Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TG43, Mar 30, 2015.
Just wondering how long UPS has had cover drivers?
Since the Mayflower landed
At least 26 years.
since the 1992 contract.Management sold it as a way senior drivers could get the day off pretty much anytime we wanted,and the Cover Drivers could Cover the route. That contract opened the door for part time employees to do full time work and was a very ty contract.
Define "cover drivers."
As long as I can remember.
Of course, back in the day, they were called supervisors.
Have they always made a lot less than regulars? just wondering.
When abouts did cover drivers start making $15/hr less than regulars?
Will you get to the f*** point?
I'm a FT Driver that is a FT cover driver I'm guaranteed 8 hrs a day like any other driver with a bid route and I make top rate $33.66 just like a FT driver with there own bid route.
Ft cover aren't the problem it's the use of PT cover drivers that should have never happen.
It depends if your talking PT of FT cover drivers. PT yes FT make the same as FT drivers after they go through there progression.
Our cover drivers are FT drivers that do not have their own route. Either by choice or lack of seniority. Sometimes a PT Air Driver will cover some deliveries or pick ups but they are paid top driver rate when they do.
Bingo. Only ft drivers here also.
For those of you with it vote that out next contract.
Just want clarification. Vote what out?
PT cover drivers make 85% of top rate in the South ($28.65 currently). If and when they go FT they are red circled at that rate until progression out pays it.
Part time cover drivers.
Here is the answer to all of our problems make all the part timers full time.
They are [SUPPOSED] get the normal contractual raises until they hit their progression date. Then they get bumped up to top rate. I did.
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