Part-time top pay progression

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by blakerben, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. blakerben

    blakerben Member

    It would be nice if one day the union would negotiate for part-time top pay progression. Full-timers get top pay after their 4 year progression. As it is now, it takes a part-timer 20+ years to hit that mark. Maybe spend more negotiating energy on that instead of raising the start pay $3. I know there are a lot more part timers than full timers and money is an issue, but 20 years is ridiculous. Been sorting for 10 years and making just under half of driving top pay.
     
  2. Pizza

    Pizza BrownCafer of the Month

    Just can not happen that way. We need low part time wage to pay drivers what we do. Just moving to 13-15.50 has already necessitated that 1/4 of drivers being paid $6 less.
     
  3. Time for change

    Time for change Active Member

    Actually part timers no longer hit top pay no matter how long they have been with the company. They narrowed the gap a touch for part timers with 3 or less years, but did nothing for the rest of us. The good news is, they have awakened the part time vote. Not sure if it will be enough in the face of an unprecedented push for a yes vote by the partners UPS and IBT.
     
  4. blakerben

    blakerben Member

    Isn’t there a max that a part-timer can make? I believe it is $27/hr here in the southern region. Are you saying there is no top pay? I don’t understand? And I hope you are right about it awakening the part time voters because we work hard like drivers and should be paid accordingly. I tried driving in the past and understand the importantance of delivering, but us pt package handlers play an important part as well.
     
  5. Time for change

    Time for change Active Member

    There is no “top rate”, there are part timers making mid 30’s an hour.
     
  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    $35.65/hr sort pay for PT is tops in my building. $34.60/hr unskilled. Red circled.
     
  7. Mst3k

    Mst3k Active Member

    OG part timers in my hub make feeder rate. But Most have gone into 22.3 jobs or retired.
     
  8. blakerben

    blakerben Member

    Well that’s cool that there’s no top pay ceiling, but I do feel like there should be a shorter time to reach those higher amounts.
     
  9. Mst3k

    Mst3k Active Member

    Then vote no until they address it
     
  10. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Took me over 40 years. Actually I was making $.50/hr less then top rate delivery driver after 90 days. 40 years ago.