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. Gumby

    Gumby *

    You need it in your local supplement. Contract year is coming up, make your voice heard.
     
  3. el blanco

    el blanco new member

    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 my 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. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? 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 my 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. Diaper King

    Diaper King The tank engine

    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. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Yea. No. Lifetime bids is way to go.
     
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  13. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    I think I was 7 hours late once by there numbers. Lmfao.
     
  14. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

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

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    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."

    https://teamster.org/sites/teamster.org/files/06242014_77983_central_region-final.pdf



    The OP has his sights set on a particular route.

    Sound about right ?



    -Bug-
     
  17. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Never hurts to ask.
     
  18. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    Yep.

    He's just little late to the party.
     
  19. Gumby

    Gumby *

    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.