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UPS Just Scored a Huge Postal Service Deal

Company will replace FedEX as USPS' main air cargo provider

(Newser) - UPS will become the primary air cargo provider for the United States Postal Service. The Atlanta shipping company said Monday that it had received an air cargo contract from the US Postal Service that significantly expands an existing partnership between the two, the AP reports. UPS will move the majority...

To Save $1B, UPS Cuts Thousands of Jobs

Company slashes 12K workers amid higher labor costs

(Newser) - UPS will cut 12,000 jobs and released a revenue outlook for this year that sent its shares down sharply at the opening bell, per the AP . The company also hinted that its Coyote truck load brokerage business may be put up for sale. The Teamsters in September voted to...

Report: Amazon Is Now the Biggest US Delivery Business

'WSJ' reports online giant has moved ahead of UPS, FedEx

(Newser) - Almost a decade after its efforts to build its own delivery network were mocked by rivals FedEx and UPS, Amazon has surpassed them both to become America's biggest delivery business, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Journal, citing "internal Amazon data and people familiar with the matter,...

How Badly Do Regional Carriers Need Pilots? This Badly

American subsidiary PSA Airlines is trying to woo pilots with $250K bonus package

(Newser) - PSA Airlines is an American Airlines-owned regional carrier, and it's in need of captains—badly enough that it's trying to woo FedEx and UPS pilots by offering bonuses that add up to $250,000. FedEx, for its part, is actually encouraging its pilots to consider the offer. FlightGlobal...

Want to Make $170K? Drive for UPS
Union Members
Approve UPS Deal

Union Members Overwhelmingly Approve UPS Deal

'This is the template for how workers should be paid and protected nationwide'

(Newser) - Teamster members have approved what union president Sean O'Brien says is "the best contract in the history of UPS," ending the risk of a strike. The new five-year deal will see compensation for full-time delivery drivers rise to $170,000 by the end of the contract. The...

Think UPS Workers Will Be Overpaid? Think Again
Think UPS Workers Will Be
Overpaid? Think Again

Think UPS Workers Will Be Overpaid? Think Again

Wife of driver says long hours, challenging conditions make pay raise deserved

(Newser) - As UPS workers mulled a tentative contract, some white-collar workers went on the offensive, suggesting full-time drivers would be overpaid with an average of $170,000 in annual pay and benefits within five years. Now, the wife of one such driver in Rhode Island is hitting back at "the...

US Businesses Are Bracing for a UPS Strike
UPS, Teamsters Reach
Deal to Avert Major Strike

UPS, Teamsters Reach Deal to Avert Major Strike

Impasse threatened to throw a wrench into the economy

(Newser) - It looks like there won't be a potentially devastating UPS strike after all. The company and the Teamsters union agreed to a five-year labor contract on Tuesday, reports the Wall Street Journal . The deal includes pay raises for all UPS workers, including part-timers, and the installation of air-conditioning in...

UPS Strike That 'Could Halt Supply Chain' Is Looming
UPS Strike Looms, and That
Could Be Bad News for You
the rundown

UPS Strike Looms, and That Could Be Bad News for You

One newspaper warns it 'could halt the supply chain'

(Newser) - Looks like 340,000 UPS workers could go on strike next month after the shipping company and the Teamsters union failed to reach a deal on a contract renewal before negotiations ended Wednesday morning. The current contract ends July 31, and while that might seem like enough time for a...

Teamsters Authorize UPS Strike on Aug. 1
Teamsters Set UPS Strike Date

Teamsters Set UPS Strike Date

Negotiations have made progress but not on pay

(Newser) - Members of the Teamsters union, which represents more than 340,000 United Parcel Service workers, have voted to authorize a strike if contract negotiations underway don't produce an agreement. The union announced Friday that 97% of those voting supported a strike to begin Aug. 1, the day after the...

Finally, a Very Cool Amenity for UPS Drivers

Company strikes tentative deal with Teamsters union to install air conditioning in delivery trucks

(Newser) - "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" may be the creed of US postal workers, but UPS drivers, also charged with making deliveries to Americans nationwide, just scored a victory in taking the "heat"...

Cops: UPS Workers Made Some Very Illegal Deliveries

Two workers accused in drug trafficking scheme out of Texas

(Newser) - Some UPS drivers encounter trouble with snow, others with a very different kind of white powder. Two UPS employees are facing up to life in prison for "knowingly" transporting cocaine, federal authorities say . An indictment unsealed in the Southern District of Texas describes the drug trafficking scheme that involved...

Union: UPS Is 'Sending Drivers Out to Die'

Company urged to do more to protect workers from searing heat

(Newser) - The union representing the majority of UPS drivers say the company is risking drivers' lives by sending them out to work without adequate protection from this summer's searing temperatures. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters says the company didn't invest in improving heat safety for its 350,000 workers...

Doorbell Video Shows UPS Driver Collapse on Porch

Arizona has been experiencing dangerous heat for more than a month

(Newser) - In a disturbing Ring doorbell video, a UPS driver can be seen staggering a bit as he walks toward an Arizona doorway with a package. As he leans down to set it on the porch, he collapses into a first seated, and then prone, position. After lying down, he eventually...

Dad Thinks Heat Stroke Killed UPS Driver, 24, on the Job

Esteban Chavez Jr. died the day after his birthday

(Newser) - A California UPS driver died on the job on June 25, and the 24-year-old's family says high temperatures are to blame. KTLA reports Esteban Chavez Jr. lost consciousness in the driver's seat of his UPS truck in Pasadena, a fact that his father says wasn't discovered by...

Thieves Seize UPS Truck and Driver, Stealing Cargo

Company later uses GPS, finding employee unharmed

(Newser) - Thieves seized a loaded UPS tractor-trailer on an Atlanta street on Tuesday, tying up the driver and taking him with them. The driver was unharmed in the crime, NBC reports. The 18-wheeler was stopped at a traffic light about 3:30am when a gunman got into the cab and ordered...

UPS Driver's Gesture Pays Off Unexpectedly

Dallen Harrell stopped to wish a family with a newborn well

(Newser) - Doorbell cams sometimes catch delivery drivers at their worst. In this case, it's the opposite. WRBL explains: A 24-year-old UPS driver named Dallen Harrell dropped off a package at a home in Roswell, Georgia, and paused to speak into the doorbell cam because he'd recalled seeing a celebratory...

Cops: Woman Posed as UPS Driver Before Opening Fire

She allegedly pretended to have a package to get DC victim to open door

(Newser) - A woman posing as an UPS driver delivered a bullet to a Washington, DC woman before trying to take her own life Friday night, authorities say. The Metropolitan Police Department says charges are pending against 54-year-old Virginia resident Tommie Lynn Dunmire, who allegedly dressed as a UPS delivery driver and...

UPS Drops 7% as Stocks Falls Back From Record Highs
UPS Drops 7%
After Revenue
Disappoints Analysts

UPS Drops 7% After Revenue Disappoints Analysts

Major indexes fell back from record highs

(Newser) - Stocks closed lower on Wall Street, pulling major indexes back slightly from the records they set a day earlier. Weakness in big technology companies was the biggest factor for the decline Tuesday. The S&P 500 fell 0.5% while the tech-heavy Nasdaq fell 1.2%. Markets have been choppy...

UPS Jumps More Than 10% After Surge in Volume, Profits
Stock Jumps 11% After
UPS Delivers Good News

Stock Jumps 11% After UPS Delivers Good News

It was S&P 500's best performer Tuesday

(Newser) - Major US stock indexes ended a wobbly day mixed on Wall Street, keeping the S&P 500 near the record high it set a day earlier. The benchmark index ended down less than one point Tuesday and the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed basically unchanged. It’s a heavy week...

UPS Driver Gets Big Thank You From Pa. Town

' It was a tearjerker'

(Newser) - Chad Turns, a UPS driver who delivers to Dauphin, Penn., has made an impression on the residents of the town of about 800 people. “The whole town has had personal experience with Chad," resident Adam Shickley tells CNN . "He once thought a package was a gift and...

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