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How a Pilot Strike Threat Could Derail the UPS Turnaround – Motley Fool

Cargo pilots at UPS are threatening a strike — and it could be bad news if any customers get spooked.

Last week, pilots at package delivery giant United Parcel Service voted to authorize a strike if negotiations with the company break down. The pilots still need to be released from negotiations by the National Mediation Board for a strike to be legal, something that rarely occurs. As a result, UPS has characterized the strike vote as merely “a symbolic gesture” by the union.

While it may be a symbolic gesture, it’s not a meaningless one. With the threat of a pilot strike during the busy holiday season — even if it’s a low-probability outcome — and UPS drivers promising to support any pilot strike, customers could worry about relying too heavily on UPS. FedEx may be able to capitalize on this uncertainty to gain market share.

Delivery driver robbed at gunpoint in Taylor – News-Herald

A United Parcel Service driver was robbed at gunpoint in the 25400 block of Goddard Road in Taylor on Oct. 19.

Police Chief Mary Sclabassi said police have leads on two suspects, one who pointed a handgun at the UPS driver and one who drove a getaway car.

Why UPS Absolutely Must Deliver for Shareholders This Christmas – The Street

With truckers and shipping firms increasingly warning of a potential slowdown, United Parcel Service should feel lucky to have its huge consumer and e-commerce holiday season right around the corner. But after two straight years of Christmas disappointments, the pressure is on for UPS to deliver.

The company has been planning for the fourth-quarter peak period since just about last Christmas, including better coordination with large shippers so it is better prepared for a surge. It has also made investments in its technology in hopes of being able to better flex its network as needed.

Sheriff: Retired UPS driver admits to having sex with people’s pets on route – WTSP

A retired UPS driver from Washington state is accused of wanting to have sex with his neighbor’s farm animals in Arizona.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office arrested 56-year-old James Allen Darland on a felony charge of conspiracy to commit bestiality.

Investigators say Darland told undercover detectives posing as farmers that he wanted to have sex with various animals on the farmer’s property, including with miniature horses, dogs and goats.

UPS CFO: We’re ready for peak season and we will deliver – Reuters

After having difficulties getting its holiday peak season right for the past two years running, this year executives at United Parcel Service Inc insist they have a winning formula.

“We are ready for peak season and we will deliver,” Chief Financial Officer Richard Peretz told Reuters.

The company’s CFO said closer collaboration with an increasing number of retailers will allow UPS to better manage demand, and by staggering its seasonal workers it should be able to better manager costs associated with ecommerce packages in the run-up to the holidays.