Whats the latest on the contract

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by konsole, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. konsole

    konsole Member

    I'll admit the main reason I ask is because its getting a bit old waiting for that $500 pay check due to raises being on hold since last August. I'm in Local 25 Northeast and wanted to know whats holding up this contract from being finalized? "Be patient you'll get that check eventually" is what I hear, but hasnt 7 months been patient enough?
  2. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    No it isn't. It may very well be another 7 months or longer before everything is finalized.

    I bet you the things that you would have bought with the .70/hr you would have gotten, would have been gone long ago and forgotten. Now you can get something nice with your check. Patience is a virtue.
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  3. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    Ohio is voting on their rider this month. Local 89 will be sending out ballots for the company's last, best, and final offer at the end of March. West PA and the Philly Air Rider are on hold.

    My retro check is over $750 and I'm PT.
  4. konsole

    konsole Member

    I guess it begs the question why is the contract not more split up into different regions so that 95% of the country doesnt have to wait and wait and wait for the other 5%?
  5. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    Bargaining under a single National Master Agreement gives us more leverage at the table and (in theory) keeps the company from trying to pit local against local. The threat of 250,000 Teamsters going on strike is much greater than, say, 10,000. That leverage is why we have National Master Agreements.

    That being said, each region/local has their own set of issues and needs some measure of autonomy. The only way to get the locals to agree to a Master Agreement was to allow them some level of control locally, hence why we have the supplemental agreements and riders. The Master Agreements, per the IBT constitution, cannot be fully ratified until all supplements and riders are passed.

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  6. TheFigurehead

    TheFigurehead Active Member

    The rights of your fellow teamsters far outweighs your need for a retro check. Chill out. The money is yours, and you will receive it when the contract is settled. It's good to know that you would gladly sell out the entirety of your union for a few bucks, however.
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  7. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    As Piedmont stated. It may be close to a yr. My worry is when it finally does pass. What a mess with the back time with 3 raises possibly,Also OT. I keep my hrs each day but, not looking forward to making sure we get paid the correct amounts.
  8. konsole

    konsole Member

    "chill out"
    "me vs. everyone else"
    "only a few bucks"

    I would take your exaggerations seriously except that I'm not really that upset about it all, there are plenty of people that feel like its past time to finalize the contract, and between probably $250 for new hires and as high as $1,500 or $2,000 or so for full timers isnt exactly a "few bucks"
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  9. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Exactly what I was about to say.
  10. Notcool

    Notcool Member

    were my raise is? lol im poor not a rich driver
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  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    If your starving because of a $500.00 retro check your doing things very wrong.
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  12. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I think many are forgetting that retro check will be taxed. I'm a FT driver who has put in some serious hours and I'm not expecting that check to be anything life changing.
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I am hoping that we will get at least two weeks notice on the check so that I can make some adjustments to ensure I get the most I can out of the check.
  14. alwaysoverallowed

    alwaysoverallowed Active Member

    We decertified didn't you hear?
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  15. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Your going to be paying taxes on that money one way or the other. It's going to be an additional check one week just like how they pay us are vacation...
  16. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    Upset enough about it to come here and start a thread about it seems.
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    True but I can soften the blow my changing my W-4 to 9 and lowering my 401k to 0 for that paycheck, the same as I do for all of my vacation checks.
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  18. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    At the end of the year your going to be paying the same taxes. If you need a couple of more dollars now your doing things wrong
  19. Seanh123

    Seanh123 New Member

    Is bs us part timers barely making minimum wage have to wait on the rest of these inconsiderate greedy people just to get our raises....
  20. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    You part timers have way more votes than the greedy full timers. Who are you blaming?
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