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It is for certain that there is no harder working or more mistreated
individual than the UPS part-timer. Further, it is inexcusable that
part timers in 1988 were paid more than you are today nearly 20
years later. Many of your jobs place great physical demands on your
body under extreme temperatures. The APWA will see to it that your
pay fits your efforts as soon as we get the chance.
Also, you are given very little opportunity to take part in
decisions as to what is expected of you in your job. Do you realize
that you comprise more than 50% of the UPS work force yet you are
treated like you comprise 1% of the work force? The APWA will make
your voice heard.
You can expect at least the following from the APWA:
First, we want to make full-time jobs available to part-timers by
enacting a retirement for the full timers so that they can leave
after 20 years. This will make full time jobs available to you
sooner. Did you realize that UPS pays enough into the full time
retirement plan that this should be a reality today? The money is
Second we want to make defined work regions called "pods".
This would allow part timers in the smaller outlying centers to
avoid having to wait 30 years for a full time job. In other words we
don't believe that you should be penalized for working in the
smaller centers as you are today. We want to group all the outlying
centers with a major hub that is near them. This will expand your
opportunity to go full time sooner. It is wrong to allow UPS to go
outside to hire full time employees at nearby large facilities when
they have loyal employees in these smaller centers who would love to
go full time even if it meant moving or commuting from their current
Third, comparatively speaking you are rewarded more than the full
timer's pension IF you stay part time your entire career? We can,
with your help, make it so that you are not penalized for taking a
full time job.
Fourth we want to see that you are paid what your work is worth.
The APWA will "stand tall" for part-timers. Better treatment, a
voice in your work affairs, improved mobility, and fair pay. The
APWA can make it happen.
We urge you to
join the APWA TODAY.