part timers!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by hatebrown5, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. hatebrown5

    hatebrown5 Member

    I hope all part timers will tell the union that we should get more at the next contract!
    The last contract we got crap.I know we got health insurance but we should get more pay!
     
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I'm not even a PTer and I agree with you.
     
  3. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    More pay, less benefits would be fine. OTW, status quo.
     
  4. smokey711

    smokey711 Member

    I make $21.04 an hour. I have wonderful health care benefits for me AND my family. My work situation is protected by our contract and enforced by business agents, stewards, my co-workers and I. Plus, I pretty much get to choose how much I want to work between 15 and 30+ hours. I don't think it's all that bad a part-time job.

    No contract is perfect, but what we have is not "crap."
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    $8.50/hr to start and benefits delayed a year (18 months for family) is crap. Bump the starting wage to at least $10/hr with the option of an additional $4/hr after one year if you decline the benefits.
     
  6. upsman2940

    upsman2940 New Member

    We just had a local meeting this past Saturday and no part timers showed up!! Had a bunch of those forms for them to fill out with suggestions and havent received any of them back!
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Bring them back to the building and put them and a box of crayons where the PTers go for recess.
     
  8. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Not all areas are 12-18 months for benefits.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    OK--what about the rest of my post?
     
  10. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    That has been suggested by many others, and it does not make sense to divide hourlies further.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If you don't like that you will most certainly not like the two-tiered wage system for new FT hires that is sure to come, if not in 2013 then most certainly in 2018.
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2012
  12. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I agree too but there is one factor that you forgot. Part-timers just don't vote.
     
  13. eedsegura

    eedsegura New Member

    I agree with the insurance delay. I've witnessed alot of people quitting after they used the insurance. The contract may be "crap " but its better than most jobs. I'd like overtime also but the union reps at my hub just nod their head and walk away.
     
  14. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member


    And if you do vote , VOTE NO !!!
     
  15. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    From what I remember here in southeast Texas the current contract boosted starting pay $1. There was also the part about the longer progression for benefits but the union had to give some in order to "save the pension." I do recall that on Aug 1, 2008 I receive an extra dollar as well as the contractual half yearly raise. I remember the District Manager mailing a letter stating that we should stay because we would be getting raising in Aug 1. Maybe they just buttered my biscuit because i remember asking other part timers and non would confess to the extra boost. I believe it was because I was hired under the 2003-2008 contract and I asked only my coworkers from pre-2003 due to the high turnover....
     
  16. CAFAL

    CAFAL New Member

    It could be 7.25 an hour w no benefits. Full timers will get shafted. Ups has tried to get rid of pt benefits before. Everyone should be grateful for what we have now cause it's gonna get worse
     
  17. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    7.25/hr is below minimum wage in, likely, most states. Having said that I would add I didn't look up the actual data on minimum wages, but it is fairly safe to say that.

    It is baffling to think the union hourlies will be taking a hit in 2013, with the success of the company and overall profitability in the past three to five years. I know UPS wants to break the union, and these PAS/telematics etc type technologies are a strong aggressor move on the chessboard.
     
  18. speeddemon

    speeddemon Guest

    I think you will see the starting wage increase, but lose insurance coverage in some way. When I started in 88, it was 8$ an hour. That definitely needs to be increased.
     
  19. CAFAL

    CAFAL New Member

    7.25 in NY right now. The bargaining power has diminished from the union with the dire state of you the pension funds. Also take into consideration the fact of the on going acquisition of tnt in CASH. Kind of ironic it's happening in a contract year. I predict a higher starting wage for pt and a gouging of their benefits. Ft will get higher contributions to the pension for the union to mismanage and minimal raises to the paycheck
     
  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    If they don't vote then they made their own bed and can sleep in it.