Moving Closer To A Strike, UPS Aircraft Mechanics File New Request To Be Released From Mediated Negotiations

After Years of Contract Delays, Teamsters Local 2727 Members Say Negotiations Are at an Impasse LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following close to four years of UPS refusing to bargain fairly on a new contract with its aircraft mechanics and related classifications, the workforce of approximately 1,300 employees who maintain the company’s air fleet filed a new request with the National Mediation Board (NMB) today asking to be released from mediated contract negotiations with the  company. The workers – represented by Teamsters Local 2727 – first requested to be released from mediated negotiations earlier this year. Since then, UPS has refused…

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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo Celebrates First Ever World Gorilla Day

    Global Celebration of Gorillas Kicks off September 24   Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo joins the global conservation community in celebrating the first ever World Gorilla Day on September 24. World Gorilla Day creates the opportunity for people all over the world to come together in celebrating the gorilla, and more importantly, taking action to protect gorillas in the wild. The inaugural year for World Gorilla Day also marks the 50th anniversary of Karisoke Research Center, operated by The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (DFGFI). Established by Dian Fossey, Karisoke is the longest running gorilla field study site dedicated to…