Will UPS ever offer driver buyout?

ThePackageDeli

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In an effort to remain competitive in an evolving market, will UPS offer buyout to RPCD's? Given the contract, what is and what isn't possible?
 

ThePackageDeli

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Why would they offer to buy out RPCDs just to hire more RPCDs?
For example, if the company ever came to the point where they absolutely needed to lower employee wages in order to stay in business, are they allowed to somehow overthrow the union. Would they have to fire the entire workforce and hire non-union employees, or would current employees have to sign a waiver to leave the union?
 

ThePackageDeli

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*HYPOTHETICAL:

Beginning next year, all new hires are given the choice between being a union member, paying dues and starting out at $13 -OR- opting out of the union and starting at $15/hr... What's stoppping UPS from replacing it's workforce in 5-10 years time with largely non-union employees?
 
*HYPOTHETICAL:

Beginning next year, all new hires are given the choice between being a union member, paying dues and starting out at $13 -OR- opting out of the union and starting at $15/hr... What's stoppping UPS from replacing it's workforce in 5-10 years time with largely non-union employees?
They are already starting out at $13.50 and it will even be higher next year
 

ThePackageDeli

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"The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) has a provision that may be the best kept secret in labor law. Known as de-authorization, it allows workers to opt out of joining a union as a condition of employment." - Forbes
 

542thruNthru

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*HYPOTHETICAL:

Beginning next year, all new hires are given the choice between being a union member, paying dues and starting out at $13 -OR- opting out of the union and starting at $15/hr... What's stoppping UPS from replacing it's workforce in 5-10 years time with largely non-union employees?
We have a contract. They couldn't offer more to people that are non union. The only way to get rid of the union would be for us to vote them out or the company to lock us out.
 

ThePackageDeli

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If in 5-10 years the ultimatum comes down to UPS pricing itself out of business, or UPS making drastic cut backs, it seems plausible that anything could happen.
 

clean hairy

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They give money to new hires as a weekly show up bonus, which is not in the contract.
Why would they not be able to give long time employees a buy out?
Fewer weeks of vacation, less $ per hour, etc.
 
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