How to Document Subcontracting Grievances

April 2, 2010: Article 44 contains the following language that drivers can use to protect jobs from subcontracting: “However, if sufficient freight is generated in the future to provide loads returning to the home domicile, the run shall be performed by members of the bargaining unit.”

If the company is violating Article 44 in your area, your first step is to gather the evidence. Here’s what to document:

  • Trailer numbers and loads that are being handled by subcontractors on inbound and outbound freight
  • When each load leaves or arrives your terminal
  • Where the loads are going to or coming from

Once you have evidence, file a grievance. And make sure you pass along copies of all your documentation to your union representative.

Ask your union rep to request more information from the company, including freight manifests from your terminal and the inbound and outbound terminals where the subcontractors are coming from or headed to.

Work with your union rep to pull together all the available evidence and dismantle the company’s case.

Want advice for documenting subcontracting grievances? Click here to contact TDU for advice.


Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

Local Officers To Review UPS/UPSF Contracts on Aug 9

The proposed contract deals at UPS and UPS Freight will be reviewed by local officers at the Two-Person meetings in Chicago on Thursday, August 9.

Vote No at UPS Action Kit

Take action to defeat givebacks at UPS with the latest contract bulletins and Vote No tools.

View More News Posts