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UPS tentative agreement

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The Transport Workers Union of America and UPS have reached a tentative agreement on behalf of their 68 dispatchers in Louisville, Kentucky.

Local 545 represents the UPS dispatchers and made the announcement on a contract that became amendable on March 1, 2008. According to Don Wright the President of Local 545, the contract provides members with an industry leading contract while allowing UPS to maintain flexible work rules. Wright added, "Both sides worked hard to get this agreement with the added complexity of navigating through difficult economic times.”

Details of the agreement were not released pending review with the membership. If ratified, provisions of the new agreement will take effect immediately.
 
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Deet? I prefer permethrin. Say that three times fast!

"Details of the agreement were not released pending review with the membership."

Not a word has been leaked to us and I doubt it will be either. We have a meeting scheduled on the 24th for the TA presentation. I really have no idea what to expect as this was somewhat unexpected to me. I know what will get voted down and I fully trust my negotiators wouldn't even bother putting it up for a vote if it wasn't reasonably solid.

A big "what if" here since this is an extremely bad time to be negotiating a contract: Since the word on the streets is that our bros in Memphis just took a pay cut and had their 401 match frozen for a year, and they're about to be 121 flag/domestic, if we get another raise and a fat retirement where should the TWU cards be mailed? Now that would be one hell of a local!

Maybe I'z gets the deets all up on here on the twentyfoth, but if my swerve be on from the open bar at the meeting then we makes it the twentyfizzeth for the deets, yo.


 

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Yo, check it.
Yo azz need to get dem deets front and center, yo.
Da bruddas fo schizzle be dyin' to check da bling yo homies in da union be grabbin'.
So quit bein' all coy like Miss Janet from da '80s, get dem nasty deets and post 'em up inhurrrrrrr.
Don't fo'get to bust back a few of da foty-oh-zees when y'all up in da hizzle gettin' da L.D. on yo T.A.

Yo.
 
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Since the word on the streets is that our bros in Memphis just took a pay cut and had their 401 match frozen for a year, and they're about to be 121 flag/domestic, if we get another raise and a fat retirement where should the TWU cards be mailed? Now that would be one hell of a local.

we'll be in touch once the details are made public.
 

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Yo, check it.
Yo azz need to get dem deets front and center, yo.
Da bruddas fo schizzle be dyin' to check da bling yo homies in da union be grabbin'.
So quit bein' all coy like Miss Janet from da '80s, get dem nasty deets and post 'em up inhurrrrrrr.
Don't fo'get to bust back a few of da foty-oh-zees when y'all up in da hizzle gettin' da L.D. on yo T.A.

Yo.

I assume that English is in there somewhere, for unlike Mamma Cleaver, I dont speak no jive ;)
 

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The word is DISAPPOINTING. I project a 85-90% "NO" vote. Out of respect for our negotiators I will withhold any further details.
 

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The word is DISAPPOINTING. I project a 85-90% "NO" vote. Out of respect for our negotiators I will withhold any further details.

Just another example of the erosion of our profession. No respect or appreciation of our services from management. They would get rid of us if they could. For some reason that I can't understand, they look at us as a pimple on their azz.

I hate to be all doom-and-gloom, but if Big Brown can't "get no satisfaction", then who can?

I will hang on as long as I get a paycheck, but I would not recommend anyone look as this as a career choice. It's sad.
 
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I hate to be all doom-and-gloom, but if Big Brown can't "get no satisfaction", then who can?

the purple cargo folks down a little farther south just took a 5% pay cut. bonuses, raises and 401k company match are gone too.
 

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the purple cargo folks down a little farther south just took a 5% pay cut. bonuses, raises and 401k company match are gone too.

Just be happy your ID card still works in the swiper - no one at an airline is unreplaceable; in this economic environment, where I think purple is parking airplanes, and where furloughs are the word du jour, I'm just happy to still have a job; for I know in this industry and climate, that a lot of out of work dispatchers would give their left nut to have a job at all...
 

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We had another meeting yesterday to get more information on the TA. After more clarification on the value of the pension increase with new ERISA laws as opposed to fixed contribution it's not that bad. Most would have liked to see bigger raises, but we were already higher than anyone else and it's not a good time to be negotiating large raises. Most of us have reversed our view after the initial sticker shock and it will most likely pass. I won't post the numbers on a public forum before the vote but may PM to those who wish.
 

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28-50% pension increase retro to date of hire that is fully funded within 2 years.
3% 401k match starting 2011.
3% raise every 18 months, then another 3% final year of contract.
Gained a new trainer position with $2 p/hr override.
$2 million lifetime cap on same health insurance, but went up $7 a month.
Better Lead scope language.
Better safety & work rules in general.
Premiums & overrides stayed the same but are now paid 1.5x or 2x for overtime and paid out in bonuses, ect.
3% signing bonus.
Joint meaning & intent with contract.

After the signatures go on it I will hopefully have an electronic version to email out along with the meaning & intent.
 
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28-50% pension increase retro to date of hire that is fully funded within 2 years.
3% 401k match starting 2011.
3% raise every 18 months, then another 3% final year of contract.
Gained a new trainer position with $2 p/hr override.
$2 million lifetime cap on same health insurance, but went up $7 a month.
Better Lead scope language.
Better safety & work rules in general.
Premiums & overrides stayed the same but are now paid 1.5x or 2x for overtime and paid out in bonuses, ect.
3% signing bonus.
Joint meaning & intent with contract.

After the signatures go on it I will hopefully have an electronic version to email out along with the meaning & intent.

You guys get a pension? That's sweet! I thought those went out with manual typewriters.

Big Brown seems a good gig. Again, not the typical experience of 99% of the DX profession.
 

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You guys get a pension? That's sweet! I thought those went out with manual typewriters.

Big Brown seems a good gig. Again, not the typical experience of 99% of the DX profession.

That's cause they actually make money and share Randall. How's the SADA contract coming along? :nuts:
 

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How would he know? He is out of the little desert and into the big desert!

Saw your boy, Warren in the pro-bowl last week...nice little trip to Hawaii...Looked better there then the Superbowl! Just kidding!

So where you at now?
 
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That's cause they actually make money and share Randall. How's the SADA contract coming along? :nuts:

W#13, I wouldn't know as HJD said, I have been living and working in the GMT+4 time zone for the last 6 months. Click on the linky in my sig and you will be enlightened.

Also some SADA puke canceled my access to their website. Geez, you would think I would get Emeritus Status or something after 10 years of service. Like I am going to tell M X 2 anything!

Warner done good, I am a Finchfan and the game's ending was painful.

Now go have a nice steaming bowl of oatmeal and you will feel better!
 
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