Bumped off bidded route

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Dad2Dutch, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. Dad2Dutch

    Dad2Dutch New Member

    So I won the bid on a route for the week. I do the route Monday. Tuesday the driver comes in and says he's thinking about working. So he finally decides he's working after inspecting the workload and stop count. I ask a shop steward if you're allowed to work your vacations and he says it's a grey area. I get offered to go out blind instead. Is this allowed?
     
  2. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    You can work your optional week.
     
  3. burrheadd

    burrheadd Be The Ball

    The only way you will ever get this rectified is to
    Man up and grieve it


    Or be a sheep!!!
     
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  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    No, he is not allowed to work his vacation if it means that you will be sent home.
     
  5. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Here if you come in and work your vacation and someone has bid your route you are moved to the bottom of the seniority list. You have no right to your route if you are on vacation.
     
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  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We are no longer allowed to work our vacations but when we were able to do so we would run our own routes as long as no one was displaced as a result.
     
  7. Dad2Dutch

    Dad2Dutch New Member

    I told management I wasn't doing any other route other than what I bid on. Thx for the info. I'll be contacting my BA since the steward wasn't interested in pursuing it.
     
  8. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I agree you should pursue this. I want to warn you though. Drivers will hate your guts for it. They look at it as none of your business and it's THEIR route so they own it. Be prepared I've seen it get ugly. We had a few cover drivers put a stop to it because they would always get screwed on it.
     
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  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It's called vacation for a reason.
     
  10. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Yes I understand that. I was warning him of how it will be received by other drivers.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    In my center the majority of drivers would support the OP.
     
  12. RonBurgandy??????????

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

    No
     
  13. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I wish it would have been that way here. A lot of guys still hate each other's guts because of it. I would support him 100% but people see it as you messing with their money. A lot of senior guys also saw it as the low man getting to big for his britches.
     
  14. BlackCat

    BlackCat Member

    no it is not allowed.

    Once you won the bid for the route for the week, it is yours. That route, for at least that week, is just as much yours as it is his.

    Protect what little rights you have as a casual/swing driver.
     
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  15. BlackCat

    BlackCat Member

    Then you cash out the week and inform your sup you intend on working so they do not put it up for bid.
     
  16. Boulevard859710

    Boulevard859710 Active Member

    I've worked my vacations before but I always made sure I didn't take work away from anyone else.
     
  17. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    if the route went up for bid for the week and you won it it's yours.
     
  18. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    In the Central Region, you can if you declare it as such during the selection period, not on whim or for a day or two the week of the vacation.
     
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  19. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    So when was this, since we were off on Monday and vacations have been frozen since Thanksgiving?
     
  20. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    Drivers working their vacations blocks out a week a junior driver could have bid and allows UPS to hire/promote fewer drivers. This is why working during vacations is generally not allowed in most supplements.
     
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