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UPS worker’s legs crushed after he’s pinned against delivery truck – NY Post

A UPS worker had one leg torn from his body — and the other nearly severed — when a car crushed him against his delivery truck on Staten Island Monday morning, a witness to the grisly crash told The Post.

The victim — identified by acquaintances as Tom Ryan, of Bayonne, N.J. — was unloading packages when the black Toyota Camry plowed into him in front of Wil John’s Tire Empire at 2044 Hylan Blvd. around 9 a.m., law-enforcement sources said.

“Tom was screaming, one of his legs was laying next to him under the truck,” tire shop mechanic Moe Sattar said.

United Parcel Service: A Dividend Growth Stock Expanding Its Services And Image – Seeking Alpha

Summary

  • UPS’s strategy to better accommodate its peak holiday deliveries caused it to overspend on holiday delivery preparations.
  • The company is working to address its past holiday delivery missteps by balancing cost efficiency with meeting peak package volume during its busiest delivery dates.
  • To help align costs, the company will expand capacity at shipping hubs in key areas to reduce the need for temporary workers and training costs.
  • UPS is also focusing on more profitable markets, such as the healthcare market, where a shipment must arrive expeditiously and at an appropriate temperature.
  • As the company resolves its past missteps and expands into more profitable markets, shareholders will be rewarded with a substantial dividend and share buybacks.

Supreme Court Issues Decision in Young v. UPS: A Duty To Accommodate Pregnant Employees? – JDSupra

The Supreme Court of the United States recently issued its decision in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.. Vacating and remanding the Fourth Circuit’s decision, the Court concluded that the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”) “requires courts to consider the extent to which an employer’s policy treats pregnant workers less favorably than it treats nonpregnant workers similar in their ability or inability to work” and that there was a genuine dispute regarding “whether UPS provided more favorable treatment to at least some employees whose situation cannot reasonably be distinguished from Young’s.” Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., 575 U.S. ___ (2015).

Pregnant Workers Backed by U.S. Supreme Court in UPS Case – Bloomberg

The U.S. Supreme Court backed the rights of pregnant workers, reviving a lawsuit by a former United Parcel Service Inc. driver who had to leave her job after her doctor recommended she not lift heavy items.

The justices, voting 6-3, sent the case back for a possible trial, which would center on UPS’s reasons for refusing to offer Peggy Young light-duty work even while giving temporary assignments to workers recovering from on-the-job injuries.

UPS contended that the Pregnancy Discrimination Act leaves room for companies to have neutral policies like seniority systems and special preferences for workers who are injured on the job. A federal appeals court had backed UPS and thrown out the suit.

UPS CEO’s 2014 Total Compensation More Than Doubles – RTT News

Abney received a total compensation of $8.36 million, including base salary, stock grants and incentives in 2014, compared to the $4.08 million he received in 2013, and $5.33 million he got in 2012.

UPS said the executive compensation increases reflect a change in the company’s long-term incentive performance award program and changes in pension value stemming from lower discount rates and changes in other assumptions.