Re-bidding Routes Annually (delivery)

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by bb2times, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. bb2times

    bb2times New Member

    In the past, I have seen where some centers will re-bid delivery routes annually. At this time, we do not practice this in our center, but some of us are interested in the idea. From a union standpoint, what steps would we need to take to get our routes bid on a yearly basis? Thanks in advance for any help or advice!
  2. You need it in your local supplement. Contract year is coming up, make your voice heard.
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  3. el blanco

    el blanco Guest

    be careful what you wish for
  4. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I would love to see someone suggest this in my local. The up roar would be epic!
  5. bb2times

    bb2times New Member

    You say this from experience?
  6. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of own destiny

    Ours is every 2 yrs. In the long run. I see them dropping bidding. For ever routes. Unless someone quits or fired.
    I'm just sick of the add cuts. I bid on this area here. But they cut my work. Then give me another areas work in it's place. Is their a grievance for this? They are abusing the 50% rule.
  7. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Read the bids. They all say “subject to extreme change or dissolution “
  8. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of own destiny

    Ours are all "work as directed". The union needs to update on this. Ups knows where the work is before each day. They manipulate the numbets
  9. Wilson1397

    Wilson1397 Half the lies they tell about me aren't true!!

    Ups manipulates the numbers?? No way, I don’t believe it!!!!.....lmao
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  10. Poop Head

    Poop Head Poop is funny

    Math is hard
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  11. scooby0048

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    There's probably a reason it is like that. Good luck trying to get everyone else in your local to go along with that kind of change.

    Ours are bid lifetime. That would be hilarious to have them suggest a yearly bid. The old timers who have been on their routes for 25 years would flip the F* out.
  12. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Yea. No. Lifetime bids is way to go.
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  13. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    I think I was 7 hours late once by there numbers. Lmfao.
  14. Rack em

    Rack em Well-Known Member

    Those guys should have enough seniority to keep their route. This would mainly effect the younger seniority drivers.
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Single digit midget!

    I don't ever see them getting rid of the biannual bidding process; however, if they are indeed moving 50% or more of your work to another run you do have the right to follow that work.

    Trip has told us that his center does not bid any routes and that all drivers, regardless of seniority, are unassigned. That would suck.

    Some centers have bid cycles as short as one year and others bid for life. To me, one year is way too short-----you just learn the area and may end up having to learn a new----while staying on the same route for 20-30 (or more) years would be really boring.

    Our previous center manager felt if OK to move drivers around as needed.
  16. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    It's definitely a supplemental or Local rider issue.

    Only problem being, supplemental negotiations have already started.

    In the Central Region.... contract language covers it.

    "It is understood that day-to-day adjustments may be made."

    The OP has his sights set on a particular route.

    Sound about right ?

  17. Never hurts to ask.
  18. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    He's just little late to the party.
  19. Yes he is. Probably hasn't been to a union meeting either.
  20. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    They can take my gravy, rural route from my cold, dead hands.

    Will give it up when I'm ready to.
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