Non-Contractual Raises?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by BMWSauber1991, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. BMWSauber1991

    BMWSauber1991 Member

    I know the wage and raises in the contract are minimum amounts UPS has to provide us with. But one of my coworkers told me that they received a .40 cent raise not through progression. Honestly it made me slightly jealous because I didn't even know that they even give raises that they weren't obligated to give. Anyone else make over the progression rate through management approved raises? Or have you ever heard of such a situation?

    I have no way of verifying what they are saying is true but don't believe this person would be lying.
  2. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    It's bs. He probably did get a free company car though.
  3. BMWSauber1991

    BMWSauber1991 Member

    It can't be false, I want to believe its true this company can recognized hard work and properly reward it's employees.
  4. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I want a lot of stuff. I ain't getting it all.
  5. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    You're making enough for you to buy what you're smoking. Sounds like you've been properly rewarded.
  6. BMWSauber1991

    BMWSauber1991 Member

    Haha although I find this comical it's still disappointing. I just want to work hard and be rewarded with raises that reflect my effort.
  7. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    UPS is a mostly union shop. You get union raises. If you're in a right to work state or work with Cartage Services employees or a few of the odd ball clerks are still not union and prolly get raises...but seriously, I thought it was funny when you said you wanted UPS to reward their employees for hard work. Those days are long gone and are never coming back so long as UPS sells their stock publicly. I'm assuming you're reasonably new...within two years. If you've been here longer than that then you must have a closed off job where you don't do much with the trailers like an international auditor or an AM/PM package clerk. If you don't fall under these (or maybe something I've missed) then you have had your eyes shut and aren't very involved with educating yourself on UPS and union stuff.
  8. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    Raises for the most part are contractual. It doesn't say UPS can't give raises beyond that, but I have a feeling if they attempted to give raises to certain people instead of across the board beyond the contract some people would attempt to file "discrimination" lawsuits which would end up costing more than the raises they give out to a few.
  9. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    The CBA sets floor wages; IBT does not care if UPS pays you more, nor is anybody else's rate of pay any of your business.

    But given that UPS pays above-average market rate compensation for its hourly, union positions (and this includes PTers), why would it offer incentive pay? No matter how hard you work, you're replaceable - with cheaper labor.
  10. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    Then you should be self employed.
  11. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Then find another job this is ups.
  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Where is Upstate when we need him?

    UPS is a Union shop and therefore rather Socialist in nature.
    All for one and one for all based on each one's needs.
  13. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    Upstate went to the movies. We're Socialists with seniority, and proud of it.
  14. BMWSauber1991

    BMWSauber1991 Member

    Believe me when I say I will once I finish my degree. I'd rather be dirt poor, happy with what I'm doing, and be my own boss than to pick up boxes the rest of my life.
  15. BMWSauber1991

    BMWSauber1991 Member

    Thanks for the support haha. You are really encouraging.
  16. Kae3106

    Kae3106 Active Member

    Payroll receives a report each week of all employees who had rate changes. They would immediately notice a rate that wasn't in line with the employee's seniority/job class and question it. Unless Labor red circled the guy, he would probably get changed back to the contract rate for his seniority/job classification.