can't figure out top wage for air driving

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by chopstic, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. chopstic

    chopstic New Member

    I've almost reached my 2 year progression for air-driving, so I thought I would look up what my wages will be. here is what is says:

    ARTICLE 40:
    1. Effective August 1, 2008, the prior $20.62 twenty-four (24) month (top) rate will change on August
    1st and February 1st of each year of the Agreement to reflect the agreed upon general wage
    increases. , as follows:
    August 1, 2002 $16.25
    August 1, 2003 $17.00
    August 1, 2004 $17.80
    August 1, 2005 $18.60
    August 1, 2006 $19.50
    August 1, 2007 $20.50

    I dont get it! how does that work? How does the 2002-2007 general wage increase reflect what our future raises will be?
  2. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Plus, there was also a COLA increase which raised the top rate to $20.62. That's what I was making right before I went full-time.
  3. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    Assuming this is part time air driving:
    $20.62 + 0.35 (Aug. 1, 08 GWI) + 0.35 (Feb. 1, 09 GWI) = $21.32 currently.
    Will be $21.32 + 0.375 = $21.695 on Aug. 1, 09 (GWI)

    For full time air driving, $23.32 currently, $23.695 on Aug. 1, 09
  4. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    I started air driving in 1987, making $10/hr.
    When I took a combo job in 1999 , my pay had increased to $11.66.
    Here's what happened; the lovely people that make up our contract 'forgot'
    about me and a few others . They assumed that we all had moved on to other jobs and that we would never stay at just being just an airdriver.
    To add insults they had made a start pay for all new air drivers $13.50.
    I worked with many of these new drivers who always made it a point to compare wage rates. :greedy: