Have some Cola with your August raise?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by SlowRide80k, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. SlowRide80k

    SlowRide80k My other one is Red Tag'd

    Anyone else Hear about this?

    To: All UPS Local Unions

    From: hall, Director
    Package Division

    Date: June 22, 2011

    Re: COLA Increase - 2011


    The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers – All Items (1982-84=100), for the month of May, was recently released.

    In accordance with Article 33 of the UPS National Master Agreement, all seniority employees who have completed their appropriate wage progression will receive a Cost Of Living Allowance (COLA) of 12 cents per hour, effective August 1, 2011. Employees still in a wage progression on the effective date of the COLA increase will receive the COLA on the date that they complete their wage progression. For employees paid under the mileage provisions of Article 43, the COLA increase will be 0.300 (three-tenths of a cent) per mile.

    The COLA increase is in addition to the August 1 General Wage and Mileage Rate Increase.
     
  2. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    Yes, I talked with my BA today and he told me that we were getting $0.12 in addition to our raise in Aug.
     
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    $300 extra a year is better than nothing.
     
  4. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Twelve more reasons for corporate to hate us.
     
  5. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    hoax..does mgt receive this also
     
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    You're a funny guy!
     
  7. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Sound like 12 cents we could do without. I'd rather have something done about some the human rights issues resolved--like hours contol, horrendous accident policies, forced to deliver misloads, and the right to take OR SKIP a full hour break. Keep their dumb 12 cents. Just pisses managment off.
     
  8. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    Hey Mule . . can I have yours then ?
     
  9. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Be my guest. You can have the harrassment that goes with it, too.
     
  10. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    Ignore them
     
  11. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I'm kind of surprised we are getting this. Though price of groceries has gone up considerably. I know a lot of people wanted to cover rising gas prices but I am to the understanding that COLA is not set to cover gas prices since you techincally don't NEED to survive since there are alternative forms of transportation to get you to and from work.
     
  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Go shopping with the wife at the grocery store sometimes. Prices are noticeably up over last year.
     
  13. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Someone should tell that to the Social Security people. I got on SS just in time for a 2 year freeze in COLA payments.





    I know---I should count my lucky stars they are still paying out SS.
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Unions locals in the NYS Teamster Pension plan voted to divert their split raises for the duration of the contract to the pension plan. COLA raises weren't discussed or mentioned but I have to assume that these would be diverted as well.
     
  15. idrivethetruck

    idrivethetruck Slow & steady wins the race.

    $.12 per hour?? I wonder how many more stops will be added to each route to make up for this?
     
  16. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    this is easy. 33
     
  17. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    It`s only harassment if it bothers you. Attention to detail will show you things to use back against them.
     
  18. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    I know a lot of people wanted to cover rising gas prices but I am to the understanding that COLA is not set to cover gas prices since you techincally don't NEED to survive since there are alternative forms of transportation to get you to and from work.

    How? In my urban area, we don't have bus service, no trains, no nothing, unless you call a taxi at 1.15 per half mile. I either have to walk, ride a bicycle, or drive SOMETHING 8.8 miles one way to work.
     
  19. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    There are several different Cost Of Living Indexes published by the Labor Department. Our Index went up 4.1%. You may hear news reports quoting a different Index that went up only 3.6%. Each Index is also broken down various ways with energy or food or some other factor not included.

    Our "split" raise on August 1 will be half of 85 cents. So we'll get 42.5 cents plus 12 cents witch equals a 54.5 cent raise.
     
  20. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Packmule,

    Are you being harassed at work?

    I encourage you to report any possible harassment immediately.

    Sincerely,
    I