UPS paying $2.25 million to avoid pregnancy discrimination lawsuit – Freightwaves

The agreement reached with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will provide payment to UPS workers who weren’t properly compensated while they were pregnant between 2012 and 2014. The settlement payment will be primarily the difference between short-term disability payments they received and the amount they would have received if they had been allowed to work, according to the EEOC.

The agency pointed out that until UPS changed its pregnancy policy in 2015, the company had provided light-duty assignments to employees who had been injured on the job, those with certain driving restrictions and those with disabilities – but not to pregnant employees. A UPS driver subsequently alleged that not doing so violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), which amended the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by prohibiting pregnancy discrimination.

The agreement also clarifies that UPS’ obligation to pregnant workers extends to both unionized and non-unionized workers.

UPS Recognized On Dow Jones Sustainability World Index For Seventh Consecutive Year

Also named to DJSI North America Index for 15th Straight Year

UPS (NYSE: UPS) made the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the seventh consecutive year and the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the 15th straight year. The highly-regarded indices evaluate companies on their sustainability performance and position UPS in the top 10% of sustainability performers among the 2,500 largest companies tracked in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.

“We’re excited to again be recognized as one of the world’s leaders in sustainability by DJSI,” said Rhonda Clark, president, corporate plant engineering, UPS. “It’s rewarding to see our long-standing commitment to the environment, our employees and the communities we serve globally being recognized by this prestigious listing.”

FedEx Rival UPS Could Continue to Forge Its Own Way to the Upside – Real Money

United Parcel Service Inc. was trading weaker Wednesday morning after rival FedEx Corp. sets profit guidance below expectations Tuesday night. The charts of the two shippers are quite different, so let’s take a few minutes to check out UPS.

In this daily bar chart of UPS, below, we can see a possible base pattern the past 12 months. We have a low in December and a retest or second bottom in late May. Prices broke out above the April highs in July and retested the breakout in August. UPS is above the rising 50-day moving average line and the rising 200-day line. A bullish golden cross of these two popular moving averages can be seen in early August.

UPS “Browns,” Company’s Iconic Uniform, Get A Makeover

  • First major redesign in decades to uniforms worn by 125,000 drivers worldwide
  • Company’s greatest brand ambassadors get new look and feel
  • Polo-style shirt, performance fabrics and reflective logos will improve driver comfort, safety and performance
  • Old uniform pieces will be recycled

UPS “Browns,” one of the world’s most iconic and recognizable corporate uniforms, are getting a makeover.