Minumum wage to $15.00 per hour in NJ

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by PT Stewie, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

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  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

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  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    They will increase the starting wage to comply and the fuel surcharge to pay for it.
     
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  5. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    It's February get off the clock month so the sups can do your work now. Wait and see if this gets passed!
     
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  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Would PT sups get a wage increase too?
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    NY is on the first step of the process to raise their minimum wage to $15/hr by 2020. As of the first of this year it is at $9.90/hr.

    There was an article in today's paper discussing the pros and cons. A local chain restaurant owner stated that any raise in the minimum wage would have to offset by a raise in menu prices. His already thin margins would be even thinner.
     
  8. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    So you're telling me people wouldn't just be richer? Crazy talk.
     
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  9. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    Wasnt NYC McDonalds and other fast food workers asking for the same bump in pay almost a year ago?

    Did it happen yet? Or are they still in the appeal process?

    Doh, upstate beat me to it... progressive raises like a ups driver, only in a smaller scale
     
  10. Number24

    Number24 #24

    Let's hope not
     
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    The union was just about to do this for PTers.
     
  12. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Well-Known Member

    Does anyone else feel like if this passes, it makes our contract look even weaker? 15$ an hour to flip burgers or burn fries, 35$ to bust your hump. Just curious.
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Most of these proposals are incremental and will reach top rate after our contract has expired. I do think that this will have an impact on the negotiations and may lead to a two-tiered wage and/or longer progression for new drivers.
     
  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Good bump us top raters up even more.
     
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  15. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I hear McDonalds is hiring!
     
  16. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Well-Known Member

    That's not what I was inferring. It does devalue my wage though. I think they used to call this communism somewhere in the 80's!
     
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  17. How much Taylor ham can I get for $15 bucks?
     
  18. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Well-Known Member

    Well, if the guy that puts it on the shelf and the girl that ring it get 15$ each..... About 10 slices?
     
  19. That's an expensive Sammy.
     
  20. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    They already pay the fast foodies $15/hr here...that's what happens when you can't find good help.