Vacation/weekly bid

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Kanovic, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    We pick all our weeks at once, in seniority order.
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  2. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Maybe your Local was discussing making a change to a different schedule ?

    In 2002, the amount of people on vacation (during the summer months) was

    increased from 15% to 17%.
  3. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Yes they can sell back their vacation(in September). So can we but people like to bid vacation and then work it. Something about the taxes I'm told.

    We have specific language that says no driver can work during their vacation.

    Either way you're right I'm not a expert on the southern or any contract really. :)
  4. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    It must be practical or feasible because no one is allowed to work vacations here.
  5. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    I was referring to me, not being an expert on the Southern Supplement.

    But, thanks for "taking one for the team".

  6. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Lol I know what you meant. I was just agreeing that neither am I. It was a long night so I'm not typing clearly.
  7. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    I agree.

    I don't think it refers to a driver wanting to work while on his scheduled vacation.
  8. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    That sucks for the lower guys. Never being able to get a prime spot off would drive me nuts. I like how its done here in Central. First round then a second round. It helps but does not totally eliminate missing important events. I'm 14th out of 31 so I even get burnt once in a while.

    Wish they did that here.
  9. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Where I worked, several guys worked their vacations every year. If I remember correctly, You had to actually take 1 week of vacation, but could work the rest. Several times in my feeder career, When I was off, I'd get a call from management asking me If wanted to come in and work. I had the same reply every time. "Don't call me when I'm on vacation." They finally got the message.
  10. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    Yes, it does. But that's the way it's set up. And it's nice when you spend your last few years at the top of the seniority list.

    I was asked a couple times to swap vacations after everybody picked. I refused because I felt that would screw all the people who picked in between us. The only fair way would be to rebid all vacations.
  11. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I was in feeders a long time (29 years) and there was a big influx of new drivers over a short period of time. I was asked quite often to swap with a junior guy for a variety of reasons. I only did it one time. Guy came to me and told me his daughter was on a traveling softball team, and they were going to a tournament in Colorado over the 4th of july weekend. I felt bad for the guy since I remember missing a lot of my kids' stuff because of my job. However I had a caveat: I told him I wanted a souvenir t-shirt from Colorado, and a couple of pounds of deer sausage. (he was a big hunter) Well, he came through with the t-shirt, but I'm still waiting on that deer sausage. If he ever comes to one of the old farts get-togethers, I'm going to remind him. Feeder drivers have long memories, after all.
  12. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Especially when it comes to food. ;)
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Actually they would have only had to rebid the vacations for the drivers between you and the one who requested the swap but, you are right in that it would have been unfair to swap directly.
  14. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    Maybe you didn't notice that I said I was on top of the seniority list for a few years.

    TTKU, Dave.
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Irregardless they would only need to rebid between you and the other driver, not all the way down to the lowest seniority driver.

    IAACU----I Am All Caught Up
  16. Major English

    Major English Member

    Now drop and give me 20!!!
  17. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

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  18. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Nice and simple.
  19. bowhnterdon

    bowhnterdon Active Member

    . Just the way it should be, in the Atlantic it says employees are not to work on Vacation, but some do. Especially inside hourlies
  20. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    You do.
    This very thing happened in my center. I called my BA, he called labor, labor called HR, HR called my center manager, green light of death came on on my board, I called the center, boss said that I was working the route, the regular guy is on vacation.

    The contract does not give any rights to work to a person that is on vacation.
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