Bid on route

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by PullmanBrown, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    no a reg temp is considered part-time, even though they work 50 hrs a week (which should be illegal)..reg temps can’t bid on routes here
     
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  2. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Interesting. Is this in your guys contract? Here you change classifications, like take a 22.3 job. You go to that jobs top rate.
     
  3. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    That's what our cover drivers are.
     
  4. Basically a reg temp is the same as a full time drivers as far as pay scale. They are considered part time employees and get the part time pension, decades ago of give backs.
     
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  5. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    the whole pension/fulltime is disgusting at UPS, after I put ten years in , 5 years preload (25hrs a week) 5 years driving (40+ Hrs a week) I got my pension statement the other week i get $10 a month if i retired now lol
     
  6. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    It's just so crazy how different it is across the country. These 22.4s are really going to create some interesting threads when they finally get implemented. Just a whole new thing for UPS to screw up or mess with.
     
  7. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Cover driver /reg temp same thing
     
  8. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Not exactly. Our cover drivers make 75% of top rate.

    So going to 22.4 will be a pay increase.
     
  9. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

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  10. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    If I have a bad day at work I just hop on browncafe and look at one of your dave pics I just start laughing .
     
  11. Brown287

    Brown287 Im not the Mail Man!

    No cover drivers here....that job class doesn’t exist in Nor-Cal. Tuesday through Saturday drivers currently are just low seniority full time drivers. They get a 35 cent shift differential pay increase though and when they work Monday they are paid double time. Also that 35 cent increase is paid all week not just on Saturday.
     
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  12. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    So the company is really making out where you are when this contract goes through.

    No more extra 35 cents per driver and pay them less.
     
  13. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    Neither is true in New England.
     
  14. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    How are hundreds of weeks of vacations and thousands of days off per year, per center covered if there are no cover drivers. There's cover drivers but you guys just call it something else. In my center, about 1/4th of drivers are cover drivers, all full time - same status as bid drivers. They're cover by choice to avoid crappy routes. There are no part time drivers (outside of air) in New England.
     
  15. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    As to OP question. In New England, we bid once every 2 years. However, retirements or job loss in any other way that opens up a route then goes up for bid before the 2 year increment.
     
  16. Brown287

    Brown287 Im not the Mail Man!

    Yes I understand but in Southern California they actually have a cover driver. Think of them more as a casual driver.

    From what I understand these are drivers who don’t quite have a permanent spot yet and work the pre-load when a driving spot isn’t available.

    This would never fly in Nor-Cal as from where I sit it would seemingly make the wait for a permanent “Full-Time” spit take for ever.
     
  17. Brown287

    Brown287 Im not the Mail Man!

    RPCD would still qualify for the 35 cents as its “differential pay” for the abnormal schedule.

    The double time on Monday will still exist because that’s considered “7th day” work.

    With that said I’d be surprised if those schedules will be needed because of the influx of 22.4’s.
     
  18. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Sorry about your boats and big trucks guys, OT going bye-bye , hahahahah
     
  19. Poop Head

    Poop Head Poop is funny

    One bid per career. Sounds like you blew it brah
     
  20. ol'browneye

    ol'browneye Active Member

    Where I am in Missouri, I believe we can win 3 bids a year but have to wait 30 days after winning one to bid again.