Magazine article Workforce

Highlights of the Proposed UPS Contract Agreement

Magazine article Workforce

Highlights of the Proposed UPS Contract Agreement

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As the cover story, "Part-timers Make Headline News: Here's the Real HR Story," in the November 1997 issue of

WORKFORCE points out, the recent strike at United Parcel Service (UPS) over parttime benefits and wages has helped raise the awareness of HR professionals everywhere about the many dimensions of the contingent workforce dilemma. Following are contract settlement highlights from the proposed contract agreement between UPS and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT).

1. Five-year agreement that maintains UPS's employees as the highest paid in the industry.

2. Full-time employees' wage increases of $3.10 over five years.

Increase of 15 percent or an average of 3 percent per year.

Average drivers' rate-per-hour will increase from $20.01 to $23.11.

3. A wage increase for part-time employees with seniority as much as $4.10 over five years.

Increase of 35 percent or an average of 7 percent per year for part-time employees who have completed their four-year progression. …

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