The Other Big Election – Jacobinmag

With 1.3 million members, the Teamsters are the largest transportation union in North America. As the US economy continues to reshape itself around the sprawling logistics industry, whoever is elected the next Teamster leader will face the daunting task of organizing this vast, nonunion workforce — one that will determine much of the future of the labor movement.

Teamsters will make that decision this October, in an election contest that pits the seventeen-year incumbent general president James P. Hoffa against challenger Fred Zuckerman, the president of the fifteen-thousand-member Teamsters Local 89 in Louisville, Kentucky, and his Teamsters United reform slate.

UPS Breaks Ground On Louisville Centennial Hub Expansion

$300 million project to triple size, add 300 jobs and increase service capacity for customers. Groundbreaking set for August 25.

The bulldozers are moving earth on UPS’s (NYSE: UPS) latest expansion project, bringing the rest of the Earth even closer to UPS customers in Kentucky and parts of Southern Indiana.

The company’s estimated $300 million investment will triple the size of the package facility to 838,000 square feet, and nearly double current sorting capacity to 85,000 packages per hour. In addition, the project will create a mix of 300 new full and part-time jobs.

UPS Pursues Ambitious Sustainability Research Projects With U.S. Department Of Energy To Power The Future Of Trucking

A pair of Department of Energy grants awarded to UPS (NYSE: UPS) will enable the company and a world-class team of engineers to conduct cutting-edge research aimed at reducing emissions and revolutionizing the charging process for electric trucks.

The grants, announced today, are part of the Department of Energy’s efforts to spur innovation and promote more efficient cars and trucks.

UPS Korea Awarded With AEO Certification

UPS Korea today announced it was awarded the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) certification by the Korea Customs Service. The certification, which is valid until April 2021, recognizes UPS’s adoption and implementation of proper security and operational measures needed to secure its supply chain; thus expediting UPS shipments for our customers through customs clearance procedures with minimal documentation and inspection requirements.