bidding on a route?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by otizanig, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. otizanig

    otizanig New Member

    Is management under any obligation to notify anyone who is on workers comp or vacation of any route up for bid in their center?
  2. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Yes. The steward is also
  3. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Not here. It's up to your steward to inform you.
  4. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    No, here they post bid where it will span two weeks, so those on vac can see it either before or after they go, unless they have both weeks off. When those folks come back from extended time off, they can take the route if they would of won it when bid.
  5. Dragon

    Dragon Package Center Manager

    No, we are under no obligation.
  6. Your steward or your friends have to tell you. ​
  7. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    I am worried about this as well. It is why I either call or text a driver in my center at least once during my vaca to get an update to the goings on.
  8. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    In a bonus center you have no friends.
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  9. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Management will always be your friend.
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  10. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    That is not my experience with them.
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  11. It's just like life. Some can be friends some can't. To generalize everyone together in my experience is a waste.
  12. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    In the center I work in if you don't chase the carrot you're an enemy.
  13. Rainman

    Rainman Its all good.

    We've been a bonus center for 25+ years. Some people don't want to help, but most of the drivers will because they know that everyone needs help sometimes. Not very many cutthroats because they know payback is hell.

    Kmart sux. So does Walmart. And Orion.
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  14. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    They usually post bids in my center on a Tuesday or Wednesday so they are posted during two weeks....

    However if they don't in your building and you miss bidding a route that you would have WON and want it file a grievance.
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    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    At UPS , no one is your friend.
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    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    At our center of 22 ft routes. The managers and the steward inform all of open bids. Via phone calls. If not at work
  17. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    The bidding / seniority area in my local covers 3 building/ 4 centers of about 170+/- total routes... They have to post each bid in all three buildings...
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    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    So that means you can jump 4 centers in each bid? If you wanted too
  19. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Yes you can bid into any center... Two are in the same building one is 50 miles west and the other is 30 miles north of the 2 center building I'm currently in. I live 2 miles from the one 50 miles away I got bumped out a couple of years ago so I get to drive 52 miles to and from work each day...
  20. With all due respect that kinda sucks.