Could use some help w/ grievance

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Harry Manback, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire

    Wondering if anyone could help me word and tell me article/section to file a grievance on route coverage. I bid to cover a route this week and am being forced to run a different route while a less senior driver takes the run I bid on. Asked one of our stewards tonite and he didn't seem very knowledgeable about it :sad-little: Any help you guys could give would be awesome. Thanx
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This would most likely be in your supplement, not the NMA.
  3. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    It should have something to do with seniority.
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It sounds as though it may be an area knowledge issue.
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I'm sure it is but if a senior man bid the route, tough luck. They send people out blind all the time. Hell, the supervisor could get off his butt and train the other guy.

    Seniority rules, the OP has a grievance.

    PS, get rid of that shop steward.
  6. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I think in our supplement, it is covered on pgs 214, or somewhere very close. It is a seniority issue, though. They try this crap all the time here. I keep nudging a couple of friends who were getting hosed because they didn't have "area knowledge". Well, if the on-car would take his heels off the printer and train these guys, they would have area knowledge. A couple of smart comments in front of the right people later, and these guys were getting trained on the areas that they couldn't drive two weeks before. Also, they would try this with runners. Finally, the senior casuals started grieving. You need to, also. I will look fro my contract and find the supplement in my area that works.
  7. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    In our supplement (New England), the contract firmly states 'Any employee working outside their bid job will be returned to their bid job before anyone else is offered work in that classification (seniority, new hire, casual)' , something very close to that anyway.

    look for that type of language.
  8. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Seniority prevails. I was burned the same way by having to know half the center while some fresh out of the hub goofball who couldn`t tie his own shoes only did two routes. We were assigned routes,there was no bid. Eventually the other multi-route driver and I both put our foot down and started exercising our seniority and took days off leaving them with their one route wonders. Eventually they had know choice but to train.
  9. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    If you are in the central region it's article 3 section 18.
  10. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Article 48, section 5 in the Atlantic Area Supplement.