Just got an email with an update. Not sure if its a regional thing or common knowledge yet, I know there were rumors. Contract update! As anticipated by the Teamsters, UPS has a contract proposal on the table in which it is proposed that we pay a weekly copay for H&W benefits. $30 for individual coverage, $60 for member plus one and $90 for family coverage. This would also increase by 10% per year for the life of the contract. The Teamsters will not accept ANY copay for our benefit Let your Supervisor know that neither will you. Tell them you stand behind your union. Profits in the billions is proof positive that they can afford to continue to provide benefits. Here are some of the details For full-timers, that’s like losing $2.25 an hour in the first year. For part-timers guaranteed 17.5 hours a week, that’s $5.14 an hour in the first year. By the end of the contract, you would be paying nearly $7,000 more a year, or over $130 a week.That’s $3.32 an hour for a full-time worker in the final year of the contract. For part-timers, the cost is $7.53 an hour. Over the life of the agreement, it will cost you nearly $30,000. We are planning a response to let UPS know how we feel. Stand up with your union in opposition of this contract proposal and let UPS know we will not accept cuts in pay and benefits while they take raises and post massive profits. UPS made $4.38 billion in net profits last year. That surpasses their record year of 2007. Wear Teamster gear or black to work and put your uniform on just before start time. Other non-disruptive displays of our solidarity on this issue will be scheduled in the near future. See your stewards for all of the details.