Will UPS ever offer driver buyout?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by newanryland, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. newanryland

    newanryland Member

    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?
     
  2. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Why would they offer to buy out RPCDs just to hire more RPCDs?
     
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  3. newanryland

    newanryland Member

    That's what I was just thinking. Is it possible for UPS to breakaway from the union? I'm unsure of how that works.
     
  4. newanryland

    newanryland Member

    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?
     
  5. Cut me my check right now
     
  6. Rack em

    Rack em 2018 Brown Cafe Fantasy Football Champion

    Once Amazon buys Ups they will get rid of the union.
     
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  7. newanryland

    newanryland Member

    *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?
     
  8. They are already starting out at $13.50 and it will even be higher next year
     
  9. newanryland

    newanryland Member

    "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
     
  10. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  11. newanryland

    newanryland Member

    The point is, UPS can start hiring non-union employees to eventually pay drivers the same as Amazon.
     
  12. It's desertification.....
    And it's not something easy to do.
     
  13. No they can't.
     
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  14. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Unions can and have been de-certified. It happens all the time.
     
  15. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Let me guess you live in a RTW state and don't like the union.
     
  16. newanryland

    newanryland Member

    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.
     
  17. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    Or he's new management trying to get a feather in his hat with a groundbreaking idea.
     
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  18. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  19. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    That's when they would ask us to take a pay cut not cut their throat with a lock out.
     
  20. newanryland

    newanryland Member

    There's a new dog in the race and its stock is worth 18x UPS stock.
     
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