UPS and Teamsters Reach Handshake Agreements with Chicago Area Local Unions

UPS is pleased that we have reached handshake agreements (Tentative Agreement, or “TA”) with Teamsters Locals 705 and 710. These are balanced agreements that meet the needs of both sides, and should be ratified. The parties have agreed to contract extensions, and we expect ratification by Local 705 and 710 members in January.

UPS is committed to deliver dependable service through the peak holiday season, and beyond. With a ratified agreement already in place for both the UPS Small Package and Freight National Master Agreements, UPS is poised for continued growth supported by greater flexibility to meet the needs of its customers.

UPS purchases 200 acres in Grafton and Shrewsbury for $18.3M – Worcester Business Journal

United Parcel Service has purchased more than 200 acres in Grafton and Shrewsbury as it prepares to build an 800,000-square-foot distribution facility.

According to land records with the Worcester County Registry of Deeds, the shipping giant purchased several different parcels from two different owners Thursday for a combined $18.3 million.

The land straddling the Grafton-Shrewsbury line was purchased from Aruss Investments Inc., Tonuse Inc. and the Worcester Business Development Corp.

UPS did not return a request for comment.

Georgia woman killed in crash involving UPS truck – 11 Alive

A Georgia woman was killed in a crash this morning on I-65 north in Clark County, Indiana.

According to police, she was a passenger in a minivan, that had to slow down to avoid hitting a tree, that had fallen across the interstate.

A UPS tractor trailer was behind the van and couldn’t stop in time. The truck rear ended the vehicle and pushed it into the guard rail.

UPS driver stops in pouring rain to free man’s wheelchair from muddy ground – WRAL

A UPS driver is being praised after his act of kindness was caught on camera by a passing driver in Moore County, NC.

Dot Brower said she was driving through the Pinecrest Plaza Shopping Center in Southern Pines on Nov. 2 when she noticed the UPS driver had stopped his truck and was running down a grassy hill in the rain.

The driver, Brower said, had left his truck to help a man whose electric wheelchair had become stuck in the soggy ground.