UPS Reaffirms Support for Guard and Reserve Employees

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    CEO to sign Statement of Support, reports 35 percent increase in veteran hires

    Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense operational committee, announced that Scott Davis, UPS Chairman and CEO, will sign a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve on February 12, 2013. Davis will sign the pledge in a ceremony at 10:00 a.m. in the UPS Corporate Offices in Atlanta, Ga. and will be joined by ESGR National Chair James Rebholz, Lt. Gen. James Jackson, commander of the Air Force Reserve Command, and Maj. Gen. Jim Butterworth, The Adjutant General of Georgia.

    In 1996, the year the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award was created, UPS's Central Florida District was one of five employers to receive the award. In 2002, the entire UPS enterprise was honored with the Freedom Award, the nation's highest recognition for employers supporting National Guard and Reserve members. UPS reports that veterans, Guardsmen and Reservists make up 7.5 percent of its global workforce and the company showed a 35 percent increase in veteran hires over the previous year.

    The Statement of Support confirms UPS's pledge to:

    Fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA).
    Ensure managers and supervisors have the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
    Appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to the workforce and encourage opportunities to hire Guardsmen, Reservists and Veterans.
    Continually recognize and support our country's service members and their families in peace, in crises and in war.

    "Supportive employers like UPS are critical to maintaining the readiness and strength of the nation's Guard and Reserve units and allow Guardsmen and Reservists the opportunity to serve our country more effectively and with greater peace of mind," said James Rebholz, ESGR National Chair. "By signing this Statement of Support, UPS sends a clear message they stand committed to their military employees and recognize the integrity, global perspective and proven leadership they bring to the workplace.

    "UPS is committed to the mission of serving those who serve us all," said Scott Davis, UPS Chairman and CEO. "At UPS, we rely on former and current members of the National Guard and Reserves to bring valuable skills and experience to our company and the communities we serve - skills and experience that enable UPS to help keep the wheels of commerce in motion for our nation and the rest of the world."
     
  2. InsideUPS

    InsideUPS Active Member

    "UPS is committed to the mission of serving those who serve us all," said Scott Davis, UPS Chairman and CEO. "At UPS, we rely on former and current members of the National Guard and Reserves to bring valuable skills and experience to our company and the communities we serve - skills and experience that enable UPS to help keep the wheels of commerce in motion for our nation and the rest of the world."

    (rumored original material cut from the speech? ; )

    "We appreciate the fact that the National Guard and Reserves are willing to work here at UPS for a pay rate of $8.50 / hour with NO family benefits until you have served 1 and 1/2 years in hot / cold / dusty trailers, lifting packages up to 150 pounds at rates of over 750 - 1000 packages per hour. In appreciation of your service to our country, we ask only that you pay us $90 per week of your $148 weekly paycheck in return for health care benefits after 18 months of service. You will be happy to know that we have generously included behavioral health benefits that may be helpful in dealing with your PTSD. We here at UPS are proud to know that the $4,500 approximate yearly net income you will have received for your hard, difficult, and diligent work will provide you and your family a living that is truly envied in the countries of Iraq and Afghanistan. Welcome to UPS."
     
  3. TxRoadDawg

    TxRoadDawg Member

    bout time part timers starting chipping in on their health care costs also :funny: sides the job is called PART time for a reason. only a moron would try to live off ups pay before driving
     
  4. InsideUPS

    InsideUPS Active Member

    From TxRoadDawg in UPS Partners Forum "Simple question since we are all salary. Would you rather finish your stuff and go versus being stuck for 5.5 hours a day doing whatever. After years of 2% raises only incentive I have to work faster is to leave sooner. Doesn't make any sense personally to bust everything out then get fed a line of 'well your done early, go help sluggo do their job' until your 5.5 is over. This ESPECIALLY after getting the weekly "NO UNAPPROVED EXTRA TIME" mantra."

    Read more: http://www.browncafe.com/forum/f70/part-timers-5-5-hrs-vs-get-your-job-done-348616/#ixzz2KtT6snO8

    "only a moron would try to live off ups pay before driving?" - Considering by all appearances you are a PT supervisor, are you trying to live of UPS pay? if so...guess what that makes you?????
     
  5. San Diego Brown

    San Diego Brown New Member

    EVERY employee @ Big Brown needs to fight for EVERY employee. You will see in years to come that by not supporting part timers & new hires that little by little everyone's benefits will suffer. By NOT protecting EVERY union UPSer, you will be hurting yourself when you retire, and possibly sooner. We are all one in our union, receiving the same protections. Why should anything be different when it comes to UPS paying for our insurance? Before you go looking out for YOURSELVES remember where you started in the company. Those that came before you fought for your rights as a part timer to receive a great benefit package. Why would any of us let BIG BROWN take it away FROM ANY OF US? It is a starting point to an end of it all if you do not support and teach the least of us. Why would they want to protect you when you retire? UPS paid the lighting bill, the gas bill, the CEO, the managers, the part time manager, the supervisors, oms, sorter, driver, feeder,shifter, responder... and STILL made a $$MULTI-BILLION$$ profit. Oh wait... first they paid ALL UNION EMPLOYEE'S INSURANCE & THEN the made a profit of the same -not a penny less- $$MULTI-BILLION$$ profit.
    I'm not saying I -or anyone- deserves the benefits I have. I AM saying they should have to pry what we do have FROM OUR COLD DEAD HANDS!!!
    So no more talk about what this timer or that time should finally whaterver.
    Thank you