UPSers Jerked Around on Retro Pay

UPSers have been jerked around for months since we Voted No at UPS.  Now, we’re getting jerked around with our retro pay too.


The company has had months to prepare for the day when the contract went into effect. That day is here, but a plan to promptly get us our retro pay is not.  

Management says they will pay retroactive pay 6 to 8 weeks from the effective date, April 29. That means June 10 – June 24.  They say raises will be in checks payable on May 16 and May 17. 

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  • David Boucher
    commented 2019-07-23 17:05:10 -0400
    Raymond, the rule of having to be on the books to receive retro pay is a common practice for those working under a CBA.
  • Raymond Cox
    commented 2019-07-23 16:05:02 -0400
    The new contract dates Aug 1st 2018-July31 2023, Article 22 Sec. 5 Wages (a) part-time Empoyees August 1st, 2018 $13.00 I don’t see any language that states that we are not entitled to this pay. If the Union and UPS agreed to not pay retro pay to employees that don’t work till the duration of ratification then we should have been notifed in writing. Finding out 9 Months later that only eliagible employees who stay will receive the retro pay is not right. All the statements I find about eliagible employees for retro pay show up on articles dated after April 1st. My last day I working was Mar 20th 2019 as I had to move to another State due to a family emergancy. This is so wrong of a Billion dollar company to do this. Forceing employees to stay for pay that is owed to them on there terms without us even knowing we wouldn’t be paid until the contract was ratified. Hopefully people will learn from this in the next contract, Don’t wait for a contract to end.
  • David Boucher
    commented 2019-07-10 03:03:37 -0400
    They misspoke——you have to be on the books when the contract is ratified in order to receive retro pay.
  • Christopher Mattsson
    commented 2019-07-10 01:22:45 -0400
    I worked at UPS for 2 years and when I left in February I was promised by supervisors that I would still receive retro pay for the 8 months I worked there without the raise to 13$ an hour.
  • David Boucher
    commented 2019-07-09 13:22:50 -0400
    Robert—-you do have to be on the payroll when the new contract is ratified to receive retro pay. Sorry.
  • Robert Launderville
    commented 2019-07-09 13:07:22 -0400
    I worked 10-18 to 2-19 i worked my ass off during peak and just cuz i no longer work there i dont get retro pay for my work. I wasnt fired, i was an outstanding worker just 10.6 per hour at less then 20 hrs a week wasnt enough to support my family.
  • Robin Sprouse
    commented 2019-05-21 18:15:20 -0400
    How are we supposed to change our W4 when we don’t know when exactly we’re supposed get our backpay? Do we just change it now and wait it out?
  • David Boucher
    commented 2019-05-02 10:58:46 -0400
    I have to wonder how much interest the company will make from this delay.
  • David Boucher
    commented 2019-05-02 07:18:21 -0400
    As was stated, the company has had months to prepare for this——-they should have been compiling this information along the way, storing it, adding the hours worked up to ratification and issuing the retro checks within two weeks, not 6-8 weeks. You know that they have been setting the money aside to fund the checks——-it would have been just as easy to compile the data and issue the checks in a more timely manner. The members should be aware that the retro checks may be treated as bonuses for tax purposes and should plan accordingly by going to and adjusting their Federal W-4’s ahead of the projected payment date to reduce the tax hit, which could be as high as 35%.

    The raises should be reflected in the 5/9-10 checks, not 5/16-17.
  • Bruce Swearingen
    commented 2019-05-01 16:57:19 -0400

    A name that lives in Labor INFAMY
  • Teamsters for a Democratic Union
    published this page in News 2019-04-30 17:56:38 -0400
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