Amazon raises its minimum wage to $15 an hour

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by browned out, Oct 2, 2018.

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  1. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I agree which is why I think they should be offered to forgo them for higher pay.
     
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  2. PeakMode

    PeakMode Arrive Peak Leave

    $15 dollars may be worth it to some. But I heard the employee/Sup situation is no better than UPS. At least you have union protection at UPS.
     
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  3. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 Fight the power.

    Union would never go 4 that.
     
  4. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Why not just take the $2 full time raises and give it to the part timers and they could keep their pension as well?
     
  5. vote yes!!!!

    vote yes!!!! Member

    Why not pay the PT $15.00 and not give them a pension at all?
     
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  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    PT receives no pension credit until they have worked here for 5 years. Most have found a better paying job long before 5 years.
     
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  7. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Because it's a union benefit already bargained for in previous contracts.
     
  8. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    we should go back to that.
     
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  9. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    amazon is too big. it need to be broken up by anti trust.
     
  10. vote yes!!!!

    vote yes!!!! Member

    Better paying PT job or got a full time job?
     
  11. Hroller

    Hroller Member

    Part timers in my center making $12.90 an hour for 3.5 hours a day....are about to exit in masses if THIS contract passes.
    I wonder where they will end up working?
     
  12. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Or maybe both. A better paying PT job and FT job. Make america great again.
     
  13. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Yeah cause they are looking out for them.
     
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  14. Hroller

    Hroller Member

    But you're forgetting. At UPS you only have to bust your ass for 3.5 hours.
    At Amazon you have to figure out how to occupy an 8 hour day!
     
  15. browned out

    browned out Well-Known Member

    The Amazon $15 an hour worker works about the same 4 hour shift as the UPS part timer.
     
  16. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    In an air conditioned and heated warehouse.
     
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  17. Days

    Days Active Member

    Ya I understand the frustration. at some hubs you need to work 5+ years before moving up from a package handler. And then you have to work 3-4 years before you get top rate as a driver.

    Even air jobs at my hub require 5+ years. 22.3 positions are like 10 years+.
     
  18. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    If this contract passes or not, it will not matter to PT. There will not be any improvements. 36 years have shown that.
     
  19. JustDeliverIt

    JustDeliverIt Active Member

    I wish it was only 5 years in our building!!
     
  20. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    It will be. They've got way too many irons in the fire.