Forced onto an Air Route

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Jhansen, May 13, 2015.

  1. Jhansen

    Jhansen New Member

    P/T cover driver here, and I've been working as one for a good 4 years. The last two weeks management has been forcing me to deliver airs instead of taking my normal routes. While leaving yesterday, I caught them allowing another P/T Cover Driver with less seniority take a route I usually cover. I was offered a route today, but again forced into the air route. Can I file a grievance on this? I normally drive full time, 5 days a week.
  2. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Are you losing hourly rate? And total hours?
  3. Jhansen

    Jhansen New Member

    Same pay, but I'm working maybe 2 hours a day.
  4. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Most definitely file. Immediately.
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  5. Number24

    Number24 #24

    File quickly man
  6. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    File. It's a slam dunk case.
  7. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    Yep you have more seniority you are entitled to more work if you want it. Be on your game after though, harassment may come. Don't be afraid to file harassment grievances too if you have too. :censored2: um, they can follow the contract or bite my bird
  8. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    Harassment will come, even after just speaking up. They want you to be a good little drone and do what your told.
  9. Thebrownstreak

    Thebrownstreak Active Member

    They tried to pull that on me. I did it for 3 days because I simply didn't want to work (hottest week in mid August). They then said doing 3 days in a row was me accepting the air bid. We have a very strong union steward who went to bat for me and they still said it was my "bid"....that I signed up for it. Never signed anything. So this goes on for 2 weeks. Me working basically 2-2 1/2 hours a day. Grievance ended up winning with time and a half for 8/hr/day X 2 weeks. ....

    Long story short. ..FILE
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  10. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    FILE and always get full back pay

    Made the mistake to not get back pay once, will never do it again
  11. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    What @IVE GOTTA PACKAGE 4U said!!!! Lol
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  13. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Hold on, he is a PT cover driver he isn't guaranteed any driving hours. If they are paying him his PT driving rate and not air rate he really has no grievance... There could be a seniority grievance if less seniority PT cover driver are doing cover work for more hours...
  14. Gumby

    Gumby *

    He said he was only working a few hours at his regular rate. An employee with less seniority is working a full day.
  15. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    He can seniority issues but not as to more driving time but not that he is delivering Air as they are paying him his ground rate.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    He can file for the difference in hours worked.
  17. Gumby

    Gumby *

    He is only working a few hours. Not an 8 hour day like the lower seniority guy.
    He should have first pick.