The other day I was asked to sit in while another driver asked to be on the 9.5 list. (Due to recent intimidation tactics and no steward available) Armed with a generally pisspoor attitude and my trusty pocket recorder, I started recording just in case the driver got harassed about being added. What transpired next utterly disgusted me... BM to driver (verbatim) So you want to be on the 9.5 list? Well the way the 9.5 language works is by 3pm everyday you will send a message if you're gonna be over 9.5. Then, I will be over 9.5, I'll need help with X amount of stops in X location, whatever it is, you got to be very specific. If you don't give up enough work and you're still over 9.5, that is on you but if you give up too much work and you come in right at 8 hours well that ain't gonna work either. That make sense? And another thing, if you don't send in a message by 3pm and you go over 9.5 that's on you as well as it's failure to work as directed cuz I'm instructing you in front of your union rep if you're gonna go over 9.5 to message in. So you no longer have the right to work over 9.5 without approval. Make sense? Do you understand the rules? Before the driver could sign the form, I asked the BM where in the contract does it stipulate all this. He stated those were the rules and from past practice. I asked for copies of this agreement between the union and UPS and he tells me and the driver we can contact the union hall off the clock to get this information. The driver signed the 9.5 list so he wouldn't have to wait another week to get on the list but I know of no such agreement in the NM or the Central supplement. Our steward isn't even on the 9.5 list and he is sleeping with the management (figuratively not literally). I say it's an article 37 grievance for over supervision and advised the driver to call the union and file as such. Thoughts?