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.

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