Mechanics bidding outside their classification

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by UPSmechanicinblue, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. UPSmechanicinblue

    UPSmechanicinblue Active Member

    Any one in Michigan know where mechanics Bid into other classifications? In the
    Ryder reads= CENTRAL CONFERENCE SUPPLEMENT Article 19, Section 4
    Journeymen mechanics will receive twenty-five cent hourly increase etc. Mechanics will not be permitted to bid into delivery driving, feeder driving, or tractor trailer driving work. Mechanics will only be used for work out of their classification after all other sources have been exhausted.
    Just wondering if any have ever bid into a 22:3 job or anything besides feeders or packages. I know we can bid into PE. Thanks
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    We had one package car mechanic bid into Feeders due to health issues. Had to get special clearance.
  3. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Well-Known Member

    I'm curious as to what health issues procluded him from mechanic work yet he can pass a dot physical for feeder..
  4. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    I would guess his body was used up and the only thing left (other than disability) was to use him to warm up a seat.
  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I believe it had something to do with standing for long periods of time and getting down and back up to work under the package cars.
  6. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

  7. UPSmechanicinblue

    UPSmechanicinblue Active Member

    wonder how this happens? could you give me a the union local# or center this happened at?
  8. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Happened years ago in Local 90 DSM IA.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    Wrenching is a lot more demanding physically than driving.
  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Ha! You spend most of your time on your back.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    I'd love to stay there, but I have to get up on occasion.