UPS pilots charge company with safety lapses; UPS says procedures work

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    UPS pilots charge company with safety lapses; UPS says procedures work - CNN

    Pilots for UPS charged Monday that their employer is failing to protect them from acts of terrorism.

    "Our crew members deserve a reasonable expectation of safety. We believe that current standards in air cargo screening are inadequate," Brian Gaudet, spokesman for the Independent Pilots Association -- the union for UPS pilots -- said.

    "We have a multi-layered approach, we have processes and procedures in place to ensure safety of shipments and our people," said UPS spokeswoman Elizabeth Rasberry, who would not provide details of security measures.

    The Cargo Airline Association also argues screening is adequate. "Better intelligence is the answer," said Steven Alterman, president of the association. "And the intelligence worked in this case."