What kind of pay cut can I expect at the next contract?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by wilberforce15, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. wilberforce15

    wilberforce15 Member

    The pay cut from this one is already difficult.

    I'm out of pocket $3k on bills that were covered on previous insurance (between medical, dental, and vision for a family of 5), with a few more bills still coming. Out of the $.70 raise, about $.35 of it is eaten up by general inflation, before we even talk about the medical stuff.

    All told, my life is the same as it was a few years ago, but now I'm bringing home less bacon at the end of the day. I know folks here are probably tired of Teamcare complaint threads, but if that counts as tiring, the Teamcare bills have to count as more tiring.

    Maybe I'm an entitled, worthless whiner. But I think it's reasonable to expect that my net compensation at least shouldn't fall while the company makes money hand-over-fist.

    So, will the next pay cut be more of the same screwage, or is the union cooking up something new?
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    It's amusing to me that the OP started this thread and posted the pic but hasn't been back since. I wonder what the purpose was?
  3. scooby0048

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    Patience sweetness...they only posted it 5 minutes ago!
  4. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    LMAO! Oops. Wrong thread!
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  5. sailfish

    sailfish Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't consider it entitled whining. Something being "good" still doesn't justify it being negotiated worse that what it was.
  6. scooby0048

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    LOL, I was gonna ask you if you were pulling an @turdferguson by just randomly responding to threads that were read earlier in the day.
  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I asked Mrs. PT about the new Teamcare compared to our previous coverage (she handles all the paperwork for the family) and she really could not see enough difference to matter.
  8. BrownBrokeDown

    BrownBrokeDown Active Member

    OP saying $3000 difference on bills, I would almost be willing to bet it was emergency room visits. With my family of 5, dr visits (this includes multiple cancer specialists and a shoulder surgeon and multiple PET scans for my wife), prescriptions, and numerous dental visits and procedures on the family, the major difference we have seen all involves the emergency room, and an ultrasound that was used during an injection into my wife's shoulder ($70) and a mechanical arm moving chair after her shoulder surgery (around $150 if i remember right). The emergency room is where Teamcare can hit your pocket. Better make sure your dying or it was caused by an accident (broken arm, concussion, etc.). The other thing it could possibly be is not using US Imaging and Quest. It may be a bit more of a hassle (trust me I know with my wifes stuff) but if you use it you dont pay :censored2:. You dont use it, you do.