Q: “Is there any language in the agreement where UPS is actually going to start advancing loads. What’s to keep UPS from loading up 22.4 Saturday and Sunday drivers and laying off Monday RPCDs (regular package car drivers)?
A: The situation on Mondays is really no different than the current situation found in many areas around the country. Right now there are lower paid employees delivering packages on a daily basis alongside of RPCDs; they are called various names, Regular Temporary Drivers, Utility, Cover, etc. These are part-time employees doing delivery; in many areas every day, all year long, with part-time pension and benefits. In addition, there are many areas currently operating Tuesday through Saturday ground delivery (at straight-time) as allowed in the Supplements. Despite this fact, daily overtime for RPCDs still exists and in fact is often excessive and forced. The Monday volume issue has existed previously and we do not expect the 22.4 classification to change that for the better or the worse”
This seems like fishy.
I was TCD, it’s not a full time position. I had dual wages 12 for part time work, 30 for days I drove I was making more than low seniority full timers when I drove.
I did part time work while a TCD and stayed in the hub for a while making part time wages. I don’t see Ups paying driver wages for 8 hours worth of part time work for all these 22.4, they will be lowed paid drivers.
The company had less insentive to use me to take package car driver work and they had more protection from me. I couldn’t come in on the weekends and run their Monday volume.
We wouldn’t have forced overtime if they properly staffed, they are getting a sweetheart deal with cheap labor and also changing our Monday’s to when works available.