My Dad tells me that he made more money an hour than I do now - 25 years ago! I am a PT worker, and I have no idea what is the situation for FT workers, but I hear that only workers, that have been with UPS, since 2002, will get the (whopping dollar an hour) raise? I have only been with the company for a year, but I work just as hard everyday, and I intend to quit working for the company if this is true. I am already severely underpaid, and not getting a raise is a slap in the face to me. Getting a straight answer from my union steward, seems to be difficult, as he does not seem to be particularly well informed (or else he is rather taciturn)... Basically... if I (an employee with only a year+ of 'seniority') am waiting for the "new contract" to save me, with better wages - am I screwed, and should just quit now? I am REALLY thinking of leaving... your thoughts, and opinions please! PS, all of my bosses (from the PT sups, to the center managers) praise me non-stop and say I am one of the best workers ever, but, a pat on the back, and a "great job buddy", is just dandy.... but I can't pay my bills with that!