Washington Wage

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by drpibb81, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. drpibb81

    drpibb81 New Member

    Since Washington minimum wage is $15/hr, does UPS start at that wage or is it lower/higher because of the collective bargaining agreement?
  2. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    The Washington state minimum wage is $9.32. The $15 you're referring to is a city wage floor specific to Seattle and
    A) It hasn't gone into effect
    B ) The city is being sued to nullify it
    C) If it doesn't get overturned in court UPS would have 4 years to phase it in. There is no $15 minimum wage right now anywhere in the country.
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  3. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    You'll be working for sub $10. But on the plus side, you get paid by the hour

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    UPS will probably move the center outside Seattle if it can't be circumvented. No way would they pay $15 plus bennies.
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  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The folks who run Seattle will realize that $15/hr is way too high and will whittle it down closer to $12/hr.
  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    UPS pays FT people $32/hr to clean the toilets and empty the waste paper baskets and to not wash package cars. Why not $15/hr for a higher quality PT work force.
  7. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    We have spanish speaking people who do our cleaning here and they aren't full time employees. I don't know if they even work directly for the company.
  8. AndUPSER

    AndUPSER Active Member

    That's pretty sad. Our full time porters, who have been here at least 25 years, work from 6-2:30 and make $32 an hour.
  9. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    In my building every hourly employee is under the Teamster contract. And I live in a right to work state.
  10. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I think they hire an outside service for the cleaning though because like I said they don't speak much English. We may also have union porters that perform some function but the bathrooms and the sweeping out in the outbound is done by those non-English speaking people.
  11. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Soon the delivery work will also be done by these same non-English speakers.
  12. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Where could they move to? Any location outside seattle would add a ton of travel time to just the heart of the city. (between Spokane st and Denny). Getting to west seattle would suck. And catching the vashon ferry would suck even more.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    I thought anything going to Vashon would go through Tacoma.