You're correct about there being an amount of time (It's 30 days) to question/dispute a posted seniority list.Where is our union contract scholar Mr. BUG when we need him.?
He should be able to quote the article and section number and post the language.
I vividly recall language saying a seniority list can be protested for a certain window of time. After the window expires the list stands as posted. Three years is definately out of the question.
If I was the OP I would file immediately. If no response then email/text Teamster's HQ in chicago. If no response file with NLRB.
Seniority is all we have. The OP just got pimped out of four slots.
How would you like that happening to you?
Hope this helps.
If employees don't notify their office people that an error exists within that time, then the list stands.
Union rules also state that a new, updated seniority listed must be posted every six months.
It was a good three years in my building before the office manager put up a new list of all the employees.
And the list still wasn't entirely correct; it contained two retired employees and at least three employees' hire dates were incorrect.