Followed Feeder runs from New Orleans to Jackons MS. about to bump all off runs

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Spicybrother, May 28, 2009.

  1. Spicybrother

    Spicybrother Member

    5 guys followed runs from New Orleans to Jackson Ms. with the full expectation that "If a senior feeder driver elects to take a job which has been transfered out, the displaced employee(s) will fill the jobs vacated by seniority until the next bid." First week we got to Jackson a run was suddenly cut so that a "bump" could start with the intention on one guy bumping one of us off one of the runs we followed. Second, run is having start time changed to declare it a new run and put up for bid. Bottom two guys are just being told the they will be bumped off the runs they followed just because Jackson has two drivers that have more senority than they have. In New Orleans, when guys have followed runs, they have remained on those runs until the next bid as per Article 48 of the Southern Region. Comments? Suggestions?
  2. bubsdad

    bubsdad "Hang in there!"

    Talk to the BA and find out what rules actually apply. You can't expect to transfer into a different barn and displace more senior drivers.
  3. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    if you followed the run you should be able to work it until the next bid.
  4. Slack Adjuster

    Slack Adjuster New Member

    I believe the first day worked at the new domicile,you were dovetailed onto the seniority list. Whether the start time change was manufactured to create a bump, whether true or not, is irrelevant. At our hub, a major catalog shipper's pickup was moved from another hub to ours, resulting in a redomicile of 8 feeder drivers. All came willingly to our hub. THREE DAYS after the redomicile, management realized that our hub could not process this volume, and redomiciled the work again back to the original hub. Did the original 8 go back to their hub? You know the answer to this. Our bottom 8 either had to move or take a street layoff. The scenario you described is not very pretty, however, it happens more often than you think.