Forcing RPCD's into 22.4 positions?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by sorefeet, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. sorefeet

    sorefeet New Member

    Bids are going on in my center right now, I'm in my 2nd year of progression, I've been a M-F full time cover guy since I started. All the Tues-sat routes that used to run by RPCD's are now classified as 22.4 routes & they have only put 4 M-F cover spots up for bid ( we have at least 12 m-f cover guys )
    My union steward told me if i bid a Tues-sat 22 .4 route i will become a 22.4 with lower pay. There are no more m-f spots & they are trying to force at least 6 RPCD's into 22.4 .
    This seems like total bull:censored2:
    Anyone have any ideas?
    I'm in NE local 25
  2. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

  3. JJ85

    JJ85 Member

    That’s impossible I’m local 25 Saturday driver. Going Monday thru Friday all the 22.4 is cover Tuesday thru Saturday what station are u in
  4. WTFm8

    WTFm8 Active Member

    Most covers aren’t RPCD. Progression only takes 1 time. They can’t take money away if you go 22.4, you get red circled until your 22.4 rate goes above it.

    It’s why some guys don’t care and stay covers at RPCD progression as a ‘part timer’ if they’re close to 3rd year/28.75 or close to 4th/top rate. It’s going to take the company a while to hire enough drivers that they’d have to worry about not driving and by then they’ll make ~$40 vs ~$36 as a 22.4.
  5. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    That’s crazy. There is no way they can do that. You are a RPCD
  6. Brown Biscuit

    Brown Biscuit Blind every day

    I’m pretty sure RPCDs are protected in the contract. They can’t just toy with your position.
  7. sorefeet

    sorefeet New Member

    I'm in chelmsford. I'll try & get more clarification tonight.
  8. JJ85

    JJ85 Member

    Hey just know u got 5 other station u can bid 2 don’t go 22.4
  9. DriverNerd

    DriverNerd Active Member

    I see no way they can remove you from a RCPD to 22.4 just because they're short drivers, but I don't see a problem with them moving you to a 22.4 if you sign a route bid that specifically says it's a 22.4.
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  10. Over70irregs

    Over70irregs Active Member

    Stay rpcd...
  11. UPSjedi41

    UPSjedi41 Active Member

    It is my understanding that you can bid into 22.4 from RPCD but can’t be forced to. Do not sign anything!!! Get your steward or business agent. If you sign, you are screwed.
  12. UPSjedi41

    UPSjedi41 Active Member

    It’s sound like a typical screw job. They want you to sign a bid that makes you 22.4. You can be forced to work Saturdays as an RPCD but can’t change your job classification.
  13. WTFm8

    WTFm8 Active Member

    Nope, 22.4 language also spells out that RPCD are M-F 5 consecutive days if work is available.

    Just call in/off that day an hour prior and grieve if they use a day or discipline.
  14. Boston25

    Boston25 Active Member

    You wouldn’t be switched to a 22.4. You’re job is red circled under the contract as a RCPD. Which center in Chelmsford are you in?
  15. Boston25

    Boston25 Active Member

    ^^ what he said.
  16. wide load

    wide load Starting wage is a waste of time.

    Are there 22.3 people bidding back into package?
  17. sorefeet

    sorefeet New Member

    Update: Guess that was just a rumor going around. I bid yesterday though they only had 4 M-F cover spots in my center which is insane. I had to bid to a different center in our building but will remain a RPCD.