A tentative agreement has been reached between United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) and Teamsters. With this new agreement, a five-year contract would be in place that would give raise wages to existing workers while creating a new class of lower-paid drivers to handle weekend deliveries.
The agreement still needs to be finalized and ratified to be official. With the new deal, minimum wage for part-time workers would jump from $10 to $13 beginning on Aug. 1 and would eventually raise to $15.50 by Aug. 1, 2022. Full-time workers could expect a pay raise of $4.15 per hour, spread out over five years. A new classification of full-time combination driver would be created with a starting pay of $20.50 per hour and a top rate of $34.79 by the end of the contract. There is still some disagreement over weekend work, which comes with different compensation rates and a push to add Sunday delivery.