Part- time pay sucks, keep up with the pay teamster/UPS

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by flipstyle9, Aug 29, 2012.


does the pay suck for the work load you do?

  1. Yes

    9 vote(s)
  2. NO

    8 vote(s)
  1. flipstyle9

    flipstyle9 New Member

    I just started working for UPS as a preloader part-time and man does the pay really suck. It takes me only 10 minutes to get to work but I have to cross the bridge and just the toll charge is $5.00. and I am only getting $9.50/hr. This is so sad. more than half amn hour goes to crossing the bridge. It seems like UPS starts out people part time because the Local Teamster Union does not care much for them. What I really ask for in their new contract is pay their part timers way more or lessen the work load. I have to load 3 trucks and it is only my second week. It really seems like I am not being fairly compensated for what I do. I read in 1997 they ware getting $8.50 an hour when gas was way underr $2.00/gallon and now 15 years later it is only $1 more and gas is more than $4/gallon. we need to do the math and see what is wrong here.
  2. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    No vote, no changes.
  3. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Posting in two different forums is lame and makes your point even more irrelevant.
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Posting in a large font makes your duplicate posts that much more lame.
  5. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Why are you yelling? Chillax.
  6. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    I can answer Brother Flip with a song..........
  7. flipstyle9

    flipstyle9 New Member


    You all are dumb it is like a sweat shop you gotta sign waivers that actually violate the labor laws
  8. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    The Geo clause: Don't sign anything.
    It's in your contract.
  9. lifeupser3

    lifeupser3 New Member

    What are you signing that violates the labor law? I have never seen it. For a two week employee you are really disgruntled. Just quit and make yourself happy.
  10. Justaname

    Justaname Member

    I agree the pays not the greatest, but loading 3 cars isn't to bad, we do 5 at my center. Get a second job to make up the pay. Ups is no walk in the park. If it's not for you then get out before your back starts feeling it. If you decide to stay it only gets harder.
  11. Random_Facts

    Random_Facts Member

    I'd say the pay is on the lower side, at least for the guys that are brand new. $8.50 an hour, pulling 3-4 trucks. Pulling 1100 boxes is a bit outrageous to say at the least. Especially when you find out the guy across the belt from you is only doing 3 trucks, and a 600 box flow level, making 22 dollars an hour.

    Just do your best, it's not for everyone.
  12. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    first, pay is not the best, they all know that but don't you have benefits, where can you get a part time job with benefits. 2nd if you had no union you would have no bebefits and maybe 7.50 an hour. If you don't like it leave, but you won't leave because you need benefits. they know that......... I say put your time in and become a package car driver like many of us..
  13. brown_trousers

    brown_trousers Active Member

    There is not going to be a lot sympathy for making low wages as a brand new hire. Those of us who are active in the union would rather sacrifice the instant gratification of a nice starting wage, to instead see better wage increases in the long term. If your looking for short-term temporary employment you should have went to fedex instead.
  14. anonymous4

    anonymous4 Active Member

    Agree completely. I whined about the fresh PT wages too when I started, but quickly realized the reason to stay was to go full time. The issue? That is near impossible right now. That needs to be fixed if there is no "instant gratification".
  15. Brown to Brown

    Brown to Brown New Member

    I'm encouraging more part timers to get active. This contract is so important for them.