Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Shadow999, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. Shadow999

    Shadow999 Member

    I retired Dec. 31 2012. I just received a ballot. Am I eligible to vote?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If you received a ballot there is no way that the independent firm is going to know whether you are eligible or not. Make sure to vote "yes" and send it in.
  3. Nitelite

    Nitelite Member

    Who knows but do us all a favor and vote no and return it.
  4. RocknSteady

    RocknSteady New Member

    VOTE NO!!!!!
  5. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    if you are a retiree, how do you feel about the TA?
  6. ups hero

    ups hero Member

    Why would he want to vote yes and pay a much higher monthly insurance premium for a retiree??
  7. Shadow999

    Shadow999 Member

    I think a lot of employees will have to put off their retirement plans because of the increase in healthcare costs.
    I am 62, halfway to 63. If this passes or not, it will have little effect on me. For future retirees it will have a detrimental effect. I believe that this is just the beginning when it comes to the amount that employees will have to pay after they retire. Also 4 years is way to long for an employee to have to wait to reach full pay.
  8. Get ready to be attacked with:

    "You're retired. You haven't read the contract. You don't know what it contains so why say damaging things about the TA when you haven't read it???????????"

    Then you'll be asked via personal message to vote yes and send it in
  9. Shadow999

    Shadow999 Member

    No problem...Over the years I have read the contract numerous times. I have read the changes a couple of times, and I attended a union meeting a couple of weeks ago where we went over the contract and the supplement.
  10. tejano408

    tejano408 New Member

    they sent you one so vote NO for the future retirees
  11. Evil

    Evil Active Member


    If you don't want your healthcare to rise vote NO, send it in and hope they count it.
  12. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    If this is true then why are our names on the outside of the yellow envelope? The instructions say it's to check for eligibility.
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do you really think they are going to cross each of our names off of their list as they receive and process our ballots?
  14. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Yes I do.

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    More reason to make sure you are putting money away in your 401k and not relying on your pension solely.

    The more money you stocked away, the less "detrimental" an increase in retiree costs will hurt you.

    I'm up to 10% now and can't wait to ratchet it up another 2% when i get that 70 cent raise on August 1st.