Upsers Get 35 cents

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Brother Joe, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Brother Joe

    Brother Joe Guest

    page 6 - Convoy Dispatch August 2008

    Ups Teamsters got a 35 cent raise on August 1, the smallest raise in many years. Another 35 cent raise will follow in six months, for a total of 70 cents over the next year.

    Last August 1, UPS Teamsters received a $1 raise. How much did gas and food cost then, compared to now?

    The contract also didn't provide for a cost of living improvement this year, a serious problem when inflation has run at 4.5 percent. For a full-time Teamster, a 35 cent raise is just 1.25 percent, meaning a big loss in real wages.

    One group of Teamsters involved with our UPS contract did get taken care of. They are the top union negotiators. James Hoffa received a $12,500 cost of living adjustment on July 1.

    hall cost of living adjustment on July 1 was &5,786. That's a much less bitter pill to swallow than 35 cents.
  2. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    Would the february raise be considered the biggest februrary raise in many years?

    When I see these types of posts the questions I ask are

    Did the teamsters ask their members wanted they wanted before the contract talks.

    Did the member say they wanted more money put towards their pensions?

    Were you involved in those processes before.

    You should register before answering. Two anonymous posts here would qualify you as a site scab.
  3. chopstic

    chopstic New Member

    We just got our paychecks yesterday... and everyone is showing an $.85 raise, except those that dont have seniority yet. I'm guessing we all got the $.35 plus the extra $.50 bump they were talking about.
  4. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    In my hub we seem to have no consistency on who gets the .85 raise and who gets the .35 raise. One employee with just under a year got .85 while another with 19 years only received .35, and yet another employee with 27 years got the .85 raise. All of them are part-time. I received the .35 raise. How is this being calculated, and why are different people getting different raises?
  5. deathracer

    deathracer New Member

    well im not sure they counted right, im gonna talk to my union rep on monday cause they took away my $1 raise i had gotten for being in sort supposedly its not even a skilled position cause of the label system. but on the whole raise thing me and 1 of coworkers got $1.05 raise not sure about the others but im gonna ask them to see whats going.
  6. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I'm not complaining about $.35 more. Especially considering we get that again in six months and then that rate will basically increase each sex months for the remainder of the contract. I've had many jobs and don't recall ever getting raises like we do at UPS. We have it made compared to many companies. I make more money than most of my friends that have college degrees (none of my friends are doctors :)) and I didn't even finish my degree so I won't be complaining about our pay and benefits any time soon. Has anyone else looked at how much drivers will be making an hour at the end of the new contract? Trust me.....we are getting paid pretty good at UPS. But then again...I feel sorry for some of you that live in areas with a much higher cost of living where your weekly pay isn't worth as much. I'm glad I'm down in the south where anyone making over $18/hr is "doing pretty good."
  7. barrycold

    barrycold New Member

    You are right. Does the top wage go up ever year?
  8. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Brother joe you need to pull your head out of the sand. A cost of living raise never is calculated in the first year of a contract. The first raise should reflect inflation.

    Do split raise suck? Yes they do especially over 5 years. But look at it in a bigger picture at the end of this contract you will be making $4 more per hour for the rest of your career.
  9. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    Don't like our wages and raises ? Quit this job. Go to college and earn the 30,000$ per year that the average graduate makes straight out of school.

    It's silly to complain about a 80,000$ per year career that requires nothing more than a high school education and a little hard work.
  10. paidslave

    paidslave New Member

    Very true!
  11. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    We get sex in the new contract?
  12. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    YOU get sex months !!!!
  13. Brother Joe

    Brother Joe Guest

    The raises don't keep up with inflation. Vote no!
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    When I was married I was on the annual plan.
  15. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    How silly of me. How could I have submitted that posting without noticing that error. As if any of us drivers have time for sex. LOL!
  16. Forty6and2

    Forty6and2 I'm Broken

  17. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    Now we know what is really on your mind. It's not like the I and E are anywhere near each other on the keyboard.:happy-very:
  18. LostBoy

    LostBoy New Member

    I received a $0.62 raise and thought that was an odd number. A coworker with three less years of seniority received a $1.05 raise.

    Am I going to get an $0.08 raise in February now or what?
  19. Of course you do, you are getting screwed everyday
  20. Mike Hawk

    Mike Hawk New Member

    I got $1.05 as well, and I'll get another $.50 in November(seniority) and another $.35 in February. $1.90 raises in six months, I can't complain.