Seems like it's an ok contract proposal for new hires and top pay drivers, the senior part-timers in the middle are the ones neglected the most (kind of like the middle class). Current part-timers especially ones with 4+ years seniority are getting their seniority washed away or severely diminished. I’ve been here 11 years and had to scrape and claw my way from $8.50 to $18+ just to see new hires in Arizona go from $10.50 to $14.00 an hour overnight a few months ago! Did we get a $3.50 wage increase to keep us appropriately paid over new hire wages? NO! MANY co-workers with 3,4,5 years seniority are coming to me upset that new hires are walking in the door making the same as them. The glaring thing missing for us is a “catch-up” raise that the union negotiators were supposedly fighting for and didn’t get. My fellow union steward and I thought of a fair solution that addresses this. Along with the GWI which are very similar to the current contract (which has a starting wage of $10) we feel the union negotiators should ask for $0.05 per year for each year of seniority a current part-timer has with a cap of $0.50 per year of the contract. This would put everyone over 1 year experience modestly ahead of each other by wage seniority. With this model someone currently with 1 year seniority would be $0.25 ahead of a 2018 hire in the last year of the contract, 2 year employee $0.50 and so on ending with 10 year+ seniority employees going up the max level of $2.50 during the life of the 5 year contract. Since this was never an issue for 10+ year seniority employees EVERYONE over 1 year seniority will make slightly more than their less senior co-worker. This is a fair deal! It’s better for UPS than putting up every P.T. Arizona worker $3.50 an hour. Regardless of the current starting wage where you are, someone with 1 year more seniority than you should be making at least $0.25 more per hour at the end of the contract in our opinion. Who else thinks this is a great idea? If so PLEASE pass this idea on to your union leadership!