UPS has 283 million reasons to delay retro pay

Ten weeks. That’s the latest word from IBT Package Director Denis Taylor on how long it will take UPS to issue retro checks–money owed to you–following the April 29 implementation of the contract. Taylor reported to officers and agents at the national grievance panel meeting that retro checks are expected in the first pay period in July. There is no report that Taylor attempted to do anything about the stretching out of “6-8 weeks” to 10-11 weeks.

upspt_thumb.jpgThe $283 million incentive

We did a back-of-the-envelope calculation of how much UPS is holding back, and got $283 million! That’s a big incentive for a company that can deliver overnight to Singapore to take ten weeks to cut retro checks.

(Estimate 240,000 workers (Locals 705 and 710 are not part of the national agreement), with 110,000 full-time and 130,000 part-time, many of whom have left the company and won’t collect a dime. Estimate 20,000 in progression, who are owed a lot of money. We got $283 million.)


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  • David Boucher
    commented 2019-07-02 20:11:36 -0400
    For those of you who want to take full advantage of this retro check, go to either today (7/2) or tomorrow (7/3) at the latest to adjust your Federal withholdings on your W-4. You cannot change your State withholdings online. You can claim up to 9 without having to provide documentation. Make sure to change it back to whatever you had before the next pay period.
  • David Boucher
    commented 2019-07-01 16:55:19 -0400
    Robin, they will continue to make money with or without you (or I).
  • Robin Sprouse
    commented 2019-07-01 16:27:43 -0400
    It’s easy to deliver when they’re making money. ;) But they can’t make money without us.
  • David Boucher
    commented 2019-06-25 06:33:59 -0400
    Angel, you should be all set; however, I wouldn’t spend any of that money until it is actually deposited in to your account “just in case”.
  • Angel Fisher
    commented 2019-06-24 14:40:26 -0400
    David, yes I jus looked and one did
  • David Boucher
    commented 2019-06-24 14:37:21 -0400
    Angel, did any of your checks before you were fired/suspended include the pay raise? If so, you should be fine. If not, you may have an issue.
  • Angel Fisher
    commented 2019-06-24 13:42:51 -0400
    David Yes I was. Didn’t go out of work until May 1st n wasn’t terminated until June 4th or 7th
  • Angel Fisher
    commented 2019-06-24 13:40:29 -0400
    Yes I was. Still employed at the time. Didn’t go out of work until May 1
  • David Boucher
    commented 2019-06-24 13:37:05 -0400
    Angel, were you in good standing on the date that the contract was finally ratified?
  • Angel Fisher
    commented 2019-06-24 11:01:59 -0400
    What about if it’s termination pending waiting on the union
  • David Boucher
    commented 2019-06-24 06:37:00 -0400
    Angel, your suspension should not impact your retro check.
  • Angel Fisher
    commented 2019-06-24 06:23:16 -0400
    or Temporary fired while waiting on the union to get me back.. Will I still get it?
  • Angel Fisher
    commented 2019-06-24 06:21:59 -0400
    If I’m on temporary suspension will I still get my retro check or no??
  • David Boucher
    commented 2019-06-17 15:59:23 -0400
    Robert, if you worked even one day under the provisions of the old contract you are entitled to retro pay. Go to to make sure that the company has your correct mailing address on file.

    Jacci———yeah, that’s not gonna happen. Just curious——what kind of inconveniences can you have for a payment that should be considered to be “found money”? I do agree with you on the “show up to work” bonuses.

    Josh——-it would have been very easy for the company to keep track of our hours throughout the 9 months. As to your question, you know full well what the company was doing———they were making money off of the money that they had set aside specifically for this purpose. You would get zero support for a national strike over the retro pay delay.
  • Robert Dorbert
    commented 2019-06-15 20:58:05 -0400
    I left may 1st due to the management at the hub I worked at but the head hr and union rep said they have to pay everyone. So we will see
  • Jacci Wolff
    commented 2019-06-15 11:37:12 -0400
    We should totally get a bonus for not leaving the company during this time. All the ppl who did leave and won’t get their retro pay (which is absolute bs) should then have their money divided up between us to compensate for our marvelous patience. Been at the company 10 years and I don’t get the special new hire bonuses. Since I’m also not getting my retro pay in a timely fashion, our Union should be up in arms to compensate us for the inconveniences caused by this.
  • Jacci Wolff
    followed this page 2019-06-15 11:34:31 -0400
  • Josh Brenner
    commented 2019-06-12 17:56:03 -0400
    So what did UPS do in those 9 months why didn’t UPS already have a plan in place to get checks cut as soon as the contract was ratified I do understand that not every single one of us worked the same hours but being one of the top 50 of the fortune 500 companies you would think they’d be able to hire competent people who can calculate and cut checks in a timely manner but I believe that we won’t be seeing back pay checks the first pay period of July they don’t want to pay us they want the money to stay in a high yield account and keep racking up interest if they don’t give us back pay the first pay period of July I say we go on a national strike until they send people to each and every hub and force them to go throughout each and every hub and personally hand every single person they owe a check to in hand
  • Bruce Swearingen
    commented 2019-06-08 11:53:46 -0400
    2 words
    For Tier 2 ( officers)
    FORENSIC AUDITS (after election)
  • Robert Dorbert
    commented 2019-06-06 20:45:56 -0400
    I love that it was said if you are no longer working for ups that they cant say we will get what is owed to us
  • Bruce Swearingen
    commented 2019-06-04 16:54:42 -0400
    ‘Tier 2’ Union representatives never suffer these righteous indignations..because the members aren’t playing games with their futures . ( Yet)!
  • Joe Stewart
    commented 2019-06-04 14:04:50 -0400
    Ups is a disgrace and so are our current union leaders I’m hoping that what has happened within our local 623 that people really open there eyes and vote for a change in the next election