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UPS Profits Jump to $1.3 Billion

UPS profits for the second quarter went up, even though revenue is down. The company is squeezing more profits out of every package and every worker.

Taking on Harassment of Inside Workers

Is management handing out excessive discipline for misloads or missorts? Here are some steps you can take to protect yourself and other Teamsters. UPS has the right to expect employees, in this case preloaders and loaders, to work accurately. This is just common sense. But management frequently goes overboard from common sense to nonsense. Beating Unfair Discipline When challenging discipline for misloads or missorts, stewards should consider several factors including: Was the preloader or loader...

Top 10 Tips for Protecting Yourself from Harassment

May 20, 2015: What to Do When UPS Management Puts a Target on Your Back. Harassment isn’t an accident at UPS. It’s a strategy, called management-by-stress.   Under management-by-stress, the company uses harassment to try to intimidate us into working faster. Sometimes, they’re trying to provoke you into losing your temper. In extreme cases, they’ll try to harass workers into quitting.   TDU asked experienced package car stewards for suggestions on how Teamsters can protect themselves from harassment at UPS. Here were their Top 10 tips.  ...

Fired Teamster wins $6.6 Million from UPS?

Y. Peter Kang Portfolio Media. Inc. April 28, 2015 View the original piece Law360, Los Angeles (April 23, 2015, 8:16 PM ET) -- The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s punitive damages award of $6.6 million to a former employee of United Parcel Service Inc. who had alleged wrongful termination in connection with a previously filed overtime class action suit, ruling that the evidence was sufficient to support the jury’s verdict.Former employee Michael Marlo filed suit...

UPS Profits Climb

April 28, 2015: UPS announced it hauled in over $1 billion in profits in the first quarter. The numbers show that harassment and outsourcing are paying big dividends for UPS execs, at a steep price for UPS Teamsters. Hoffa and Ken Hall bragged the new contract would improve problems with harassment and Surepost. But that talk isn’t backed up by the numbers. UPS’s revenue was lower than expected, but profits were higher. That means that...
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