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Part-Time Poverty at UPS

May 24, 2013: UPS doesn’t like TDU’s End Part-Time Poverty at UPS T-shirts. But management is happy to have a five-year extension on part-time poverty in the contract.

More than 100,000 part-timers will be hit with healthcare cuts and higher out-of-pocket expenses.

Starting pay goes up by $1.50 to $10. But check the fine print. The new contract eliminates the $1 increase at 90 days. After 90 days, a part-timer will make just $10 ($11 for skilled positions).

That’s only 50¢ more than part-timers make now. The $10/hour starting rate will be frozen for five years and will fall under minimum wage again in many states by August 2018.

The International Union promised an extra raise for part-timers because wages are so low. That was more empty talk. The contract does not include any catch-up raises, just the regular annual wage increases.

The contract will create just 2,350 full-time jobs and has none of the language members were promised to stop UPS from eliminating 22.3 jobs. UPS can continue to cut 22.3 jobs and claim they were moved to another local.

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End Part-Time Poverty at UPS

Many UPS part-timers get a 47.5¢ raise on Feb 1. When’s the next raise and when will starting pay go up? That all depends on what happens with our new union contract.

The Teamsters and UPS are negotiating a new union contract.

UPSers across the country are passing out bulletins and uniting members to End Part-Time Poverty at UPS.

Click here to download a leaflet and spread the word in your area.

Click here to download a Make UPS Deliver email sign-up sheet to get more members involved.

Click read more to see what UPS part-timers are demanding and how you can get involved.

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Part-Time Poverty by the Numbers

November 21, 2012: Part-time wages are at an all-time low at UPS. How much do part-timers deserve a raise? Consider these facts:

  • The starting rate of $8.50 is less than minimum wage in some states.
  • Before 1982, part-timers made the same wages as full-timers. That year, the starting rate was cut to $8. It has gone up just 50¢ in 30 years.
  • If part-time wages had just kept up with inflation, then the starting wage for part-timers today would be $19.18.
  • Today’s starting wage of $8.50 is worth just $3.71 in 1982 dollars.
  • In the last contract, UPS part-timers went backwards. New employees now have to wait one year to get medical benefits, 18 months for family coverage.
  • UPS will make more than $4 billion this year. Half of UPS employees are part-timers. It’s time to end part-time poverty at UPS.

Send UPS management a message!

Click here to order “End Part-Time Poverty at UPS” T-shirts online, or call 313-842-2600.

T-shirts are $15 each plus $2 shipping.

When you order more than 5 at a time, you save $3 per shirt.

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NEW T-Shirts – ‘End Part-Time Poverty at UPS’

Show UPS we mean business and support the campaign to Make UPS Deliver with new ‘End Part-Time Poverty at UPS’ t-shirts.

Shirts are just $12 each plus $2 for shipping each for bulk orders of 5 or more ($15 if ordering 3XL size.)  Individual shirts are $15 each plus $5 for shipping (add $3 for 3XL).

Click here to order today.

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Our Rights on the Line in Contract Talks

Working conditions at UPS are at an all-time low.

Will the new contract address the problems—or will they get swept under the rug?

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Sign the Petition: End Part-Time Poverty at UPS

Part-time and inside workers at UPS have launched a nationwide petition drive to demand better pay, more full-time jobs and a contract that make UPS deliver for ALL Teamsters.

Click here to sign the petition online. Post it on Facebook and spread the word.

There’s strength in unity. When UPSers—full-time and part-time—work together, we have more leverage to win a strong contract.

UPS Teamsters across the country are collecting petition signatures before and after work.

Sign the online petition—but keep spreading the word at work. You have the right to pass out flyers and collect petition signatures in UPS parking lots and other nonwork areas as long as you are off the clock.

Organizing Teamster-to-Teamster at work is where we’ll build the power to win the contract we deserve.

Click here to download the petition.

Click here to download the Contract Bulletin.

Click here to find out more about how you can get involved.

Get your gear today!

Now you can support and promote the campaign with t-shirts and stickers that say, “End Part-Time Poverty at UPS.”

Click here to get your orders in today!

Click here to download an order form that you can use in your building and area.

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Part-Timers Launch Contract Petition Drive

Part-timers and inside workers got sold out in the last contract.

This time, they’re organizing to win higher wages, more full-time jobs and a contract that makes UPS deliver for every Teamster.

UPS part-timers and inside workers have launched a national petition drive to demand better pay, more full-time jobs and a contract that delivers for every UPS Teamster.

Click here to download the petition.

Click here to download the Contract Bulletin.

Click here to find out more about how you can get involved.

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Part-Time Wage Increase a Must

When Teamster members at our union’s largest and most profitable employer are making less than minimum wage, you know there’s something wrong.

But that’s just what is happening at UPS in Washington where the starting wage for part-timers is 54 cents an hour less than the state minimum wage. The minimum wage in some other states will soon pass the UPS starting wage.

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UPS Exec Brags About Low Wage Increases for Teamsters

UPS Chief Financial Officer Kurt Kuehn bragged to investors that UPS Teamsters will continue to get “below-inflation increases in wages” under the concessionary contract negotiated by Hoffa and Hall in 2008.

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Part-Time Poverty Wages

By Tim Hill, UPS Feeder Driver, Local 690, Spokane
The minimum wage in Washington State is now $8.67 an hour according to Washington State Labor and Industries.  That is 17 cents more than the starting rate for part-timers in the UPS contract.

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Part-Time Wages Will Hit All-Time Low Under New Contract

Under the new contract, part-time wages will hit an all-time low.

Before 1982, part-timers made the same wages as full-timers. That year, the starting rate was cut to $8. It has gone up just 50¢ in 25 years.

Adjusted for inflation, part-time wages are now less than half of what they were 25 years ago. Read the rest …

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Part-Time Starting Rate Frozen at $8.50

Healthcare Givebacks for New Part-Timers

Details on the proposed economic package for part-timers are beginning to emerge, and they are not pretty.

The tentative agreement would freeze the starting pay rate for part-timers at $8.50 until August 2013. It would provide for an increase to $10.50 after 90 days on the job.

In a major concession, the proposed early deal reportedly denies health coverage to part-timers for the first year of employment, and family coverage for the first 18 months.

This is the “Very Best Agreement” that Hoffa promised? Read the rest …

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