Teamsters/UPS 2018 Contract

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brownwings, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. brownwings

    brownwings New Member

    I was hired off the street last November to be a package car driver. I got pretty lucky with how it all went down. I'm obviously the low man and make 18.75 an HR and don't always get to work. I was told about the 4 year progression to top wage. My only worry is if the new contract in 2018 comes out and makes the progression longer or wage lower. Do I have to wait or am I grandfathered into the progression I was hired at???? Thanks for any feedback
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Normally, you are grandfathered but if Hogfa wins the IBT again ... your guess is as good as anybody's.
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  3. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    You get grandfathered in. So November 2018 you should be top rate
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Are you sure?

    Hired 11/15, 11/16 (1st year), 11/17 (2nd year), 11/18 (3rd year), 11/19 (4th year---top rate).
  5. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    Oh maybe you're right. That means I'm screwed too :(

    I went FT in June 2015
  6. brownwings

    brownwings New Member

    From what I was told I get 3 raises. 11/16 to 19.50. 11/17 to around 25. 11/18 to top pay
  7. brownwings

    brownwings New Member

    I could be wrong as well, can't trust a whole lot sups say!!!
  8. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    you're asking sups? how about asking a union steward.
  9. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    Once in progression contractual changes have never increased the time of those already in progression.
  10. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    Start $18.75
    Seniority $18.75
    Twelve (12) months $19.50
    Twenty-four (24) months $21.00
    Thirty-six (36) months $25.00
    Forty-eight (48) months Top Rate
  11. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Your progression is based on the contract in force when you made seniority, unless otherwise stipulated in a future contract, however in the past everyone has always been grandfathered, even if it is to the driver's detriment. I was hired under one contract then a new one was ratified resulting in new drivers off the street making more money than me for a while until the progression caught up and I passed them.
  12. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    You were hired of the street, and you're worried about progression?
  13. 40 year progression?
  14. MrBrown

    MrBrown Member

    Mmm just hit 21. I work with some guys who say progression used 2 b 6 months. 4 years is a little long. We're not learning a traditional trade. You can either deliver packages or you can't
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  15. That's the way it is. Blame the yes voters.
  16. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    The plan is...... to burn drivers out after 10 years, and they only have to pay full wage for the last 6 years.

    Repeat the process.
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  17. Somepeoplecallmethestig

    Somepeoplecallmethestig Are you not amused?

    Also its not like they expect the new guys to do less then the regular drivers, in fact they expect them to do more.
  18. brownwings

    brownwings New Member

    Thanks for the feedback everybody
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2016
  19. brownwings

    brownwings New Member

    I worry about progression because I don't have a lot of seniority. A normal week for me is 3 days of driving. 3 days of 18.75hr too 3 days of top pay is a big difference. I have to make a plan for my family's future. Just didn't want to get screwed by a new contract. Sounds like I wont.
  20. Sure. Take advantage of the cheaper labor.
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