The Hub nearest my center is about 40miles away. They are unable to fill their feeder dept staffing, and are/will be hiring FT Feeder drivers off the street. My center has 3 FT PC drivers with Class A CDLs, Double/Triple endorsements, have submitted letters of intent, and two have said they’d be willing to commute to the Hub to work Feeders. Business Agent swore up and down there were 3 Feeder jobs coming to our center. I spoke with the Feeder Manager in the Hub and he had never heard of 2/3 of the FT PC drivers in my center, despite their letters of intent being submitted almost a year ago. He also said that there was no thought or ideas at all about moving that Feeder work to our center, or away from their Hub, like our business agent had said. Rewriting the routes to come out of our center would cause jobs to be lost in the Hub, however if they’re hiring off the street the only people losing a job are the teamsters that want that position. Communication has been difficult with this situation and trying to get some input from the people here. Is there anything we can do to get these jobs dispersed to other centers in the area? We’re obviously hoping to bring work to our center but hiring off the street seems foolish when you have good employees willing to commute to you. Our Division manager is aware of the situation and looking into it by talking to our head of labor. While we wait for that I’m hoping I can get some input from you all here and give these guys some words of encouragement tomorrow morning. Two of these guys are actively applying to other jobs and id hate to lose good employees due to a lack of action or communication if there’s really a way for us to get them into a Feeder position. They’re both lower seniority full time drivers, but high enough that if the work came to our center they would win the bids, no one else in our center seems to want to do feeder work either.