Iam currently an air exception/utility driver & local sorter. Been PT about 6 yrs. My center sup told me 2 1/2 years ago that Iam the next PT to go FT driving. Now I've been told that they have to hire off the street next. At our center we have 2 air drivers and 6 newly hired air exception/utility drivers with me being the only one working consistently (most days consist of 1 1/2 -2 hrs of work in the morning). Our center hired a guy off the street 3-4 years ago that went to school - worked one day - and quit. Iam being told that he doesnt count as an off the street hire. If he counted, 2 other drivers were hired after him - making me #3. We have a whole other separate issue with FT drivers being laid off while PT air drivers work. I live in a small town and Iam uncertain of my union backing me. Has this happened elsewhere?