Notable workers’ rights cases heard by Neil Gorsuch – AP

President Donald Trump’s pick to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has heard dozens of workers’ rights cases on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Many conservatives hail Neil Gorsuch for sticking to the letter of the law and not letting personal views influence his rulings. Detractors note that he has, more often than not, sided with employers.

Some notable employee rights cases on which he has ruled:

SEX DISCRIMINATION

Strickland v. UPS: United Parcel Service worker Carole Strickland accused UPS of sex discrimination and of retaliating against her for taking two weeks of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act to deal with stress. Gorsuch disagreed with the majority that found UPS had discriminated against her based on her gender in violation of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. He wrote in his 2009 dissent that the allegation had not been proved, noting three male workers said the supervisor “harassed male employees in very much the same manner.” Gorsuch did agree with the majority on the retaliation claim.

 

 

UPS driver helps Phoenix officer detain suspect – ABC 15

According to police, the officer chased after the suspect, and as he was gaining ground on him, the suspect turned around and fought with the officer.

The officer was able to deploy his taser several times, but it had no effect. The officer was eventually able to catch the suspect and take him to the ground.

While the officer and suspect were struggling on the ground, UPS driver Adam Faz stopped and helped the officer gain control of the situation. Faz was on his regular route when he spotted the officer wrestling.

UPS airplane mechanics want to walk away from labor negotiations – Louisville Business First

The two sides have reached an impasse on health insurance — something we’ve been writing about for months now. In a news release, the Teamsters accuse UPS of trying to implement massive reductions in health benefits for these 1,200 maintenance workers. The union also said the company wants reductions in benefits for retirees.

U.S. labor laws contain many protections that aim to prevent a strike from happening at a major airline, as UPS has pointed out many times during our coverage of this. But the Teamsters argue that a strike could still happen.

UPS Breaks Ground On New Salt Lake City Regional Operations Facility

$275 million project will feature advanced automation technology to support 1,500 jobs

UPS (NYSE:UPS) will build a new regional operations hub in Salt Lake City that will be among the largest processing facilities in its global package network. The $275 million project joins other significant capital investments announced over the past 24 months focused on new construction combined with modernization and expansion of top tier UPS® hubs in the U.S. to address planned growth.

When completed in late 2018, the new 840,000 square foot facility will process 69,000 packages per hour as a complement to the existing 200,000 square foot operations in town.

UPS Applauds The Advancement Of Groundbreaking Global Customs Agreement

Customs deal helps propel exports by setting global standards

UPS (NYSE: UPS), commends the 110 countries who ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), a pact that will raise standards for customs processing and allow exports to reach their destinations more quickly and efficiently.

“TFA ushers in a new customs framework, making businesses more competitive and facilitating their growth through exports,” said David Abney, UPS Chairman and CEO. “By creating smarter rules that simplify how goods cross borders, this agreement will streamline the flow of commerce to meet the demands of the 21st-century economy.”