In a video with over
2.4 million views
, TikTok user
) stitches a video with user Mykol
who claims that he makes
$40 per hour
driving for UPS.
Mykol says in his video. “That’s the beauty of it.”
In Danny’s stitch, he goes on to explain that he discovered
the high wages of UPS drivers
after speaking with
one outside of his building several years ago
“He pulls out his pay stub, and I seen the six figure number and I said,
‘Say less,’” Danny recounts.
UPS drivers enjoy higher wages and considerable benefits due in large part to their union membership, which allows them to collectively bargain for things like wages and benefits.
86,000 U.S. drivers
, all represented by one of the country’s largest unions, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters,”
NBC News explained in 2006.
To back this up, Danny claims in comments that, while drivers can start at around
$20 per hour,
that number escalates to
“41.47 straight time”
with an “overtime rate a little over
62 an hour.
He claims this is a
“4-year union pay progression.”
“It has all the kind of benefits associated
with the U.S. manufacturing sector
20 years ago.”