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UPS workers claim racism, harassment at UPS facility in Riviera Beach – WPTV

Some employees of one popular delivery service are making allegations of intimidation and racism. The United Parcel Service workers say that’s the climate they feel inside their Riviera Beach workplace.

“He’s walking right behind me, over my shoulder, harassing me,” said Marvin Merritt, a UPS worker, who’s worked at the company for three years.

Merritt is talking about his former supervisor at the Riviera Beach facility, who he says was moved to a different position.

UPS Tries to Spoil the FedEx-TNT Merger – Motley Fool

UPS is lobbying hard across the world to stop FedEx from buying TNT Express, but its efforts aren’t likely to succeed.

Three years ago, United Parcel Service called off its planned merger with Dutch rival TNT Express after the European Commission threatened to block the deal due to antitrust concerns.

Last April, FedEx stepped into the gap, striking its own deal to buy TNT Express for nearly $5 billion. This merger will make FedEx a much more formidable competitor globally — and especially in Europe.

Not surprisingly, UPS fears this outcome. As a result, it has done everything within its power to prevent FedEx from consummating this critical merger.

UPS Big Rig Driver 1 of 3 Killed, Several Injured in Suspected Street-Racing Crash on 5 Fwy in Commerce – NBC Los Angeles

“I just seen a UPS truck go up in the air over the center divider,” said Javier Gonzalez who was at the site of the crash. “He landed in front of me and I just locked my brakes up and I plowed into the truck. Everything burst into flames.”

Three people were pronounced dead at the scene, including the driver of the UPS big rig and a man and a woman in the Nissan, both in their 20s, officials said. At least four people were critically injured and two people were treated for minor injuries.

Why UPS is helping Palo Alto same-day delivery startup Deliv raise $28M – Business Journals

United Parcel Service Inc. led a $28 million funding round for same-day delivery startup Deliv Inc.

Competition in “last-mile delivery” is fierce, with startups like Deliv competing against industry giants including UPS and Amazon. EBay tried a one-hour delivery service that it killed last year after it failed to gain traction.

Deliv tries to keep its costs down by bundling orders and delivering them at set times. It also works with mall operators to incorporate its software into tenants’ online checkout systems. It reportedly has delivery deals with about 4,000 retailers, including Kohl’s and Macy’s, as well as with Alphabet’s Google Express service.