Dovetail lists are now posted in each UPS center. Those interested in signing up for full-time work should sign-up on the combined Dovetail list. Details about the bidding procedure are found in Article 68 of our Local 623 Supplement.
ARTICLE 68 - Bidding Procedure
During the first two (2) full weeks of March of each year, part-time
employees from both buildings desiring to work full time shall notify the Company and be placed on a combined dove tailed list. These part time employees must successfully complete a maximum fifteen (15) day orientation. These days will not count as working days and the employee will be paid at their current hourly rate.
(a) Full Time Jobs
Part-time employees with one (1) or more year’s seniority may bid on any permanent, full-time opening or vacancy in either building in all months, except November and December, providing they meet the same requirements as applicants for that full-time job. The job will be awarded to the senior bidding part-time employee of the combined dove tailed seniority list.
The employee awarded the job must satisfactorily complete a thirty- (30) working day training period. An employee who fails to qualify shall not be allowed to bid for one (1) year for the job the employee was disqualified for from the date of disqualification. Any employees who disqualify themselves shall then revert to their prior status for a minimum of two (2) years from the date of disqualification. Part-time employees shall be given the opportunity to fill full-time jobs before hiring from the outside on a five (5) for one (1) basis (five- (5) part time to every one (1) outside hire).
Part-time employees successfully transferring to full-time jobs will be considered as newly hired full-time employees and will be added to the appropriate seniority list. Their seniority date will be the day of transfer, and must remain in the center a minimum of two (2) years.
For vacation and retirement purposes, the employee shall receive additional seniority credit equal to all time worked as a part-time employee.
(b) Utility Driving Jobs
Effective January 1, 2003, part time employees in seniority order from the combined dove tailed list, who sign a utility driver interest list each year, may be used as utility drivers to cover vacations, workers’ compensation and disability absences in a package car center in both buildings, June through the second (2nd) full week of January. Time worked during this period shall not be counted towards attaining full time seniority.
These utility drivers will receive the current seniority rate of pay per hour of full time package drivers. Utility drivers who successfully bid a regular full-time package car vacancy or new job as outlined in the bidding procedures in Article 50 and/or 68, will be considered qualified, provided they have completed a thirty (30) working day period as a utility driver and will slot into the full-time package wage progression based on the time worked as a utility driver.
No part time employees will be used to cover vacations while regular drivers are laid off or before employees without bid start time in the center are offered the work first. The Steward and Center Manager will be involved in all utility drivers being used for each center, with a copy of all employees being furnished to the Local Union.