The FedEx driver who sued and won – CNN

Reggie Gray thought working for FedEx was his ticket to a better life.

It turned out to be anything but: His years as a driver for FedEx Ground ended with him filing for bankruptcy and taking the company to court.

FedEx drivers have won some significant legal battles recently. Courts in Oregon, California and Kansas have ruled that FedEx Ground drivers fit the legal definition of an employee. The National Labor Relations Board ruled on September 30 that drivers in Connecticut are FedEx employees. A decision is expected soon from the Seventh Circuit court of appeals, which has jurisdiction over cases in Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.

The company is currently facing 30 more active lawsuits from former contractors in several states.

UPS CEO: Unplanned holiday surge could cost retailers – Reuters

United Parcel Service Inc’s chief executive officer said on Monday the company’s closer collaboration with major retailers should bring a smooth holiday season, but he said UPS would charge customers more or even refuse packages if last-minute sales by a major customer threaten the company’s system.

“With the changes we’ve made, I feel very comfortable about peak (season) this year,” David Abney told Reuters in an interview at UPS headquarters in Atlanta.

UPS Adds Three “Next Generation” Training Centers

Additional UPS Integrad learning sites accelerate driver and management training across the U.S.

UPS® (NYSE: UPS) today announced the addition of three new UPS Integrad™ driver training locations in Dallas, Phoenix, and Portland, Ore. There are currently UPS Integrad locations in Franklin Park, Ill., and Landover, Md.

UPS Integrad training centers provide drivers with experiential training, modeled on the philosophy of “teach me, show me, let me.” Drivers learn the UPS driving and service methods, are shown how the methods work, and then practice them in a realistic, hands-on fashion.

Behind Closed Doors, Ford, UPS, and Visa Push for Net Neutrality – Bloomberg

The corporate battle lines over the new federal rules for the Internet have been well established. Vocal technology startups have been leading the charge for muscular regulations for broadband access, and Internet service providers including Comcast and Verizon have been arguing loudly for more flexibility. Blue chip companies without obvious tech interests have kept a lower profile.

But a corporate alliance with subtle interests in this fight has been quietly pushing the Federal Communications Commission for strict broadband rules. In a series of meetings this year attended by representatives from Ford Motor, Visa, United Parcel Service, and Bank of America, participants urged FCC commissioners to reclassify broadband service under Title II, according to documents filed with the FCC.

UPS Applauds Breakthrough on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

Quick action on implementation needed to facilitate global commerce and support economic growth

UPS®, a global logistics provider and leading advocate for global trade, welcomes the news of a breakthrough agreement to resolve differences between the United States and India. The accord ultimately allow the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement to be implemented, making it easier and less expensive to move goods across borders.