Two Bid sheets went up several weeks ago for a center. One was a route; the other a cover job. I did not want the route, as it is one of the worst, if not the worst in the building of 200 or so routes. I knew this and knew that the route in question was primarily housing projects or surrounding areas, in a very tough and usually dangerous part of inner city. I bid the cover job only. Went into work and this is what the steward says: "they're going to put you on the ###, but that route is supposed to be up for bid because no one wanted it and the other people were DQ'd off of it. I'll talk to center manager this should not happen" And here is what I was told by center manager 1-1 a few minutes later "THis is a hard job and you will be held accountable for everything." "If you mess this is up, it is YOUR Fault. Not anyone elses, look in the mirror. No one is going to fail this but you" "You had better not try any union crap" Intimidation and harrassment, we have all seen it. They put me onto a route I did not bid and they told me if I tried to fight it I'd be gone. Union did nothing, didn't even say a peep. this is how you keep a top-rate employee out of driving; lie to them, tell them that they're doing a route they did not bid like it or not(to QUALIFY for driving) and have them bow out for a lower paying person. The reasoning is I have enough seniority to bump many of the junior people on the cover list and it would probably cause waves in the center.