Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by newtothis, May 31, 2013.
Local 804 contract
Breaking News!!!! Rumor Report now out from teamsterslocal804.... Extra extra read all about it!!! Anytime someone challenges them they call it a "Rumor".... You make the call is the executive board telling facts or fiction.... Go to www.local804contract.com to find THE FACTS... No salesman here, just concerned members
From Local 804 website
Contract Rumor Report: Get the Facts
By standing united, Local 804 members won our best contract supplement in more than a decade—including better pensions, grievance procedure reform, and cheaper retiree healthcare.
Part-timers won more full-time jobs, combo helper jobs, and higher pay for helper work during peak—$12.75/hour or more than $19/hour overtime rate.
All these improvements and more are only guaranteed if the Local 804 Supplement is approved in the upcoming contract vote.
Some Local 804 members have reported getting misinformation from text messages and a website that is using the Local 804 name and Teamster logo. This is NOT a Local 804 website and the information on the website is untrue.
Every Local 804 member has the right to vote their conscience on the contract. But members do not have the right to twist the facts and play politics with your contract, your pension and your future.
A contract ballot has been mailed to you. Make sure you have the facts before you vote on the Local 804 Supplement.
IS THE PENSION INCREASE GUARANTEED?
Yes. Local 804 won the biggest pension increases in the country with no wage diversion. These increases are guaranteed as long as the contract is ratified.
UPS has committed in writing to raise the pension to $3,900 on Jan. 1, 2013 and to $4,000 on Aug. 1, 2017. This is for 30 & Out and 25-at-age-55. The 25 & Out will go up to $3,400 next January and $3,500 on Aug. 1, 2017.
Pension increases are technically voted on by the Pension Fund trustees. That is why, Local 804 negotiated an unprecedented written agreement that spells out the legal intent of the company negotiators and commits the UPS Pension Trustee to support the pension increases after the contract is ratified.
CAN THE PENSION FUND AFFORD THE INCREASE?
Yes. Local 804 would not implement a pension increase if the Fund could not afford it.
Local 804 had the actuaries for the Pension Fund do a study. The actuarial study found that the pension can be increased to $4,000 and the Pension Fund will stay on track out of the Red Zone and into the Green Zone.
DOES THE NEW CONTRACT ALLOW PART-TIME DRIVERS?
Absolutely not. Some members are being told that the new Local 804 Supplement will create part-time package car drivers who will cause layoffs and reduce drivers’ overtime. This is absolutely false. Vacation Coverage Drivers cannot work part-time; they will not reduce overtime; and VCDs cannot be used while any driver is laid off. Click here to get the facts.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE COST OF RETIREE HEALTHCARE?
Local 804 has won an end to the 10 percent annual increase in retiree healthcare costs. In fact, retiree healthcare costs are being lowered by 10 percent and will be kept at these reduced rates going forward.
ELECTION DAY / FLOATING HOLIDAY
The Election Day holiday has been converted into a floating holiday. The floating holiday is paid the same as Election Day but it can be scheduled like an OPH and does not have to be used on Election Day. If you want to work Election Day and get paid 8 hours holiday pay for the day plus double time, you still can.
The floating holiday can be taken at any time from Jan. 16 to Thanksgiving. You can either take the day off with pay or work the day and get paid 8 hours holiday pay for the day plus double time.
Local 804 members won the best supplement in the country. Cast an informed vote and protect the contract and pension improvements we've won.
Important Notice on UPS Contract Ballot
Some Local 804 members have been mailed a ballot packet with a return envelope that says "UPS Freight" on the front. Rest assured that this return ballot can still be used and your ballot will be properly counted.
The ballot mailing was conducted by the International Union and they are addressing the problem. Your return envelope can be used and your ballot will be counted.
Every envelope contains a unique identification code that allows the Independent Election Supervisor to make sure the ballot is counted with the other votes on the UPS national tentative agreement and the Local 804 Supplement.
Observers and the Election Supervisor will be able to clearly see that they are being sorted and counted with the proper Agreement.
There is no need to request a replacement ballot. Please return the ballot in the envelope that was in your packet and it will be counted.
Click here to see the official notice from the International.
THIS IS WHAT IS ON THAT BS WEB SITE:
The executive board is unanimously endorsing Local 804's tentative agreement to vote yes on the Local 804 supplement, based on a recommendation from the Co-Chair of the board of trustees. The Co-Chair would recommend a meeting to vote on the increases after the contract gets ratified. Read the LETTER OF INTENT click here. This letter is in no way a "guarantee" by the Company.
Pension increases are technically voted on by the Pension Fund trustees. That is why, Local 804 negotiated an unprecedented written agreement that spells out the legal intent of the company negotiators and commits the UPS Pension Trustee to support the pension increases after the contract is ratified. Meeting was held yesterday and all * pension trustees vote yes on the increase as long as it gets ratified
Why is the company holding back $.15 cents from the one dollar per hour, per member we should have received from the international portion negotiated monies? that $.15 equals to over $5,778,240 dollars over five years!. "With that money we could eliminate medical copayments for everyone!"
Because the medical is doing so well thats why UPS wants to take back 15 cents but if it ever starts to fall to only 5 months reserve the 15 cents is put back. There is NO way in the word that 15 cents would stop you guys from paying co-pay thats an out right LIE, If it was that easy the 15 cents would have come from any raise. Why don't the people that made this site put their name on it???? because it was made by people that ran against your board who will continue to do what ever it takes to get in the hall. LIE LIE and LIE again
If the pension is truly going up to $3,900 dollars per month, why do we need part time drivers covering vacations for 6 months out of the year with no book acquisition? With the amount of members retiring, that by itself will create more opportunity for part timers to become full time package drivers and low seniority drivers will have the opportunity for summer vacations! "the Company doesn't care about drivers having vacations in the summer, all they care about is us doing more for less pay and this executive board is agreeing with them."
Because the only way to get UPS to agree to the pension increase was to give them VCD, if not there is no way any arbitrator would allow a pension increase that not 100% funded all it takes is UPS side to say its not in the best interest to have it go up, even if all the numbers point to it being strong going forward. Again people that ran against your board stirring the pot.... TOTAL BS
If part time air drivers refused to become a "VACATION COVER DRIVER," will they continue to receive driver top pay when they deliver ground? If they refused to work at a lower rate of pay, would they still have the opportunity to deliver ground?
YES because if they CAN driving a package car they will get drivers rate. PLUS now cases will go in from of an arbitrator in 3 months not 5 years to be heard.If only the package car drivers are going to have a minimum of 15% more vacations in the summer and the part timers are going to cover, does it mean the part timers are going to have fewer vacation slots in the summer?
NO because picking vacations will still stay at 10% same as they have been for years, that 10% is of the amount of members. NOTHING WILL CHANGE just more BS
Again why are the only people crying about the 804 supplement the people that ran against your board.
All this website talks about what MAY or MITE happen the risks in our pension have not change in 50 years they are the same risk that go out every year when we the members get our annual report. This site talk about losing 25 and out? Howard and the old board tired to give it away, TWICE , but Tim and this board saved it for YOU , No one knows what can happen in the world we live in. What can happen to wall street its always a risk just like in 2008 when the market took a nose dive and it affected ALL PENSIONS not just 804. Don't believe the BS from that website, 400 dollar pension increase is the most important thing for you and your family don't loss it on what MAY or MITE happen..........
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