My hire date at UPS is 8/1/11. July of 2013 I was making $10/hr. Shortly after 8/1/2013, the *start* date of the new union contract my pay was increased to $10.50/hr. Now that the contract has officially been passed and put into effect my last paycheck showed an increase of pay to $11/hr which is only a fifty cent pay increase when according to the contract it is supposed to be a seventy cent increase. Originally I had thought that the fifty cents I got back in August was part of the contract with the increase in new hire starting wages (Seniority plus 1 year) however my union steward says that any pay increase I had received after 8/1/2013 has nothing to do with the new contract. So I guess my questions are these: 1. Am I still going to be receiving the seventy cent pay increase? 2. Is the increase in pay for employees still in progression ALSO going to be back paid to 8/1/2013?