This has gotten out of hand. Several full time drivers were notified at 7 pm on Friday night that they were being forced to work at 9 am on Saturday morning to deliver air. One would think that this would be an open and shut case in that the M-F driver was not given 24, 48, or 5 day notice depending on interpretation. Our local took the side of the company saying article 40 says air operations supersedes everything in the contract and we are forced to work. Anyone not showing up will be fired under refusal to work or gross insubordination. They also don't feel as if there is anything to file on and this has come from the BA and higher(RTW state). This is just the latest BS from an ever weakening Local. They tell us to take the punishment and then possibly file later. I thought the Brotherhood was supposed to protect us beforehand. What will end up happening is we will work to avoid being fired,file a grievance and then in 8 months when it's heard, they'll say "You know what? You were right about that. Sorry. Have a good day!!". It's the same way with any infraction that doesn't offer any punishment like being pulled off your bid route, etc. They do it over and over for a year, hear the grievance a year later, apologize, and continue to do the same thing over and over. The S.S.'s are all on our side but obviously they're hands are tied. Is there any hope?