How do you get a raise?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Joelbaker, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. Joelbaker

    Joelbaker Member

    When I first started they gave me a paper about the job and on it was information about pay which stated I get a raise after 3 month propagation ends and then every 6 months after that.

    After passing probation I come to find out that paper was of an old contract so I won't be getting a raise but I started out being paid more than the people from the older contract so that's fine whatever I'll get a raise once I pass a year probation they told me

    Back in January I received a raise only because the minimum wage in my city had risen so my pay increased a dollar which was cool and kept me going to complete my year

    I completed a year a few weeks ago and was eager to get my check with the new wage on it but it was still them same to my surprise and disappointment. I talked to my shop steward about it and he now is telling me I don't get a raise because the minimum wage hike and I'll only get a raise once it goes up again next year.

    Am I being screwed with or what? Will I only be able to make minimum wage forever??? I've talked to some of the guys who've been there for years and they got higher wages as the years passed why would my pay always stay at the minimum how does anyone get a raise at ups???
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Rubbing the inner thigh.
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  3. Joelbaker

    Joelbaker Member

    Tried that, didn't work... How'd you get your raise?
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  4. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    You can sleep knowing that your co workers across the country are making less then you. Your city has increased the minimum wage higher then what ups pays
  5. NXA

    NXA Active Member

    Get your copy of the contract from the same steward who failed to explain it the first time. Look up your progression, Art 22, Art 52 in the supplement. When the contract rate is bigger than the minimum rate, you'll see the contract rate in your paycheck.
  6. NonDeliverOtherMissed

    NonDeliverOtherMissed Active Member

    In my building, when I worked inside got an extra dollar raise if you take the sorters tests....even if u weren't put in the sort isle u can take the test and get the raise.
  7. Whats 9.5?

    Whats 9.5? Active Member

    Knee pads = $1. Elbow pads = $1.50. If you use both sets of pads = $2. Jk, I have no idea.
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  8. NXA

    NXA Active Member

    But if the skilled rate is still less than min wage? It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Glad I'm not there.
  9. Brownslave688

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

    What's your city's min wage?
  10. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    I bet it's $11.52 there.
  11. special brownie

    special brownie New Member

    Why don't you just sit down and read your contract !
  12. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Every July 31st I inform my boss that if I don't get a raise the very next day that I'm going to quit. Amazingly they always comes through and I get a raise. I've been strong-arming them like this for 22 years now.
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  13. Rack em

    Rack em Well-Known Member

    I wish more people actually took the time to read the contract.
  14. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    except when the new contract is not ratified.
  15. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    There's always an * next to my statement
  16. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    If I'm right about that minimum wage, you wouldn't get a raise until your 3 year anniversary (based on the union contract). I'm also assuming your local minimum wage isn't going up before then.
    Unfortunately, there are no 'sorter pay' jobs in the automated hubs.
  17. Joelbaker

    Joelbaker Member

    The minimum wage here is now 11.52 since Jan. 1st and it's set to go up a dollar every year. I'll definitely get a copy of my contract I had it in mind to do it a while ago but forgot. I'm just confused at how people reach the top pay of making 32 an hour or whatever it is and how some guys who've been there for 4 years make 14 now shouldn't we all be getting paid the minimum 11.52? Idk it's confusing with different contracts I'll be sure to ask for mine soon
  18. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    What if they are really big and perhaps smelly?

  19. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

  20. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    Work your ass off, then stand on your wallet. Raise given.