I retired from UPS in Merced, CA after 33 years, on July 27, 2012. I recieved 9 sick days July 1, 2012. I used one day in July. Our union contract states that we will be paid for any unused sick pay.... NOT SO! UPS says there is nothing left to pay out. Went to the union and they told me they are working on this, apparently UPS started not paying out on sick and vacation days for anyone who is retiring as of January 1, 2012. The union is of course fighting the fight. We shall see what happens. Just be aware, if you are retiring USE everyday you have coming to you and don't fool yourselves, this will not stop with the retirees!