October contract meeting

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by ryan44, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. ryan44

    ryan44 New Member

    Has anyone heard how the contract meeting in October went
     
  2. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    I asked our business agents monday, they said things are on the table, we will not hear anything just yet,
     
  3. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    The union came out with its proposal a few weeks ago. Last week the company put forth its proposal. There were man concessions, BUT, this is how it always starts. It won't get juicy until next year. It's just the process.
     
  4. ups hero

    ups hero Member

    I hope we get our turkeys back on this next contract. Jk. You don't think our health benefits will get tempered with on the next contract? Do you? This is my 4th contract and the 1st Im actually worried about it
     
  5. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    Depends on your local. My benefits are controlled by the union. There is an hourly portion that gets assigned to health and welfare. If you have a UPS plan, then I'd worry.
     
  6. upsman2940

    upsman2940 New Member

    They asked $60 a week for health insurance.
     
  7. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Shut up! Seriously?
     
  8. upsman2940

    upsman2940 New Member

    That's what we were told by our ba!
     
  9. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    Turkeys were never in the Contract, at least not the kind of turkey you could serve on a platter....
     
  10. beentheredonethat

    beentheredonethat Well-Known Member

    I pay at least that for my insurance. I have for years now. I'm not happy about it, but I don't see how this contract won't have some concession on people paying a portion into their HW.
     
  11. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    I understand what you are saying but they continue to post great profits..
     
  12. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    Absolutley no employee compensation for insurance! It is a slippery slope once you open the door and start paying. Ask anyone in management their copays and contribution suck. Have been there and done that.The next thing I know my contribution is $500.00+ per month and that was 15 years ago working for a small company (250 employees) . One of the reasons I work PT @ UPS. Hoffa and hall have stated that benefits are very important,better to take less of a raise than the need to contribute dollars for benefits. That would be a give back and based on profitability we should be moving forward.
     
  13. upsman2940

    upsman2940 New Member

  14. Brownslave688

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

    Less of a raise is a give back also. It is what it is though. No reason to worry until we have an actual contract to vote on. This company is making a billion dollars a quarter just remember that.
     
  15. MenInBrown

    MenInBrown Active Member

    I think concessions may be on the table, if UPS was not making money. Never vote yes on the first offer!!!
     
  16. brown_trousers

    brown_trousers Active Member

    $60/week would almost put part-timer's paychecks into the negatives. I doubt the union will be supporting that idea!
     
  17. brown_trousers

    brown_trousers Active Member

    agreed.. If UPS is showing great success (record profits) with wages & benefits where they are now, there is no reason to decrease either one!
     
  18. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    I would hope they would not include part timers in that. Contributing to my health insurance is not a make or break issue for me since our insurance is so good and most people in other companies, even profitable ones, contribute to their health insurance. It just depends on what the company gives up in return.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Would you accept a wage freeze in lieu of paying for benefits? $60/week would be equivalent to a $1.50/hr raise (based on a 40 hour week).
     
  20. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    NO I will not take a wage freeze when the company is making BILLIONS of dollars a quarter we aren't making $31 hour because we in the past agreed to a wage freeze. The only thin I might agree to is a level yearly wage in crease of the life of the contract (ie $.75, $.80. Etc )