I do like your explanation about the bidding on start time and destination. Let me ask you this; We are facing a problem at my hub with regard to the whole bidding procedure. There are some employees that have been added to centers that have a start time, but no real destination, except they come to our hub, no work assigned to fill out an 8 hour day. When these said employees get to our hub, dispatch assigns work for them that would normally be done by our hub's cover drivers to fill out their day.
I guess the question is, what are domicile rights, as it pertains to ups feeder drivers? Anyone???
To try to answer this, I will, of course, have to answer strictly from our local supplements or practices. Yours may vary greatly.
If a friend/t qualified driver from one hub or center has his/her job canceled and there is no work at all to be had in their classification, they have a right to displace 2 p/ters in their hub or center until a job comes back in their classification.
If there is an open run in their classification (I presume we're talking feeders here), in a nearby hub or center, notice I said OPEN run, then they can travel there and fill that position until their run comes back open or the OPEN run is closed, that is, the bid driver comes off vac, sick day, dis, etc.
You may say, "We have cover drivers for this". That may be true, but that is all they are, is COVER DRIVERS. They are not full-fledged, if you will, feeder drivers. They have not held an open bid for more than 30 days in order to gain feeder seniority. Exam:
I started in p/c many yrs ago. I started signing up for feeders the first time I saw a list. Long story short-I qualified, but only to cover vacations, etc., til a bid run came up that I could stay on for 30 days to get seniority. So, that was May. I covered vacations thru the summer. Got thrown back to p/c til peak runs came up. Ran peak run thru end of Christmas. Got thrown back to p/c til May again. That happened for 5 yrs. Finally got called up for good but still covered xtra stuff, never an open bid run for more than 30 days. That lasted another 8 yrs. BELIEVE THAT? Bummer, dude. Point is: I was never a full-fledged feeder driver. I was a, now get this, "A feeder-qualified package driver". All other feeder drivers had the jump on me. We had some transfer in here when their runs were canceled and bumped me back down again even tho I'd had more experience in feeders than them, only because they were, you guessed it, "Full-fledged, seniority feeder drivers". I was not.
The point is, maybe these drivers jobs are temporarily canceled. Maybe there is SOME feeder work in your area. Maybe not enough for a full day or night. That happened to me one time also. I traveled to town to wash p/c for half eve then run small feeder run the rest. Nobody qualified to drive but had to displace washer. Sorry.
This may or may not answer your question. And remember, this is what has happened HERE. Your situation or rules may be quite different. Check with steward or BA.