That cleared up everything! Thanks, though.
The contract language quoted above will be a bit less confusing if you ignore the references to "2002" and "2003." Those dates are from the previous contract and should appear with the strike-out character running through them, but BrownCafe's version of the contract dropped much of the formatting.
Bottom line: The "yes" voters voted to accept a new contract over seven months early (Dec. 19, 2007 rather than Aug. 1, 2008), and to forgo any COLA for the first 19 months. Apparently accepting much smaller raises, and delaying half of them six months, wasn't enough.
To make matters worse, this time we would actually have qualified for a COLA raise because the hard-to-trigger COLA formula would have actually been triggered.
Jon Frum TDU,
What percentage of your local (even if... you are a teamster and work for ups) voted to accept the contract....????
About average.... 25 to 28%....????
Why wasn't it triggered for freight...??? Might want to ask Ken.
What you're saying is UPS members are stupid. But TDU is smarter.
Probably why you are not a registered user of this site.... No Guts !! Just like TDU !!
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