UPS charts $1.16 billion in U.S. pension plan contributions for 2016

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

  2. BrownRoosterBrownBull

    BrownRoosterBrownBull I bleed brown

    I've heard buzz that the western teamsters plan is threatened by the number on non-UPS employees. Any thoughts?

    Any thoughts on the availability of funds for workers with 20+ years left in the company before retirement?
  3. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    My thought would be jack up your 401k.
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  4. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

    Ups employees make up a very small percentage of employees in the plan along with trucking in general... The western conference is very diverse in the kinds of employers that contribute to it and I feel lucky to be part of it...
  5. 35years

    35years Well-Known Member

    Only 8 billion short of fully funded.
    There will be a day of reckoning.
    Just kick the can down the road so shareholders are happy today. Look for 50% reductions in benefits, higher minimum retirement age, and more years of service required for the future.
  6. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    What they need is growth. More employees kicking into the fund.
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  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our center manager has told us that FedEx plans to grow by 1M packages per day this year. Since our economy is not growing that strongly, where do you think the majority of those packages will be coming from?
  8. Insaneasylum

    Insaneasylum Active Member

    People used to say the same thing about central states pension also now look at it
  9. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

    Well when we deliver our good customers(you know... The ones who ship out the majority of pkgs on a route)2 or 3 hours later now because of Orion we deserve to loose them to fedex...tell your punk boss that next time and see what kind of bs scripted corporate speak comes out of their better start thinking real hard about all of this waste and tying our hands so much... It's starting to bite them...such a shame
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  10. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

  11. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    You are right. But before Reagan if you wanted something delivered by a truck it was a Union truck driver that drove that truck. Don't matter if it was milk, potato chips, cars or beer.
  12. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Is there some place you've got this info?
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    My "punk boss" drove for 12 years.
  14. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    So don't hold your bosses youth an inexperience against him.
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  15. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Who's to say they will meet those goals? I am sure UPS has plans to grow volume also
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  16. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

    It has been stated many times during visits at the local by western conference representatives.. There is also a pie chart floating around somewhere that shows the breakdown of all of the industries and ups and trucking in general is a small amount of the overall pie.. If ups left the fund today it would carry on
  17. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

    They can't expect to come at us day after day after day with so much crap, and 90% of it is crap, and not have some animosity against
  18. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    I found that they claimed in 2006 that of the 1600 contributing employers, in 50 different industries. Over 2/3 are small businesses with less than 50 employees, stating that ups, coca cola, Safeway, and waste management being a few of largest contributors.
    But I would have to guess if ups exited the plan, it would cut the plans contributions by a large percentage and put the plan in a state of uncertainty.
  19. Browndriver5

    Browndriver5 Active Member

    I've rad several articles that say UPS excepts to grow between 6-8% this year.
  20. Man Of Brown

    Man Of Brown Active Member

    The last newsletter I saw sai the fund had gone from 96% funded to 97% funded or something like that in 2015. Supposed to be one of the best funds in the country. But as a driver with 20+ years left, I am not planning on having a pension as part of my retirement. If it's there, awesome, but if not I'll be prepared.