So, when I started, pay was almost double min wage. This was a time that there were almost no new hires and the quality of the workers seemed to be a lot better. We had a 5-7 year wait to be a driver, and only a few seasonal people were kept, since no spots ever opened up. A few other factors were insurance in 90 days and so on, BUT. With Fed min wage staying low --- $7 ish double min wage would be $14-$15 Many places are hiring at or around that wage now. Target just announced $11 to start $15 by 2020. $1.25 ish a year raise... Sure these companies are hiring only Part time so they do not have to pay insurance, but almost the same here. New hires have to wait a year to get insurance and 18 months for family... Up side of high turnover is, someone can go driving now in about 6 months to a year also. I also feel we are going to get shafted on insurance, and everyone will fall for the ---- Well insurance keeps going up, we should have to pay some.... With all this in mind, I don't think offering a starting wage of $14 - $15 an hour and possibly giving something back in return, is a "win" for the union, as this will prob be Min wage federally by the end of the contract anyway. What do you all think?