Can i bump this situation?????

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by NICKY200, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. NICKY200

    NICKY200 New Member

    OK Ive been with ups for six years unload small sort etc, Now I am being trained in odc,and like it . there is a kid there with 3 years of service and he pretty much knows everything in the area and is sups favorite, So they have me bumping around the hub .Can I bump this guy to be in ODC for good///////// do I have rights on this situation? I want to be steady as he is on the PC everyday,,,,,,Is ODC an area where sinority comes up short?

    Many Thanks

  2. Evil

    Evil Active Member

    No you can't bump him. He's been in ODC longer than you have.
  3. brown_trousers

    brown_trousers Active Member

    Bumping rules are different depending on what region you are in. But I would venture to say you probably have no bumping rights in this situation. Almost all contract language that allows bumping, requires that you are displaced from your current work.

    But...... If they officially make you an ODC clerk. You would then have more seniority than this other guy, and if your supervisor wanted to send one of you to go do other work, like loading or unloading, he would have to honor the rules of seniority and send the lowest seniority person.

    Im pretty sure in our last contract, there was a special provision to merge clerical and package handler seniority lists. So UPS can no longer discriminate ODC seniority vs package handler seniority. But again, this may have been locally in a supplement or rider just for my region. Your best bet will be to ask your shop steward and/or read your supplement and rider yourself to find the info you are looking for.