Shuttling late air

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Bearded fool, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Bearded fool

    Bearded fool New Member

    Late air is a regular occurrence at our center this time of year. I am an exception air driver. This is the first time in my four years of driving that I have been denied work. Management decided to use full time drivers to shuttle late air today instead. It has always been my understanding that this work is to go to air drivers first; this has also been the practice at our center in the past. We over hired seasonal drivers for peak, I think. Should I file a grevience?
  2. lolbr

    lolbr Active Member

    File. Just be prepared for them to say no. "Air driver work shall consist of delivery and pickup of air packages which, because of time and customer commitments, cannot be reasonable preformed by regular package drivers." Seems it can be done with regular package drivers, as they have extra drivers with nothing else to do.
  3. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I agree with regular package car drivers, but the issue is with seasonal employees taking work from Union members.
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    If your asking if you should file then you won't.

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  5. RolloTony Brown Town

    RolloTony Brown Town Active Member

    Well... as an air driver you could’ve worked as a TCD but you didn’t. When you didn’t sign up to drive for peak you allowed them to hire the seasonals. You can file as your right but be prepared to lose this grievance. Good luck to you.
  6. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    File first, ask questions later. File File File
  7. opie

    opie Active Member

    Not sure if you have a case. They can use fulltimers to shuttle air, including seasonals, who are fulltime. They have to give them work somehow, and that could include shuttling. You are only guaranteed 3 hours as a part time air driver.