For years, Driver's Helpers in New England only got a pitiful $9.50 per hour. Now that the New Contract is fully ratified, current UPS part-time employees who also were Driver's Helpers should have received $11.00 per hour as of the moment the New Contract was ratified. I assume the day of ratification was Wednesday, December 19, 2007, but I don't know for sure. The $11.00 rate only applies to current part-time employees, not those hired off the street. I'd like to know if UPS is honoring the new Contract by actually paying the higher rate. Anyone know if anyone in New England actually got the higher rate for those last few days of Peak? If the Helper rate was increased in any other Supplements, did those Helpers actually receive the higher rate? Inquiring minds want to know. - - - - - New England Supplement: Article 67 – Wages and Allowances Section 5 – Helpers New Language: "Current part-time employees used to supplement helper needs will be paid $11.00 per hour for hours worked."