Rumor in our building is that UPS is going to cap all newly hired drivers under the 2013 contract at around $25/hour max. All of us current drivers would be grandfathered-in and get to keep our current hourly rates. Has anyone else heard this? If it's true, then it really explains what's going on right now. If UPS keeps increasing the workloads and extending our hours then the current workforce is going to start crumbling. I've already seen it happening. In the past year, in our center alone, I've seen 3 drivers quit to start new careers and one driver leave for early retirement. 2 others had planned to keep working after their 30 years were up, but after last summer, decided they couldn't take it any longer. Over the past 2 years or so, our center has lost 16 full time drivers to retirement, career changes, termination, transfers to other centers in our building, and carwash jobs. We also have 4 people on long term disability. 20 drivers short, and UPS hasn't hired a single replacement! I am thinking they are trying to hold out until the new contract so they can hire drivers with capped wages.