The NTSB will call witnesses to discuss how UPS trains pilots for approaches like the one the accident crew was flying to Birmingham, which required them to stay clear of unlit hills near the runway without a radio beam to ensure they were at the correct altitude, according to the release.
With the delivery volume growth rate during the holiday period almost twice what UPS had projected, the company had to add 30,000 more workers than planned, boosting fourth-quarter expenses by as much as $150 million, Chief Executive Officer Scott Davis said today on a conference call. Some packages still didn’t arrive at their destinations by Christmas, causing refunds that sliced quarterly revenue by $50 million.
UPS was undone in December by a big increase in online shopping and a crush of last-minute orders by shoppers who jumped on offers of free shipping until the final days before Christmas. An unusually late Thanksgiving added to UPS’ challenge by shrinking the traditional shopping-and-shipping season by several days.
In a vote counted Friday, Teamsters-represented workers rejected the Western Pennsylvania supplement to the national contract for the second time, 1,230 to 430, according to the national International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
Splinter-group Teamsters for a Democratic Union said employees rejected the contract in part over health-care benefit issues.
District Attorney Robert Johnson’s office says it’s looking into the claims in Mohanie Sukhu’s lawsuit. She alleges that when she was summoned last summer to UPS loss prevention manager James Jiggets’ office, he forced her to perform oral sex on him and then attempted to remove her pants to have sex with her