Picket UPS

Discussion in 'The Latest USPS, Amazon, and DHL Headlines' started by moreluck, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 1:37 PM EDT | Modified: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 1:38 PM
    ASTAR employees to picket UPS


    Atlanta Business Chronicle


    Workers for ASTAR Air Cargo, formerly DHL Airways, are planning to picket United Parcel Service Inc.'s headquarters in Atlanta on Thursday in protest of UPS' deal to takeover air transportation for Deutsche Post's DHL express, deferred and international package volume within the United States.
    The workers, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA), will picket from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on July 24. The Air Line Pilots Association International, which represents the ASTAR workers, claims UPS' deal will lead to 10,000 job cuts.
    ASTAR pilots every night carry about 50 percent of the weight out of Wilmington, Ohio, for DHL, ALPA said. DHL is a 49 percent owner of ASTAR, which has provided air cargo services to DHL for about 30 years.
    UPS (NYSE: UPS) expects to have the contract with DHL Express wrapped up by the end of 2008. The deal will likely be for 10 years and could generate up to $1 billion annually in revenue, UPS has said. The agreement would not involve the pick-up or delivery of DHL packages to their customers, only the transport of packages, primarily between airports, in North America.
     
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Pilots picket at UPS


    About 50 pilots who fly for DHL showed up outside UPS' Sandy Springs headquarters this morning to protest a proposed air cargo deal between the two large shippers. One pilot, John Nolan, drove seven hours from Blue Ridge, Va., with his wife, Carrie, and children, 7-year-old Cameron and 7-month-old Jack. "I'm worried about my daddy's job," Cameron said. The pilots (and family) marched outside UPS' entrance, holding bright red placards that read: "UPS/DHL destroying 10,000 American jobs."

    So when DHL came here to America. Did it bother them that they took jobs from UPS, FDX, USPS and all the other companies here in the states. Not at all, it's called free enterprise. And it's still called free enterprise.

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  3. palatinefred

    palatinefred New Member

    Actually when DHL came to the US they bought out airborne express. I don't think they stole many jobs from anyone.