Countdown to Contract

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brownboxman, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. brownboxman

    brownboxman Active Member

    As we all wait for the powers that be to hammer out the details of our future, jsut curious how the folks out there think the contract will be rsolved.

    In years past there have been contract extensions, a strike, and early settlements. Any gut feelings on what will happen this year? Probably way early to tell but I thought I would throw it out there. With the state of the economy still tough, I dont see either side pushing anything too hard. I see an early resolve, maybe June or July.
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The ink will be dry long before August 1st.
  3. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member


    Probably already is....
  4. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Negotiations will be wrapped up by the end of March. Up or down vote soon to follow.
  5. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    If it isn't done by the end of March, it's gonna get ugly fast. Neither side wants that to happen.
  6. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    how long (years) do you think this contract will be?
  7. Brownslave688

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

  8. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    All I'm sure of it will be my last.
  9. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    I expect nothing but the status quo.
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    5. It will expire just before the major parts of Obamacare start in 2018.
  11. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    where do you get 2018?
    I thought genocide, OOPS!, I mean obamacare was to be in place by 2014........
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The initial phase in starts in 2014 but it won't be fully implemented until 2018.
  13. Asskicker

    Asskicker Member

    2018 We are suppose to start getting taxed on the amount of medical we use. It will start showing up on your W2 under DD. Don't settle for a :censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2:ty contract all you :censored2: Hoffa supporters out there!!! We in 705 got a better contract then all of you did Nationally because Hoffa is a sell out. There is no way in hell he would ever strike against UPS. He's in their pocket...HELLO!!! Wake up people and don't vote yes unless they give us substantial gains. Part-timers stick together. There are more of us then full=timers. Vote NO unless it's a good deal. They have to then come up with something better. DO NOT SETTLE!!!
  14. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

  15. thessalonian13

    thessalonian13 Active Member

  16. Brownslave688

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

    If its a 9-10 year contract there better be on average at least $1 an hour raise every year. Probably a little more.

    It's inevitable that inflation will kick in big time in the next 10 years.
  17. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

  18. brownboxman

    brownboxman Active Member

  19. slantnosechevy

    slantnosechevy Active Member

    I think you'll see some money this time around for you and your fellow part-timers, but it wont be enough to offset the costs you are talking about. Insurance and the costs related to it are the hot topic. I expect everyone will get the same letter that the retirees received a while back. The company is going to force this issue. While I think it's a strike issue others may not. We definitely won't have public opinion on our side this time which is why UPS settled last time.
  20. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    I hope you aren't serious. $43 an hour? Not saying fold the tent and bend over, but jeeze. We are already having competition issues with Fedex, and it's not like our customer service is getting better. Might line your pockets for a few years, but something like that might end up having a bunch of mid term guys swinging in the breeze. Or a newish guy like me unemployed. Not saying our job isn't difficult, but your thoughts have guys working 50 hour weeks making 120k. Would get to the point UPS would just pull the plug on the Teamsters, bring in douches making $16 an hour, who are glad to get it. Runner gunners. Bad bad bad.