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UPS Worker Says She Was Fired Over COVID-19 Quarantine – Law 360

A former UPS Inc. employee said she was illegally fired for taking two weeks off in order to quarantine after she fell sick during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in California state court.

Susan Ramirez said she fell ill and was required by her doctor to quarantine for 14 days due to the pandemic but that UPS, her employer at the time, discriminated against her on the basis of medical leave by illegally firing her, according to the 12-page complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

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United Parcel Service: Things That Might Surprise You – Tough Nickel

United Parcel Services, also known as UPS, is a worldwide delivery and shipping company. It is the world’s largest package delivery service that had a humble beginning. It started out with a $100 loan for a small messenger service.

Today, UPS delivers packages to more than 220 nations and territories around the world with the help of 495,000 employees. The delivery service goes worldwide across roads, rails, air, and ocean.

About UPS

The service began in Seattle, Washington on August 28, 1907, but it was not called United Parcel Service at that time. The small service was called The American Messenger Company that focused mostly on package delivery to retail stores and not to individuals.

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News: UPS Announces New Environmental Commitment Supporting Underserved Communities Globally

UPS Commitment of Planting 50 Million Trees by 2030 Focuses on Promoting Global Equity and Well-being for Low-Income and Underserved Communities in Cities and Developing Areas

The growing urgency of supporting environmental and social justice efforts around the world has fueled a new commitment by UPS to plant more than 50 million trees by 2030, in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals period (2015-2030).

The new effort brings UPS’s commitment to environmental stewardship and reducing greenhouse gas emissions to a new level. While planting 50 million trees will have a measurable impact on the environment, UPS has evolved its strategy to focus on improving lives in Black and underserved communities in the U.S. and developing areas around the world. Through this new commitment, UPS will help to address environmental injustices by improving air quality, fostering better health outcomes, more job opportunities, more social engagement and creating safer and healthier neighborhoods.

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UPS Appoints Nikki Clifton To Lead The UPS Foundation, Announces Retirement Of Ed Martinez After 44 Years Of Distinguished Service

UPS today announced the appointment of Nicole “Nikki” Clifton as President of Social Impact and The UPS Foundation, effective November 1, and the retirement of Eduardo “Ed” Martinez. Nikki will lead UPS’s global philanthropy, social impact and community engagement efforts as part of UPS’s new Corporate Affairs, Communications and Sustainability team.

“Nikki’s wealth of experience in the corporate, legal and non-profit sectors has prepared her to step into this vital role at a pivotal time for our organization,” said UPS Chief Corporate Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Officer Laura Lane. “Her integrity, vision and passion make her ideal to lead our corporate social responsibility initiatives as we navigate challenges and opportunities to help build safer, more resilient and inclusive communities around the world.”

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What’s behind UPS’ big bet on Arrival? – Fleet Owner

Electric van maker Arrival has made a noticeable splash as the EV market continues to expand.

The EV market has a lot of players in it. In addition to the traditional manufacturers dipping their toes in the water, tech-focused firms like Nikola, Tesla and Lordstown are each finding ways to differentiate their offerings and capture valuable market share. Of course, the market continues to grow as UK-based Arrival is emerging from its stealth mode.

But, what really makes Arrival different?

Simply put, the company’s leadership team is adamant about reimagining the entire electric vehicle production process — building from a blank slate rather then trying to force EV into traditional designs.