I have heard that the age will increase to 57 for retirement and that because of that, anyone who would be effected would be given an early out option---I don't know if that means anyone over 50 would be eligible or if there are some other qualifiers, like >20 years or what the "strings' would be.
If this means that UPS would benefit from a financial tax basis I could see this as being a reality---but I have not heard any rumors to this effect for awhile.
The 95 offer was a learning experience for UPS and I think that we lost some very key people---I wouldn't be surprised to see UPS put some stringent guidelines on the next offer---like no one from BD or IS or????
I wouldn't be surprised to see the 57 age come in for the newer management folks. Keep in mind the young folks have one thing we didn't have our entire careers. The 401 K. In todays world a new sup with the 401 K and his MIP can still do very well by the time he/she retires.