Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by FLASH22, Jun 23, 2013.
Has anyone else heard that package handlers will star to make 15/hr after august?
Only the one's that have been there about 6 years...
Not going to cut my pay in half.
They could if they'd vote for that.
here we go...strap on your seatbelts, grab the beer and popcorn..going to be an interesting week on brown cafe!!
More like a valium and crown. If someone would get that seatbelt for me.
I wish!! Never will happen with this union.
Like make PT package handlers, I make over $15/hour. But I've been here quite awhile. If you don't like it, blame your co-workers for not voting - not the union.
That too. You cannot blame people for being ignorant. It's just the effect of circumstance that we have no control over.
I heard new employees will be starting around 11/hr with the new contract.
Under the TA unskilled new pter's is $10/hr, skilled new pter's is $11/hr. No raise until you have been here a year.
I would be curious to hear from some of the guys/gals that have been at UPS 20+ years:
What was the starting wage when you started?
What year did you start?
Factor in inflation, and I bet it's around 15 dollars and hour.
Had a new loader hired on our about 2 weeks ago. Will he be bumped up? Feel bad for the guy making 8.50 he probably quit this week anyway lol
Instead of the shinny new raise what's really important is part timer progression. That $1.50 raise becomes a 50 cent raise after 90 days and only 67 cents at the end of progression.
I agree starting pay is too low but I believe even more important would of been to reward the part timers that stay for longer periods.
I wouldn't of had a problem with a 50 cent starting wage increase but give that stick around about a $2 raise over the current progression.
I could be wrong, but from what I recall someone telling me, pre-1980's pters had highers wages at the end of progression than what we have now, and then around 1981 they instituted a two-tier system. DISCLAIMER...THIS IS WHAT I REMEMBER BEING TOLD BY SOMEONE, NOT SAYING IT IS TRUE. If I remember what I was told correctly in 1981 starting wage was changed to 8 or 8.50 an hour.
I've actually heard the same a few times.
And that's partly what kills me too. Some FT employees saying they stared at 8.50. Too bad that 8.50 an hour in 1980 is worth about 20dollars an hour today.
When I started Preloaders made about $.55 less an hour than drivers. After 90 days. May be it was 30 days. Yes $8.00 an hour in 1982 was still good money. Worth about $25.00 an hour now.
I think it was the 83 contract. Before the pters made a dollar or so less than drivers. Granted it was $8 an hour or some such thing. With inflation it was prolly closer to $17 an hour. What Bagels said in another thread is true, the market dictates starting wage and with the way the American people have folded to corporate America and have allowed unions to slowly die away, we have the WalMart world now. Politics have eroded our wages as well with NAFTA and other laws of it's ilk. We're the last good union for menial workers. But we are on a slow decline.
I make $30.70 an hour now unskilled. Friends that are sort qualified make $31.75 an hour. Not many of us left.
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