Contract raises? don't be brainwashed!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by DSM515, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. DSM515

    DSM515 Member

    Who else here thinks we should fight for every dime we can get in the next contract? I for one think we deserve at least a Dollar a year, why? first off I am grateful for my job and what UPS and the Teamsters has helped me provide for my family over the last 22 years..But I have also been a Professional employee that like many have been a asset to UPS for many years. I do think that a company that over the last few years that has taking every opportunity to take time away from us, pile a lot more work on us, treat us with total disregard and respect while they made 58 billion last year is ridiculous. I understand it is a business and not a charity but We and our brothers and sisters before us built this company into the giant it is. So don't let anyone tell you we make to much! I don't walk around and tell management they are overpaid so don't let them brainwash you into thinking you are. We earn every dime we make.
    Stand you ground.
  2. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    We made 5 billion last year. Maybe a little less or more. I do agree we deserve $1 an hour. Why? Because that's essentially an inflation raise.
  3. uber

    uber Guest

    some people on here want 2 tier wage systems dude.
  4. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Maybe if you demand less, you'll get a little more. I personally would sacrifice a bit of a raise for more reasonable expectations of myself. 10 hour days and more money and a tired self or 8.5 hour days, a little less money and more time for me and my family? I'd take option two if given to me.
  5. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    Most don't like to discuss union issues. They just like to talk about UPS.
  6. 1080Driver

    1080Driver Member

    How about protecting the medical & benefits and upping the pension? Granted the company is making all sorts of money while crying the blues, but they're not worried about today's pay, they're already thinking about 10 years down the road.
  7. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    Miss Kerrigan brings that up often.
  8. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I want it all and then some.
  9. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I want nothing to do with upping the pension. Why? Because your just putting your money in someone else's hand. I highly doubt ill get much of a pension or social security when I retire in 25/30 years. Just keep giving me raises and ill keep funding my own retirement.
  10. DSM515

    DSM515 Member

    Sorry 58 billion gross, and yes I agree with less work and a smaller raise but as we all know less work Will most likely never happen since they think we make too much already. As for the two tier wage system that is the worst thing that could happen to us drivers, might as well just wear a big red bullseye on our backs
  11. DSM515

    DSM515 Member

    Sorry guess I should have posted under Union issues. I'm new the site.
  12. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    Sure fine. Put the screws to corporate. :censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2: em. But if it keeps escalating, you are just going to bone the rest of us.
  13. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Automatic double time after 9.5 is what I want
  14. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

  15. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    This is really the only sure fire way to take care of the excessive OT issue.
  16. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    Too many drivers live off of & want that OT. Even ones that say they don't.
  17. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

  18. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    yes, and pension/welfare benefits for total hours worked.
  19. slantnosechevy

    slantnosechevy Active Member

    With the wage progression and the retirements coming in the next two years they already have it.
  20. beentheredonethat

    beentheredonethat Well-Known Member

    Bring to a financial adviser what UPS contributed for your pension over the last 35 years (for those of you about to retire with 35 years). Then tell them what you will be receiving as a pension amount. They will tell you that you are being screwed. (Not by UPS, but by the pension fund itself aka the teamsters). Why would you want UPS to give more money to the pension when it was already wasted by the teamsters? Again... don't trust me.. Do the math and bring it to a financial expert.