Bidded route to training route

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by doodoo brown, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. doodoo brown

    doodoo brown Member

    My bidded route is now a training route, can I still bid on this or would I have to bid on something else or stay unassigned and run it because I would be the highest seniority unassigned driver. How do they determine what is a training route or is mgmt screwing with me. This route doesn't have the same stuff on it on a daily basis, how can they train someone on that.
  2. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    Ask your steward, each building has 3 training routes, see if they
    changed something. They should of said somethingto you.
  3. 1980

    1980 Member

    training routes are only used when they HIRE,dont know where you are at but I think it's safe to say by the time we hire again a new management team will be in place and they won't have a clue which routes are training!
  4. hubrat

    hubrat Squeaky Wheel

    They should not change a route to a training route until the next bid, but I don't know what the precise rules are for this. It's pretty rude.

    If you bid on a training route and they hire someone and want your route, you become cover. That's why it should be clear that it's a training route when you bid so you know what you're agreeing to.
  5. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Training routes differ from area to area. Your local supplement will have the info you need. Our area the training routes are determined by management, the number is based on how many routes we have in. The drivers can choose to rebid the route or keep it. If they keep it, when it is being trained, the driver becomes a cover driver, and works as assigned.
  6. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    Something not right, if it's your bidded route, what did they did with the other training routes, I am sure you guys had 3 Trainings routes before. usually they make a open route, like someone fired or quit. they take that route for a training route.. WHY YOURS.
  7. dcdriver

    dcdriver nations capital

    Training routes can be bid on. If they put a new hire on the your route(training route) you become a cover driver. you can not bump a lower senior driver that has a bid route. You only can bump cover drivers that you have more senority then.
  8. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I wouldn't think you could change a bid route into a training route. You should keep what you bid on. Boss just can't decide on a whim who he wants to aggravate and make their route a training route.
  9. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    In the Atlantic Area training routes have to be designated when the annual bid list is posted so everyone knows what they are bidding on, they can't just turn your route into a training route on a whim after the bid.
  10. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    AGREE 100% they cant make it a training route after you bid. Need to be told before.
  11. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    We have bids for life, if the company needs a new training route and nothing is open, they will pick a route a designate it a training route. At which time the driver has the choice to rebid or maintain his bid as a training route.

    This is why I told you to check your local supplement, as every area will have different rules.
  12. The Blackadder

    The Blackadder Are you not amused?

    Ok I have read the posting's here, and I have one thing to say Bidded is not a word.
  13. Say what!!

    Say what!! New Member

    Check your supplemental agreement for the rules covering training areas. In most of the western states, employees who hold a bid area will not have their bid changed to a training route. Article 8 Western supplemental. Check with your steward or buisness agent.
  14. just_a_number

    just_a_number Member

    i am on a training route...i get kicked off of it in june when the casuals come back... i get bounced to cover and sometimes not work at all bcause i am told we cant bump casuals...i guess these scabs(for lack of a better term)have the right to work b4 the full time seniority drivers...i was told they make trng routes based on the fact that they have all the elemrnts of a drivers day...pickups c.o.ds... comm. and resi stops...
  15. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Are you a full time driver or cover?
  16. just_a_number

    just_a_number Member

    fulltime 9yrs seniority and the trng rte was the only thing left for me to bid
  17. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    If you are being sent home and summer help is working its grievance time.
  18. hubrat

    hubrat Squeaky Wheel

    Maybe not, but it is incredibly cute.
  19. hubrat

    hubrat Squeaky Wheel

    6 years, same deal.

    Is a 'casual driver' same as a temp? No way they can work before you.
  20. just_a_number

    just_a_number Member

    went to the union about it good old 493 sucks they said i cant greive it... it saves the company money as the so called summer help make half as much as we ya my local says that the company is right i cant bump a casual as a trng rte is a w.a.d. rte bullshiz if u ask me...i wish i knew where to go above my union ba head to get the truth