Bid posted in absence...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by littlelady, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. littlelady

    littlelady New Member

    Would I have any options if a bid was posted in my absence? For instance, say I take my weeks vacation M-F then I am not due back until Tuesday the following week.If the bid is posted Monday to Monday does that mean i'm out of luck?
  2. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    When you say bid, is that a bid route -- or to cover a route for a week. Because for us in our building a bid is posted for 2 weeks .A cover bid is by the thurdays before vacation.
  3. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    I would ask a friend that is working that week to look at the bids and let you know via telephone what is up on the board. If one is to your liking, tell him to put your name up.
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Your mgt team should call you if a bid sheet is posted while you are on vacation.
  5. littlelady

    littlelady New Member

    No trust in workplace on this one... and very little faith in mgmt following procedure could I grieve it if it happened without my knowledge?
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If the bid is posted, you are qualifed for the job and want to bid on it, and they fail to notify you before the bid is awarded then, yes, you have the right to grieve.

    I tried to find the specific contract language but did not find it.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2011
  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    HERE, people coming off vacation can bump onto a bid they missed.
  8. Dragon

    Dragon Package Center Manager

    You missed the bid, not our fault. We do not have to contact you to notify you of a bid. Sorry
  9. ymelord

    ymelord Active Member

    I agree there isn't any language, but I would file a grievance for everything else that I could. A supervisor touchs a pkg I would file, harassment file, intimidation file, 9.5 file, get my drift. I would drive them crazy.
  10. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Wouldn't fly here. It's our responsibility to bid on week to week bid by Friday. Either by calling in or having steward sign us up on it.

    Same as above. Mgt does not have to notify us.

    ‚ÄčOr steward...............
  11. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    HUH, No way in he double hockey sticks would a management person call every person that is not present when a bid is posted. If they did it for one they would have to do it for every person in the future. Never happen!!
  12. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Your best bet is to get your local steward to let you know if a bid is posted and sign you up if your interested.

    Upstate did not find the language because it does not exist. They do not have to notify you, you miss it you have no grievance recourse.
  13. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    The only possibility you might have is with a 'past practice'. If you can prove that there is a 'past practice' of notifying drivers of bids then you could (maybe) win a grievance.
  14. brownrod

    brownrod Active Member

    There is language regarding this in my supplement. basically it says have your steward contact you if you are on vacation...
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I misread the thread. We don't bid on a weekly basis--the only time we bid is when we re-bid the delivery areas every two years. This is what I based my advice on. Our casual drivers do not bid on specific areas to cover--they are assigned based on seniority and area knowledge.
  16. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    What do you do if you have a rte that is vacated for what ever reason? Does the rte stay vacated until the next bid cycle?
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Good question--I will have to ask our steward tomorrow morning.
  18. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Nope, HERE the route has to be posted.
  19. rod

    rod retired and happy

    They used to post bids like that all the time. Especially when they knew the person highest on the seniority list who wanted a different route (and they didn't like) was on vacation. Thats when its nice to have a friend or two to keep you posted on any shenanigans they try to pull. I tell ya its a constant battle.
  20. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    It is the same here.