Last Friday, the shift manager was speaking to a good number of preloaders regarding overpayments on their retro checks. He was asking them to sign a document allowing UPS to deduct the owed amount from their paycheck(s). The way he got almost everyone to sign is by telling them they can have the deduction span over 1 to 6 pay periods, and if they RTS'd it that day, UPS would eventually get their money and may deduct it all at once. I did not sign. This manager also told me that the union is "neutral" on the matter. I understand this topic has been discussed to death, but I still have not read any explanation that makes sense to me. Either I'm stupid or just slow- or nobody really knows what's going on. I was approached today by my full time sup. She told me that they got authorization from the "higher powers" to allow this deduction to span over 10 pay periods- for me. I told her that the money was not the problem. The problem is that I have not been given a clear explanation regarding the supposed issue with the overpayment. The money I got from this retro check went directly into savings. I didn't spend much of it. I have no desire to steal money from UPS. If I am wrong and I was indeed overpaid, I will sign that document first thing tomorrow morning after I clock in. Looking through my paycheck history, these were my wage increases throughout my employment so far: I was hired on August 15th 2011. My starting pay was $9.50. Approximately November 15th 2011, 90-day raise- $10.50. August 15th 2012, 50c raise- $11.00. August 15th, 2013, 50c raise- $11.50. April 21st, 2014, 50c raise- $12.00. (this is when the contract was pushed through) The retro hours are not in question. I went through and counted them before I even got my check, and they were close enough for me not to worry about it. The issue is that my retro hours were paid at approx. 70c. Now, they say it should have been 50c. See below: (ignore the circled numbers- my manager circled them in a failed attempt to explain it to me) Which of the following examples apply to me? #2 or #3? I really want to do the right thing here. I think I've provided about as much information as I could have for someone knowledgeable on the topic to explain it. The questions are: Is UPS right about the overpayment? Is my current pay rate of $12.00 accurate, or should it be $12.20?