Welcome and greetings im new to the website but have always stopped by and veiwed the latest opinions. We need to start coming together for 2013 contract talks and gearing up for victory. No more should the word givebacks be in our collective vocabulary.This is what should be the minimum won against the machine: ~Pension-we should eliminate the monthly accruals for retirement. ~Proposed: remedy a mainstreamed F/T and P/T % benefit. Lets say around the ball park of: ~Average will be of gross pay from last three years to determine % payout *5 and out-15% *10 and out-30% *20 and out-55% ~an increase of 1% every year after 20 yrs to a max of 35 yrs ~New hire increase base starting pay to $12.00 an hr, also increase difference to all seniority employees *increases of *$1.00 after 90 days *$0.75 1st yr *$0.75 2nd yr *$0.80 3rd yr *$0.95 4th yr ~The complete freeze of part-time hiring, when employees leave under any circumstance there job will be combined with the next senior employee in that center with desire for full-time work. *When all are satisfied then the use of part-time may continue with a check and balance of above coming every 3 and 1/3 years *Further stipulation is that if a dire need for part-time labor presents it self employees will be hired on temporary basis until all full-time is filled. Then all hired will be permanent. ~Supervisors working will be a one week guarantee= your base pay x's 17.5 hrs or 40 hrs. ~Preload will be turned to a full-time job so preloaders can 100% sort truck for driver. 11:00 pm to 8:30 am. ~Minimum 5% match in 401k ~Option to defer wage increases so health benefits can be 100% covered after retirement. ~Seniority will supercede= all the old-timers will always do lessor job by their choice. There will be no more penaltys for refusing to do unjust work meaning while completing juniors work while junior does yours. ~All full-time data will be divulged to local for pupose od governing the filling of these jobs in a timely manner, and all time that a part-time employee could have been doing full-time work will result in back pay. This may sound like a bit much but it is not we are to afraid to ask for more and now is the time come together before more is lost Please i urge all to print this and post/hand out to everyone you know so we can all bring this to the table when next negotiations begin. Brothers and sisters this is the least we should settle for next time and hoffa is not even going to come close to these demands so remember this next election. Signing out, this is the answer just believe and we can make it happen we are 420,000 strong!