The sound of construction work halting at UPS’ Plainfield hub: ‘We rise together, homie!’ – Indy Star

Antoine Dangerfield didn’t set out to become a labor leader

The work stoppage centered around two contractors: Material Handling Systems Inc., a Louisville-area contractor that is building the UPS hub, and Contractors Resource Inc., a Texas staffing firm, which Dangerfield said employed him and his co-workers.

The last straw, Dangerfield said, was when the manager in question became angry and forced some Hispanic workers to leave after no one agreed to translate for him during a safety meeting. Dangerfield said the manager had a reputation for treating white workers well, but was “hard on everybody else.”

MHS in a statement called the dispute that led to the walk off a matter of “confusion.”

How UPS Is Getting Back Into Good Shape – Motley Fool

The parcel delivery giant is taking important steps to improve its productivity.

After years of underperforming its key rival, FedEx Corporation, United Parcel Service stock is managing to eke out an outperformance, and it’s also slightly positive in 2018 as I write. What’s more, most of the move took place after the recent second-quarter results. Clearly, UPS is doing something right. Let’s take a look at what that is and why it might prove to be a catalyst for future stock improvement.

Shop Owner Says UPS Offers To Pay For Packages Tossed In Dumpster – CBS

A Brooklyn mechanic shop owner says UPS has offered to compensate him for two packages that were tossed into a dumpster by a deliveryman.

In an exclusive interview, Eric Nocera told CBS2’s Marc Liverman a couple weeks ago, he ordered a set of $1,000 headlights for a car he was repairing.

He later noticed a note saying two packages had been placed into his dumpster. When he looked inside, there was nothing there. So he checked his surveillance cameras.

“He looks around, sees that I’m closed,” Nocera said. “He puts them on the ground, looks around. I see him scan the two packages, and he opens the dumpster.”

Working Overtime Can Be Essential Job Function – SHRM

The ability to work overtime can be an essential job function under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled, deferring to United Parcel Service’s (UPS’s) explanation that overtime was essential given unpredictable increases in workload, such as during the holidays and inclement weather.

The plaintiff worked for UPS as a delivery driver for more than 30 years. After multiple physical ailments due to a back injury and a degenerative hip condition, his doctor determined that he was unable to work more than eight hours per day. UPS, however, required delivery delivers to be available for overtime work, up to 9.5-hour days. When the plaintiff informed his manager of his work limitation, his manager allegedly told him, “Congratulations. Your career at UPS is now over. … UPS won’t allow anybody to work with a permanent restriction.”