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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