Where will all the 22.4 drivers come from?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Str8right72, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Str8right72

    Str8right72 New Member

    The 6-1 list is empty in my building(s). Nobody shows any interest in being a package car driver. Can that many off street hires really succeed to offset PTs that don’t want to drive?
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  2. Appvol

    Appvol Member

    They want get anyone. My supervisor texted me this. I texted him about my 8hr request today.

    "No. 36 routes on needed 38, need drivers, do you know anybody that wants a driving job? I got 8 route s on in (blank) county today and still need another"
  3. Daf

    Daf Active Member

    Sad really. When I started everyone wanted that job. IE started running the company, now it’s turned into the worst job ever.
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  4. Daf

    Daf Active Member

    This is not your fault... or your problem... FILE
  5. Appvol

    Appvol Member

    I don't care. I will just do my job and file for my 8hr. It's just funny UPS can't get drivers because it sucks right now and the union could care less.
  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Strike strike strike
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  7. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    If 22.4 jobs are considered creating new FT jobs under the agreement(s) past and present, in number, does that mean the company and union can decide to eliminate 22.3 jobs as people leave and create new 22.4s in place?
  8. Staydryitsraining

    Staydryitsraining Active Member

    I seriously cant fathom anywhere except anatartica where there is no one in buildings who arent signing big lists.
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  9. sandwich

    sandwich The resident gearhead

    There was a long wait for full time driving when I first started. Now in my new building that I transferred to. We are hiring off the street
  10. Str8right72

    Str8right72 New Member

    No. I think it’s the other side of the spectrum. I believe as RPCDs retire those jobs will be red circled and replaced with the 22.4s. That’s just brainstorming possibilities with what the company has in store for the upcoming chess match.
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  11. Joman

    Joman New Member

    Agree, with the stupid excuse "you get paid really good".
  12. Skooney

    Skooney Active Member

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  13. Skooney

    Skooney Active Member

    Assuming that the 22.4’s equal the 25%, the company cannot just replace 5 retiring drivers with 5 22.4’s.
  14. boxmonkey3

    boxmonkey3 New Member

    Add to that, the 25% limit is only for the next 5 years. the company WILL push for that number to go up. This will be the beginning of the end af driving as a career.
  15. boxmonkey3

    boxmonkey3 New Member

    Under this contract. They WILL push to chance that when the union has less leverage.
  16. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    in my district, you couldn't convince a PT to go FT with all the chik-fil-a in the world

    off-the-street hires are lined up around the block

    go figure
  17. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Sort PTers do of course see and hear what the FTers have to deal with and often say “No thanks!”. Off-streeters have no idea but see dollar signs. I still have to go to help them sheet all of their businesses as missed at 7pm on their first day alone and then watch them not show up for work ever again.
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  18. Str8right72

    Str8right72 New Member

    Also, it will be epic to see how bad management screws up scheduling of drivers working different days over a 7 day rotation. Vacations, optionals, 8 hr requests with potentially a maximum amount of full time drivers on the road. Even if this gets imposed it will be a comedy of errors.
  19. bowhnterdon

    bowhnterdon Active Member

    Says who?? The contract? Yeah, right. File a Grievance to add to the stack of unsettled paperwork. Company will eat this Hybrid up and smile on the way to the Bank..
  20. Heavy Package

    Heavy Package Active Member

    There will be Hybrid Drivers and it is NOT a concession!!

    -Denis T, 2018

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