New Southern Supplement Language: Weekly Route Bids *on topic only*

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Overpaid Union Thug, May 10, 2019.

  1. turq

    turq Member

    Not sure about this contract, but in the past if you bid to cover on a route that the driver was out...let's say an injury, that route was yours until the driver gets back. In other words it only goes up for bid once, and not every week. Just a little trick for some cover drivers to get a route.
     
  2. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    This would depend on your supplmental/rider. Ours go up every week.
     
  3. turq

    turq Member

    Are you sure for an injury? I believe it was in the master. I know because i used it....granted almost 20 years ago. Also in my center if you don't bid to cover management assigns you where they want. Now you can complain and call seniority on someone. That will usually work, but there is no daily bidding or anything like that.
     
  4. turq

    turq Member

    Actually just looked it up page 188 of the old master agreement. Basically says once you bid to cover a route, you are on that route for the duration/until the driver comes back. And you are not able to bid on another route. It doesn't say anything about injury for some reason.
     
  5. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    To my knowledge there is no bid language in the master. To many areas have completely different language.

    If you can find it though I'd like to read it.
     
  6. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    The master doesn't go to page 188. That must be a supplement you're reading. Master ends at 175
     
  7. turq

    turq Member

    Oops you are right, my mistake
     
  8. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    center manager tried to deny me bumping someone because it was last minute after the PCM. I worked as directed and shoved a grievance right up his arse. I miss the free money in package. Feeder is so laid back and chill there’s nothing to file on. Buddy saw a coyote pulling a load last summer. Wrote trailernumber down and told Stewey. Got a check a few months later. I gotta keep my eyes out on the road
     
  9. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I don’t recall the article or exact language but I think the route had to be vacant (for whatever reason, usually due to an injury or military service) 45 days before it went up for bid.
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2019
  10. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    That grievance is exactly how I would hit them back for forcing me on routes I didn't want so a newer driver could stay on that one route they know. The problem is that it only works if you finish the route before they do. And preferably much earlier. But those newer drivers tend to run and skip lunch and get in super early. Which makes it impossible to file on the difference in pay.
     
  11. Brownt10

    Brownt10 Member

    Just so you know the south lost in the civil war
     
  12. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I use Dude Wipes for those extra messy “number 2’s”.