Management was here selling " we are not sure how we will pay for wages and benefits we have agreed to". How can they come up with $502,000 for 502 Teamsters on March 6, 2017? I would rather have a .50 cent raise. 55 hour work week x .50 cents is $31.25 Times 502 Teamsters is $15,687.5 pay for week one. Management would spread out the pay, $502,000 divided by $15687.5 = 32 weeks to pay up the same amount of money. I conclude they can come up with the money. How many hours per week do you work? I work about 55 55 hours per week x .50 with overtime is $31.25x50 weeks=$1562.5+two weeks vacation 90 hours $45 or $1607.5 per year in wages. Year 2 the wage increase is the same plus I get to keep the raise from year one for total $3215 more In 2016 than I earned in 2014. Year 3 55 hour work week is 40 hours straight time plus 15 hours time and 1/2 = 22.5 hours straight time pay. 62.5x 50 weeks = 3125 hours straight time pay. Add 90 hours vacation pay, and you have the equivalent Of 3215 hours pay per year. $1000 divided by 3215= .31 cents per hour. The real bonus ( for the company) is the $1000 is one time you will never get another penny. I want a raise, the bonus is for management not us. Casual days and holidays Each day off cost $19.54x8= 156.32 The same number of hours for equivalent pay $156.32 divided by 3215= 4.86 cents per hour 502 Teamsters X $156.32= $66,339.3 per year cost for each additional day off. I have earned 5 paid casual days 10 holidays. Vacation 45 hour pay is not the same as management. When management takes a week off they get a weeks pay. Health & welfare 55 hour work week x 50 weeks plus 90 hours vacation= equivalent 2840 hours $311.70 per week x 52 weeks =$16208.4 divide by 2840 = $5.71 per hour Pension $165 per week x52 weeks =$8580 divided by 2840 = $3.02 per hour. The Teamster negotiators and Teamster International VP Gordon Sweeten (via voice mail) are hard selling this contract. My conclusion The bonus is an automatic NO. I want a raise that will pay me every year going forward. Not a one time payment.