part time sup still driving

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by rp3, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. rp3

    rp3 Member

    At my center Morning supervisor has been driving. We are no longer busy with peak but the sup is still driving? So why am I waiting in line to be a driver if this sup can just jump right in. They say he just helping out can anybody tell me whats the deal.
  2. Ouch

    Ouch Well-Known Member

    File a grievance on it and get paid. Make the company abide by the contract. If you dont you will never go driving.
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  3. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    Circa 2009 (well after the contract was passed in 2007 - how does this happen?) some locals/regions (including mine) struck an agreement with UPS recognizing irregular volumes continued through the second/third week of January, thus enabling the company to continue to use seasonal employees. The new contracts will expand this next year.
  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Daily fluctuation in volume does not mean the company has to hire another FT driver. Are you already driver qualified? Saturday Air Driver or Air Exception Driver? If not then I think the company can exhaust all other means. Does not mean the PT sup will get a FT job ahead of you. What I tell everyone that wants to drive FT. Go get qualified by driving Saturday Air first.
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  5. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut This Is The Last Stop

    Would you do Saturday Air Driver over Cover driver? P/T cover driver gets 85% top rate here (red circled after qualifying), and Saturday air starts at quite a bit less.
  6. Ouch

    Ouch Well-Known Member

    Sorry pt carwasher I misread his post. I was thinking he put he drove during peak. You can still file on it. Not being qualified means you probably will not get qualified. You could still file for a contract violation.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    No. You would start by driving on Saturdays and then move on to Cover driver.
  8. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Air drivers make top driver rate when they deliver or pick up ground.
  9. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Most locals, including mine, signed into agreements with the company to extend the peak season free period a couple of weeks into January.
    This mirrors the language in the Master and Supplements already ratified.
    Therefore the part time supervisor is probably still being classified as a seasonal driver.
    Contact your local to be sure he has paid dues while doing our work.
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  10. rp3

    rp3 Member

    Thanks for the advice im not qualified to drive. But that's not by my choice sups keep saying there not sending anybody to get qualified as of no need. And senior drivers in my center are on top of it so they tell me as of last night.
  11. Ouch

    Ouch Well-Known Member

    If their are no need for drivers why is the sup driving? File on it.
  12. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Agreed, they are skirting around hiring by claiming seasonal. File on it saying you would be happy to do the work and are willing to get qualified but the company will not allow it because they are getting the Teamster work subsidized for free by management.
  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    We also are still using PT sups as seasonal. Our Twi. sort was working double shifters tonight. Also had a tour of potential new hires go through. Still working all the seasonal people that actually worked and showed up. Package car volume while high is not crazy.