Here is a paragraph from the Michigan supplement regarding temporary route changes: "other than the months of november and december if a bid area is changed 50% or more, the employees shall have the right to follow the portion in excess of 50% of the delivery stops. If the temporary change involves more than a 2 way split, the driver shall select by seniority". The union has turned this statement into " if your route is taken out, you can bump ANYONE below you whether they have a bid route or not. Here's the kicker. THE DRIVER GETS TO CHOOSE WHO HE BUMPS. Then, management takes the driver that got bumped and places him where they want. He/she cannot bump a bid driver. We recently had a driver file a grievance due to his route being eliminated. He would call in and see if his route was available, not ask if anything else was available, then filed a grievance when he found out people below him were working. He was going for 15 days paid, he got 6 hours. Im assuming the union made some sort of deal with UPS and thats why this started. This is BS, they are taking my seniority, what do I do? What do you do when the LOCAL agrees with UPS? DO I take it to a state level? A national level? Please help.