The Teamster Revolt Against the Hoffa Era – Jacobin

Willie Ford listened to the conference call in disbelief from the cab of his tractor trailer on I-95 as the Teamster election monitor announced the results of the contract vote covering 250,000 workers at UPS.

Ford, a leader of Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU), and rank-and-file activists like him, had spent months organizing the UPS Teamster United campaign to win contract improvements.

But UPS management and top Teamster officials agreed to givebacks, including a two-tier wage scale for drivers, and spent millions on a coordinated campaign to promote and push through their concessionary deal.

Now was the moment of truth.

 

UPS asks Memphis for $38M in tax breaks for additional expansions – Atlanta Business Chronicle

UPS is among a pair of companies currently enjoying Tennessee tax incentives that are asking for more from the Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) in the Memphis area.

Atlanta-based United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is asking for a $38 million tax break in Memphis and Shelby County to help it invest $217 million and create 25 jobs. Wisconsin-based City Brewing Co., d.b.a. Blues City Brewery, is seeking a $3.7 million abatement in exchange for investing $49 million and hiring 155.

The UPS Foundation Mobilizes Global Relief Network And Contributes An Initial $500,000 In Funding And Logistics Support For Relief Efforts In Australia, Puerto Rico And The Philippines

  • Support for key relief organizations is helping to bring urgently needed supplies to impacted families and animals across Australia.
  • As situations evolve in Puerto Rico and the Philippines, UPS is collaborating with relief organizations to bring essential supplies, with planned support for repair and reconstruction efforts.

The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS), announced today it is providing support to preeminent relief organizations bringing life-saving supplies and services to areas in Australia, Puerto Rico and the Philippines impacted by wildfires, earthquakes and the eruption of the Taal Volcano.

Former UPS Southwest operations center manager alleges age, race discrimination – SE Texas Record

UPS is facing a discrimination suit filed by a former employee who alleges he was discriminated against due to his age and being African American.

Kenneth White filed a compliant Jan. 6 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against United Parcel Service alleging age and discrimination and retaliation.

White, who is 54, began working for the United Parcel Service in 2005 and in 2017, served as business manager at the Southwest operations center. He alleges his supervisor made “embarrassing and demeaning age-related insults” including calling him “old dog.”