Company shall make every effort to reduce overtime where requested. If a review does not indicate that progress is being made in the reduction of assigned hours of work, the following language shall apply: Employees shall have the right to file a grievance if the Company has continually (means any three (3) days in five (5) consecutively scheduled work days) caused an employee to work over nine (9) hours and forty-five (45) minutes per day. If the grievance cannot be resolved at the Local Union level, it will be referred directly to the Employer and Union Negotiations Chairmen for settlement. This procedure shall not apply in the peak season of November and December nor in other classifications other than package car driver. So am I reading this right? Are my new grievances for excessive hours no longer 9.5 hours but 9.75 hours? I spoke with my Local 391 "Business Agent" and I asked him why was this issue never brought to anyone's attention? To my surprise he had no idea what I was talking about. He started talking about The Master Agreement and all we need to worry about was Article 37 covering the 9.5 guidelines. Told me to quit spreading rumors and quit making trouble. Told me I have no idea what I am talking about. At one point he started getting angry with me when I repeatedly kept asking him the same question which was "If there is nothing for me to be concerned about, and it does not pertain to the 9.5 guidelines, then why is this printed in the SUPPLEMENT agreement? To my understanding through my 25 years with the company was that a Supplement Agreement overrides the Master Agreement on issues that are mentioned in the Supplement. Right? Wrong? He told me that if in fact this was true that it was only another 15 minutes a day. No big deal for someone who gets payed the $$$ we get payed per hour. I was dumbfounded and just hung up the phone. Its not the pay!! Its the simple fact that I want to be home at a descent hour PERIOD DOT THE END. Please make sure you READ your supplement before you make your YES/NO decision. Ask questions if there is a section you do not understand. Remember wording is very important in contract language. Hopefully your Business Agent can give you a better answer to your questions than my did.