bid route

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by pet_rock, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. pet_rock

    pet_rock New Member

    i am a pt cover for 5 years now.still waiting to go ft like all other cover drivers. we have a route posted to be bid but no driver wants to commit to it because it is a terrible route. my question is since i am the only driver that has bid, would the company make me a ft driver to cover the route daily? i am under the southern supplement and can not find the answer, any suggestions?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If no FT seniority, cover or casual drivers want to sign the bid the route should be yours for the taking.
  3. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the Brown Cafe. Put your name on the list,
    you never know. good luck
  4. Daniel Bryant

    Daniel Bryant Member

    Same thing happened to me back when I was a cover driver. Downtown route and I was happy to bid on it if it got me driving everyday. I was told it would be my route only when I was needed on the road. That if they didn't need me to drive I didn't get to come in and run it. Was better for me to stay unassigned and run something good every now and then.
  5. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    If you are asking that if you bid this route the company will make you F/T ahead of someone who didn't bid it but has more seniority....than no.
  6. CAFAL

    CAFAL New Member

    Here in my district if there is a bid,next senior person is forced to take it. Whether they want it or not. They don't skip over people here anymore
  7. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    IF your the highest seniority person that bids the FT route that is open it's yours and your a FT driver. Seniority rules however you have to bid the job in order for seniority to mean anything. They can't say that it's not your route because others that didn't sign the bid have more seniority than you. T

    They can't force someone to take a bid job just because they have more seniority than someone else. That would be like saying every PTimer will have to driver sooner or later.
  8. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    You'd be shocked what goes on in NY.
  9. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    I guess I would. In the union it should go the way I said. I know in my area that is how it works... But than again we don't have PT cover driver only FT cover. Pt's only driver Air and only on Sat.
  10. pet_rock

    pet_rock New Member

    thanks for all the info everyone. with the company trying to keep part timers from advancing i thought i could slip under the radar by doing this. i am still going to leave my name posted as of right now i am still the only bid for the route. we will see what happens. i WILL keep everyone posted for future reference.
  11. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    If you want the job sign the bid list if you don't sign the list you can't win the bid... LEAVE YOUR NAME ON THE BID LIST. Pull out your contract and read your supplement / rider. Specificly the section dealling with seniority.
  12. CAFAL

    CAFAL New Member

    If you are pt and drive,and you are next on list you have to take the bid. You can't say no i don't like that route. We had too many seniority issues with people passing. This is a union rule
  13. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    Our bid sheets state one must be a Full Time Employee to bid on a Full Time Route .