Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by upssouth, Jul 4, 2014.
Is it required that I have 4 years ft seniority before I can opt in to 9 5?
Yes , sorry but this is what people voted yes to
No. If you run the same route every day in a week or are forced off a route by management that keeps you from running the same route every day then you can file. Otherwise....you need the four years.
LOL Didn't you know that FT package car drivers don't work 9-5.....
We have some that work 9 to 5. Also some that are back by 4:30 every afternoon.
Your best bet is to win a bid route for the week and go over for at least 3 days, then you can file. Depending on your seniority, you may want to ask your fellow drivers to allow you win a bid for a week just so you can opt in.
In my area FT cover driver don't bid routes they are assigned routes based on knowledge and need daily... Some weeks you run the same route everyday other weeks you do a different route each day...
Ah, maybe its a local thing? We have bid sheets up every week, except for peak season. The bid sheet goes up monday and down thursday morning.
My situation is I'm a ft cover driver with almost 3 years ft seniority. I did the same route all week and m t w I worked over 9 5 and I told my manager Thursday I want to opt in.
The contract language says im eligible if I do the same route all week or if I have more than 4 years seniority. It's the "or" in the language that confuses me
The language seems fairly straight forward to me.
See it says " eligible for this protection, provided" but then uses the word or.
I was violated with less than 4 yrs seniority
Guess they can screw you for the first four years. Payback Is a Bitch!
If either applies your good.
Not I sir
One or the other my friend. You can now opt in. Get your shop steward and have a talk with your center manager, have him put you on the list.
Our center works this way too. It seems to make the whole cover driver 9.5 thing impossible. I am ten senior cover in our center and I have run same route for a whole week exactly once this year.
Is anyone in your center tested this language yet?
You are scheduled to cover a route for a week, yes? If not, you would have to call in 1hour before your start time to see if you are working. Therefore you are covered under the 9.5 language regardless of your time in. Technically speaking the route you do on Monday is your assigned route for the week. And management moves you tues. Thru fri.
In my center there isn't to many routes that run over 9.5 on any given day so the 9.5 list pretty much doesn't exist.
They don't schedule anyone for anything. They have the "plan" but things alwAys change. We have about 70 routes in my center. We do whatever they assign us for but they let us honor our seniority and bump less senior drivers onto routes, even if it means they go blind.
In this case, I was one of 2 people that knew the route and I was the most senior.
I told my center manager I wanted on the list and he put me on it no prob.
I am a cover driver. I am never "scheduled" but I am expected to show up every morning and grab said DIAD. Therefore I am scheduled to do a route Monday thru Friday. Mgmt chooses to move me where they see fit. All routes pay the same, unless you are pulling a TP60.
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