$15 an hour minimum wage.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Johnnyfootball2014, May 15, 2014.

  1. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Just saw on news today over 100,000 mcdonalds workers wearing $15 minimum wage t shirts were on strike today. Can you imagine what those workers would want if they worked here??!!?? Lol
     
  2. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    A fair wage they could live off perhaps?
     
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  3. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    What I'm saying is a mentally challenged person with one arm and legs could work at mcdonalds. Starting off at ups is very hard and physicaly and mentally challenging and they don't get even close to that.
     
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  4. alwaysoverallowed

    alwaysoverallowed Active Member

    Even at $15 dollars an hour many of these people will still be on state assistance; If the employee is the sole provider of a household of at least 4.
     
  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I question the mental capacity of many preloaders....a lot of drivers with crappy loads everyday might agree with me...lol. Second of all...it's a PT job (in most locals)! I make way more than a new employee and still can't live off my ups check alone. Even if we worked for top driver pay..say 25 hrs a week. That's still only a little more than 40k a year. So, how much an hour is a fair wage?
     
  6. WESLA

    WESLA It is what it is

    So you've worked at a fast food chain or you are just assuming its a gravy job?
    Nothing wrong with wanting a fair wage.
     
  7. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    You would be paying $5 for a mcdouble instead of
    when I was a kid I swept floors at a machine shop,while being a " bagger" at a grocery store and working preload (3am shift) at ups till I became a ft driver. And yes , working at a fast food chain is a "gravy job". If you can't make it in real world and get a decent paying job, go flip fry's. Sorry if that hurts your feelings. But the truth hurts.
     
  8. tacken

    tacken Active Member

    More than $8.50 an hour?
     
  9. alwaysoverallowed

    alwaysoverallowed Active Member

    In my experience in dealing with fast food workers many of them wouldn't make it at ups so the question should be why do part timers feel it's okay to complain about their wages yet fail to vote on contracts or even show up to a union meeting.
     
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  10. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    It is more under the new contract....
     
  11. bklynupser

    bklynupser Member

    How about the fact that places like mcdonalds and walmart hold seminars to teach there employees how to go on public assistance. Now if they payed them more money they would be able to support themselves. Now you say it's a unskilled job but in some areas there is nothing else. Walmarts move in and shut down every other business in the area. Now ppl have to go work for walmart because there's no other jobs.


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  12. tacken

    tacken Active Member

    So if the show up to meetings and vote on a contracted loaded for the full timer they would get more money?
     
  13. alwaysoverallowed

    alwaysoverallowed Active Member

    The short answer is yes.
     
  14. alwaysoverallowed

    alwaysoverallowed Active Member

    No you wouldn't be paying out the nose for fast food because they would have to stay competitive so franchisees would be the ones taking the cut and sorry I don't feel bad for them considering their millionaires many times over.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoc...t-if-mcdonalds-workers-were-paid-15-per-hour/
     
  15. AKupser

    AKupser Ice Queen (Elsa)

    Is this just in WA state or nation wide? How will this effect UPSETs that start @ $8.50?
     
  16. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Under the new contract, employees aren't starting at 8.50 anymore...so I guess it won't.
     
  17. AKupser

    AKupser Ice Queen (Elsa)

    UPSER's
     
  18. alwaysoverallowed

    alwaysoverallowed Active Member

    Yeah and the sad part is this is a basically another tax break for the corporation because they get the government to provide healthcare and food(SNAP) so they can make more profits that don't trickle down.
     
  19. AKupser

    AKupser Ice Queen (Elsa)

    Ok thanks BB58
     
  20. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Washington's minimum wage is already over 9 an hour.