So what is convincing you to consider leaving?
Seemingly better contribution to my finances overall - it's obviously not 100% conclusive at this point which is why I'm asking about all the details of working with UPS. I definitely need to get a better idea as to how seniority/bids/available work will play out with FedEx Freight linehaul vs UPS feeder.
what the "top rate" is for feeder drivers right now would definitely help as it is not spelled out in the contract as far as I can tell (definitely wonky in my opinion though I assume there is reason for this).
I know of linehaul/road drivers in FedEx Freight making 100-120k in 60 hour weeks though I need to feel this out better. With 60 hour weeks, at $37/hr (HR said $37.50/hr give or take $0.50) a feeder driver would gross $134,680 (assuming they worked every week). I have heard of linehaul drivers in FedEx Freight making this amount but I think that involved working closer to the 70 hour limit most weeks.
Medical, dental and vision with FedEx Freight is costing me (for a spouse and two children) $30/week = ~$130/month. With UPS, it would be free and, as far as I have heard, the co-pays and deductibles are better (though I would like more information/experience on this if anyone has any).
UPS union dues in Denver are, per HR, $65.50/month. I would save $64.50/month with UPS after figuring the difference in insurance costs and union dues.
Though, FedEx Freight does offer up to 4.5% of 401k match at 6% employee contributions, and if someone was pulling in $100k/year, I would miss out on $4,500/year with UPS. However, from what I've heard, UPS has a superior retirement plan which, I would assume, will AT LEAST make up for that 4.5% loss in employer match.
I don't see anything about it in the contract but the UPS HR supervisor said something about $20k/year in tuition assistance - which I am interested in. FedEx Freight offers $5k/year for full-timers I believe.
UPS also seems to offer more sick and vacation days - it seems that this depends on the locality. I have been reading about personal leave that accumulates with UPS as well. What is this? FedEx Freight only offers sick and vacation days - though they do offer 2 weeks paid paternity leave (a great plus).
In summary: It seems better short-term and long-term overall pay/hr, likely to make more per year, better medical, dental and health insurance, and likely better retirement though I'm not 100% conclusive on this overall comparison.
Can someone tell me what the "top rate" of pay is for UPS feeder and package car?
Thank you again!
Uploaded/attached is the 8-1-2018 - 7-31-2023 UPS national master contract.