ok..here it is.... the volume is down in the Toledo/Cleveland Ohio area. (Actually I should say the volume is on the trains that run from Chicago to the New England States.) We have 2 of them that run right past the Middleburg Hub in Cleveland. The CSX and Southern Norfolk rails. 4 Feeder runs have been eliminated in the past 2 weeks. One run was elimated 3 months ago after the driver retired. 3 TDP runs have been cancelled also. (I know that has nothing to do with the rail Tieguy!) We have aprrox 35 feeder drivers laid off and about 22 of them are working in the Hub on both the Twilight Sort and the Night Sort. We are now entering a contractual "gray area" that we are trying to resolve regarding the seniority rights of laid off full timers compared to that of hub part-timers. The company has taken the position that as long as the full timer is displacing the 2 junior part-timers ( one on each sort) his/her seniority (even if he/she has had a previous part time seniority date) DOES NOT dovetail into the Hub's seniority list. Therefore the full timer remains at the Bottom of the totem pole. Even if a part timer has 1 day of seniority, they are saying that the full timer is still below him and has no seniority rights over that part timer. "you displace the least junior employee, you BECOME the least junior employee", they say. I must make a note that they are allowing us to exercise our seniority amongst ourselves (the groups of laid off full-timers) I've read the Central Region Supplemental Agreement language regarding laid-off full timers displacing 2 part-timers and I see nothing that says the full-timer goes to the bottom of the seniority board. In fact it mentions "Total Company Seniority" Our BA's at our local are filing for multiple interpretations as I write. Is anyone else experiencing this practice in other parts of the Country??