Missing the $0.12 COLA! When does it kick in?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by xaero001, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. xaero001

    xaero001 New Member

    i'm a PT insider/Air-Cover Driver and in this weeks check I noticed the $0.425 raise but not the $0.12 COLA that I thought would be in there.... Any ideas why? Is Upstate NY not getting this?
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We did not get the Aug. 1st raise but did get the COLA raise.
     
  3. xaero001

    xaero001 New Member

    You sure? Full timers Voted on sched E with loss of Raises till next contract, Part timers voted on sched C to keep raises but move retirement to 63 or 65
     
  4. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    Either:
    • You're not seeing it on your pay because it's been diverted towards your benefits.
    • You're still in progression, and won't get it until you've completed progression.
    • It's a mistake.
    Check your union bulletin board @ work for any relevant postings, or with your steward or union business agent/rep.
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our contractual raises are being diverted but we got our COLA raise.
     
  6. xaero001

    xaero001 New Member

    I just double checked with the Local Sort shift I'm with when not air/cover driving and they also got the $0.425 but not $0.12.
    Will have to check with steward but he never got the paperwork other stewards got about any sorta of a Cola.
     
  7. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    Is your seniority date before July 31, 2007?
     
  8. xaero001

    xaero001 New Member

    Nope my seniority date was Oct 12, 2007, I hit the old contract when the benefits were quick and my inside pay is based off that contract. Driver wise I didn't touch a package car till 2008 and am on the new contract Air/Cover Guidelines for that.
     
  9. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    Well then, as I read the COLA language, you might get the $0.12 on or about Oct. 12, 2011 (assuming that the schedule C you referenced provides that it does go towards your pay, and not benefits) for your Local Sort work. Article 22.5 a & b are a masterpiece of contrived, confusing language.
    The $0.12 should apply to your Air/Cover rates on the date you complete those progressions.
     
  10. xaero001

    xaero001 New Member

    Excellent! Thanks for interpreting that for me as it really is a "Masterpiece of contrived, confusing language" - Hondo
     
  11. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    And to further confuse things, the inside part-time progression takes five years to complete (not four as just about everyone assumes from reading the deliberately misleading contract language.) So you would have to have a seniority date of July 31, 2006 or earlier to be eligible for the August 1, 2011 12-cent COLA.
     
  12. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    A cola raise? That's 3$ take home I wasn't planning on. Hooray!
     
  13. brownrod

    brownrod Active Member

    Last week my hourly wage was 30.83. On this weeks paycheck it is 31.62. Why did I get so much???? Hope it's not a mistake I have to pay back. A coworker told me he went up to 30.91 and that we voted our raise into pension... I'm confused.
     
  14. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    5 years for PTers? Where? When I went FT in 09', it was 3.
     
  15. mike1646

    mike1646 Active Member

    We are at $30.91 with the cola
     
  16. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Shhhh!
     
  17. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    I got both . . . .I guess someone up there likes me.
     
  18. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    $29.77 Raises diverted to pension fund--I was surprised that we got the COLA.
     
  20. EmerCond421

    EmerCond421 Member

    Same here.