Ups Machinists and Teamcare?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by astoneburner, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. astoneburner

    astoneburner Member

    I have been told by our BA here in Ohio that our National Union is looking to put us into Teamcare.According to Teamcare website the minimum age is 52 this is going to delay alot of us retiring if this is true.If this concerns fellow UPS Machinist please let your BA know your concerns in your National Contract Proposals.Our BA has requested proposals from us by may 1st.
     
  2. HubBub

    HubBub Active Member

    A lot of machinists planning on retiring before 52? Are you guys PEER 80? 30 and out? 52 is relatively young to retire.
     
  3. astoneburner

    astoneburner Member

    Yes 30 and out regardless of age .
     
  4. rod

    rod retired and happy

    52 is not too young. In fact its perfect if you can do it. I concluded that everyone who told be I was too young to retire at 53 was just plain jealous.
     
  5. HubBub

    HubBub Active Member

    Agreed. I plan on retiring at 54. Was just curious.
     
  6. No offense but 52 isn't going to last forever. If you think retiring at 52 and collecting 6400 a month will last forever you are going to be sad.
     
  7. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    I will have 30 at 51. Not worth it to me anymore. I'm anxiously awaiting. Not the company I used to enjoy working for. Too many weasels and ass kissers. Makes me sick
     
  8. If you planned accordingly you might want to do this. Sometimes this thinking helps get some through. Then when they get there they realize that they are going to keep going. This kind of thinking gets me through sometimes. It's called hope. I have a feeling when I get there I'll keep going.
     
  9. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Teamcare has nothing to do with your pension.
     
  10. Actually it does. When you collect your pension you are also on Teamcare so and there is a certain age you have to be to collect your pension plus you benefits.
     
  11. Hawfuh Sux

    Hawfuh Sux Old Guard Assassin!

    If you go into to Teamcare you can't receive retiree benefits untill you're 55. If the Machinists end up in Teamcare they are screwed! The Golden 80 only exists in the Western and Local 177 Health & Welfare Fund. The part that sucks is that at least half of our pension increase is used to pay for it. We can thank Andy "the incompetent" Marshall for dropping the ball on this one.
     
  12. astoneburner

    astoneburner Member

    I wish you were right.If you read my post you would see that they are talking about putting us in the teamcare plan even thou we are not teamsters. This is what I am not happy about.
     
  13. astoneburner

    astoneburner Member

    I agree with the screwed part just didnt want to blast someone elses benefits.
     
  14. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    My "hope " is to walk away at my own accord. I just get bored to death lately. Same things day after day. Especially with edd. No more thinking about where stops are. I can find something to do if I need. 30 is enough. I really don't know how some keep going beyond. God bless them.
     
  15. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    My bad. Retiring at the ripe old age of 55 and having relatively inexpensive insurance is a burden.
     
  16. Yea because retiring at the ripe old age of 51 to 52 is the key to a sustainable pension and healthcare for the guys and girl behind them. Everyone should do this so they can bleed it dry.
     
  17. It is for entitled people.
     
  18. astoneburner

    astoneburner Member

    Are there any IAM members that even look at this site besides me?
     
  19. I'm sure you're not the only one.
     
  20. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    $6400?? You better add a couple thousand more to that number slick! And yes it will last longer than you think. We don't have the Teamsters controlling our money! Right now its at a 114% funded. Teamsters cant even tell you when there's was that high. Also the Teamcare that we are offered where I'm at has no minimum retirement age......