Talked to a UPS Freight Guy the Other Day...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Brown to Brown, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Brown to Brown

    Brown to Brown New Member

    Talked to a UPS Freight Guy the other day. He had know idea of our free pension and insurance contributions to the tune of over $600 a week and thought that I was just joking. He also didn't believe me that I personally know a feeder driver who made over $125,000 last year. He then stated that it was unfair and then I told him that it took the Teamsters since early 1900 to get us to this point! I wished him luck and he wanted to know if he could transfer to our side of UPS.
  2. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Tell him that, yes, it is unfair. Tell him to go to "our side of UPS" immediately and demand they contribute $600 a week in bennies and that he HAS to make over $125,000 a year.

    Give me a break! UNFAIR? How long did it take Overnite to become union? How much resistance was there all these years. Even now, the last terminals did not sign until last year because of: indifference, apathy, bad blood or myriad of excuses. He/she just STARTS paying union dues and wants the moon NOW?

    Good luck!
  3. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    ^^But aren't they entitled??? :rolleyes:
  4. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

  5. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Tell the freight guy he can work part time at night for 8 years then get into pkg do a different route every day...get laid off for days on end until you finally get your own route which they end up cutting out. Finally you hit feeders and start the whole process over....after all this stress sweat blood and tears most of those freight guys would be more than happy with 20 plus bucks an hour and being able to take naps in their tractor as the customer unloads their freight...seen it happen
  6. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I was kidding, hence the rolling eyes smiley
  7. TheDick

    TheDick Member

    I watched the documentary HBO i think did on Overnites strike in the 90's. It's been a long time since, i guess we forget quickly. Anyways the "old man" (owner) finally said he'd rather close the doors than keep runnning the comp union. Sad documentary
  8. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    125,000 a year?????????? HOW??
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It's called overtime, something you runners/gunners wouldn't know about.

    Just messing with you--I also think the $125K is BS.
  10. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

  11. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    We have a driver in our center who is in the 125,000 club. Twelve to sixteen hour plan days works three vacations a year. I think its an illness or just plain greed.
  12. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

  13. 959Nanook

    959Nanook Member

    I am confused... you "think" it is greed? Do you ever have a driver laid off in the center while he is working 59 hours/week? Is your Local's pension doing fine... how many hours a year does he work at the end of the year that no pension contributions are made while a less senior driver was laid off throughout the year with no pension contributions being made either?
  14. Brown to Brown

    Brown to Brown New Member

    Sleeper Team Driver. He and the other driver are making the big bucks. There was one other run that made closer to $130,000. If you are in an area that has them, walk up to a Sleeper Team Driver and say, "so, what is the highest annual total wage you heard of in Sleepers?" It is like the running inside joke. They are really proud about how much they make. Guess I would be too! Too much driving for me though.
  15. Brown to Brown

    Brown to Brown New Member

    407, are you saying a Package driver? Really?
  16. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Yes it's happened three year in a row.
  17. Brown to Brown

    Brown to Brown New Member

    UPstateNYUPSer, it's no BS. Seriously, the Sleeper Team guys make a fortune on miles and delay time. I'm not jealous, I just didn't believe it either. I also know of a guy who made close to $15,000 on supervisors working grievances too! I ain't making this stuff up!!!
  18. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    No it's called get a life.
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Sorry, I can't help him with that.
  20. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    He must not have the internet.