Bidding rights

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Tonk54, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Tonk54

    Tonk54 New Member

    Can a driver that has been off work for over a year drawing off the job disabilty. Have the right to bid on a 22-3 job. Driver has no return work date.
  2. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    he can put his name on the list, If he is not back by the date posted for bid sheet, he does not get the bid...
  3. Tonk54

    Tonk54 New Member

    Do you have the article or what language can I find that under. Thanks for the respone
  4. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    You need to check your supplement, but in general unless there is language which prohibits someone in his situation from bidding on the job, then he can bid on it.
  5. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    You would need to check your supplement.... and any Local Union Rider. They differ.

    Unless your language says different.... The company is under no obligation to "hold" a bid open until

    the "bidder" is available. Your mileage may vary.

  6. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Well they don't have to hold the bid open, it's being won by an employee that is currently out on comp(assuming he wins the bid).
    Either way they still have to cover a position and in this situation it might be to their advantage to move the driver to a 22.3 job.
  7. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    So if you are hurt you should lose all seniority and rights to bid? I am glad you're not in charge.
  8. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I'm pretty sure nobody said that.
  9. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    When feeder runs are bid by me people on comp, disability, or even suspension bid on runs in seniority order and the jobs are covered until they come back to work.
  10. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Your supplement or rider will specify the bidding procedure.

    It will define the length of time the bid must be posted.... And the the amount of time,

    the company has toward awarding the bid or implementing it.

    If you are off on comp or disability, with no scheduled return date {as stated by the OP}....

    Unless your language says different.... you wouldn't be eligible to win it.

    If your return date falls within the implementation date(s).... you're good to go.

    I have dealt with this exact situation. Also, people on comp or disability who miss the chance at a bid they could have won.

    As always.... it's best to know your Local language.

  11. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Not here, bug. I have no scheduled return date after three years, and bid two years ago, and will bid this round. center manager has already talked to me about it.
  12. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    It varies all over the country. Just as an example....

    Here, package car drivers only bid when a route becomes available. Feeder drivers bid annually.

  13. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    At my tiny center(ave 30 runs), we all(feeders and package) bid off the same list and do it every two years. Sounds like my personal life. :rofl:
  14. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Around here package bids every year, feeders bid every 6 months. If you win a bid while you're out on comp/disability they'll just put a cover driver on it til you get back.
  15. I think the difference is that he is changing classifications. For example: if your name comes up on a feeder bid must be ready to go or get past and the next guy gets it. That goes for failing the written or a whole host of other things like being late to the feeder matter what. Pretty draconian around here. I would think they would have to hold that job until he/she is well/back to work. For some reason feeders is least here.
  16. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    It's a win for the company if a driver out on comp wins a 22.3 bid because they can cover the work with a couple PT employees for half the money.
  17. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Yup. Same here.