Question About Southern Supplement

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Overpaid Union Thug, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Has anyone seen this done?

    From the southern supplement....

    (H) All package car drivers pre-qualified to be a feeder driver and
    having worked as a backup feeder driver for at least one (1) year
    and employed in a Center in which feeder jobs will not be available
    may notify the Employer in writing of their desire to become a feed-
    er driver in another Center or hub within the Local Union’s juris-
    diction and will be given the opportunity to fill open feeder bids in
    seniority order prior to the Employer hiring from the street. Such
    moves shall be permanent and the employee shall not be permitted
    to return to the original Center. The employee will be added to the
    appropriate seniority list as the least senior employee in that classi-
    fication in the new Center. The move will be at the expense of the
    employee and will not be covered under the Change of Operation

  2. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    I am sure that doesn't include many people. How can you be a backup feeder driver, if your center doesn't have feeder jobs available?
  3. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Plus they stick it to you with classification seniority. You have to either be really junior or really really desperate for this to be appealing. It's almost like they put that language in there just so they could say they provided a way for drivers in outlying centers to get into feeders while at the same time making it such a lousy choice that almost no one will take it.
  4. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Both valid points. In wondering why the language is still there? But there are plenty of guys in my building that would jump at that if it were legit.
  5. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    When the new McKinney Tx Hub opened I heard there were some that transferred.
  6. Feederquacker

    Feederquacker Member

    As I understand it, if there is a Feeder opening in a different building and no one there takes it and there are no Back-Up Drivers at said building, then the job can be taken by a Back-Up driver from a building within the Local's jurisdiction. There are plenty of Feeder Operations that have multiple Back-Up drivers and there is little chance of gaining Feeder Seniority because of non-growth or no retirement in the foreseeable future. I believe that is when this language is applicable.