Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Rob05, Feb 14, 2011.
A driver Route cut cut permanently. How long does he officially have to bump another driver?
immediately in our local
Well he's been cover driving for 4 months and now wants to bump someone
Too long. He's a cover driver now.
You need to read your local rider and see what it says rules vary by local. But he might be a cover driver untill next bid.
If in fact this persons route has been out for a 30 consecutive days then he needs to go talk to his center manager with a steward present and inform him he would like to bump an employee junior to him that does have a route. I know this because I was bumped this way.
It depends on your area and local supplement. Call you business agent.
The answers to these types of questions will be found in your local PACKAGE RIDER....
Typically, section 12 in most books. Bidding and Delivery Area Openings. Most riders mirror each other.
There are some general rules for situations like this. The most common language that applies is simple.
"when a drivers assigned delivery area is permanently changed by 50% OR MORE of its delivery stops, said driver shall have the right to follow the major portion of the original delivery area. WHEN MORE THAN ONE drivers delivery area is affected, those affected drivers shall be afforded the opportunity amongst themselves to bid the areas affected in accordance with their seniority."
Two points here, if the affected drivers route was eliminated and at least 50% or more was MOVED to another route, that driver SHALL have the right to follow that work regardless of seniority. The word SHALL is the most important word in the sentence.
Secondly, if the affected drivers route was eliminated and the work spread to the other cars in the LOOP, then an immediate re-bid of those affected cars must be made, and starting with loop seniority. Typically, the lowest senior driver will get pushed out of his route.
The important thing to remember is that your package rider contains the language you will need to establish what action to take.
Anytime you see the word SHALL, it doesnt mean maybe, possibly, or could be. Its an affirmative word.
Read your rider.
The Central has nothing close to that language, you may follow work only if you have seniority.
Separate names with a comma.