2012 Minimum Wage Increase

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by GoneBrown, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. GoneBrown

    GoneBrown New Member

    The minimum wage in Washington state is going from $8.67 to $9.04 in January. Will UPS honor the wage increase for the folks making minimum wage in the new year?
     
  2. GoneBrown

    GoneBrown New Member

    I think my question should be: Has UPS honored state minimum wage increases in the past?
     
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Does UPS pay $8.67 to start instead of $8.00 now in WA?
     
  4. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    What a sad commentary on the state of a UPS part-time job.
    We should ALL be embarrassed.
     
  5. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    At the present time I would not advise anyone to start as a part-timer @ UPS......unless, you're a student still covered on your parents health insurance..willing to put up w/ abuse......bust your ass, while making less....and if by chance, you do well and exceed,...you are not compensated.......you're better off working elsewhere
     
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Yes you should!
    What plans to you have to change the situation.
    I and I would like to know!
     
  7. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    That Bad advise even with the low starting pay for PTimers.

    For the health insurance your only allowed to stay on your parents health care plan if they agree to it. It there choice not yours.
     
  8. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Vote No
     
  9. GoneBrown

    GoneBrown New Member

    Yes. State minimum wage right now in WA is $8.67. As of Jan. 2012 it will be $9.04. I just found out tonight that UPS will probably pay the new wage. Then I'll get the $1 raise after my 90 days.
     
  10. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    find me a true "parent"..who would leave a child uncovered.......I would do whatever I could to ensure my kids were covered........common sense
     
  11. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Well, if you didn't have a job at UPS and paid out of pocket $1500 and over per month (more then earnings for many), I guess you would need to move north, south , east or west.

    Just choose any country besides Turkey.
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    My son is 24, a FT college student and a manager at Papa John's. Before Obamacare he would have come off the insurance once he turned 23--he is now eligible for coverage until he turns 26. We have to complete a certification form prior to each semester stating that he is a full time student and indicating whether or not his employer offers health care coverage so, no, it is not up to the parents health care plan if they agree to it--they are required to do so if the "child" is not offered health care coverage from their employer.
     
  13. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    So you wanna obilish Obamacare, too - so your son is no longer a freeloader and belongs to the other uninsured 27% ?

    Just wondering.
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do you have reading comprehension issues?
     
  15. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I don't understand why you can't pay an additional fee, if you choose, to keep you own adult uninsured children insured. I just don't get that.
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    As long as the "child" has not turned 26 and they are not offered health care coverage through their employer the parents' health insurer must offer them coverage at no cost. The only requirement is an annual (semi-annual if in college) certification form.
     
  17. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Listen you NY'ler !
    Manager at a pizza franchise earns probably around $12 US (here it's $15 or $16 an hr).
    I know !

    Don't make your boy sound better than he is, like you praise yourself more than you deserve.
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    OK, I don't know what the hell your problem is, but it is getting really old.

    My son is a FT college student who is working at Papa John's for spending money. He will be graduating in December with a four year degree in Global Supply Chain Solutions.

    The thread is about health care coverage for children and that is what my post was about. Our health insurer (NYS Teamsters Health and Welfare Fund) has been mandated to extend coverage to uninsured children who have not yet turned 26 and are not offered coverage through their employer. Papa John's does not offer health care to their employees, even the FT ones, so my son is now on my insurance.

    I suppose it could be worse---he could be in his mid 40's, been fired from his job for drinking on the clock, pushing a hot dog cart.
     
    Lasted edited by : Dec 29, 2011
  19. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I don't know why UPS or any other US company should be paying for your son or even yourself.
    But, I suppose that what makes all these companies uncompetitive and in a lot of cases just move overseas.

    IF his Papa Johns franschise paid it for him and all other workers, that Pizza would become a few dollars more expensive.
     
  20. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    It's amazing how many don't grow up til they are in their 30's.