LouisvilleKY’s UPS commits $5 million to UofL

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – UPS, the world’s largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services with its main Global Air Hub located in Louisville, has committed $5 million to University of Louisville Athletics. “Our hope is that when someone is watching a game from the UPS Flight Deck, they’ll not only think of our beautiful aircraft flying overhead, but realize we’re connecting global communities with everything from medical supplies to e-commerce,” said Brendan Canavan, UPS Airlines President. “Continuing the relationship with the University of Louisville helps us educate a future workforce with the benefit…

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UPS Air Cargo Teamsters Ratify Contract in LouisvilleKY

New Agreement Covers Over 1,400 Mechanics and Related Classifications LOUISVILLE, Ky.,/PRNewswire/ — UPS aircraft mechanics and related employees at UPS Air Cargo have voted to ratify their newest contract with the company. The contract, which becomes amendable on November 1, 2023, makes UPS Air Cargo mechanics the highest-paid air cargo mechanics in the country by a wide margin. “We knew if we stuck together and stayed committed to protecting the pay and benefits we’ve earned over decades of hard work, we’d do what many thought was impossible and win big for our families, the future of our company and our customers,” said…

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LouisvilleKY’s Teamsters UPS Aircraft Mechanics To President Trump: “Stand With Workers Over Corporate Greed”

In the Letter, UPS Aircraft Mechanics and Related Employees Ask Trump to Hold UPS Accountable on its Promises to Workers Following Tax Reform LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 18, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — UPS aircraft mechanics and related classifications, who maintain the company’s massive air cargo fleet, are appealing directly to President Trump in a new letter alerting him to UPS executives’ refusal to invest their tax savings in employees and asking him, “Is there anything you can do, Mr. President, to help working people like us out and tell CEO David Abney to do the right thing?” Mechanics, who have been organizing and gathering signatures of support for…


New non-stop flight out of LouisvilleKY speeds shipments from U.S. to the Middle East

Recently deployed Boeing 747-8F improves time-in-transit by one day to key destinations in Middle East, a gateway to Africa & the Indian subcontinent Announcement follows news of UPS’s role as official logistics provider for Expo 2020 Dubai New flight enables greater capacity on the current Canada and U.S. to Middle East lane LOUISVILLE, KY and DUBAI, UAE, Feb. 5, 2018 /CNW/ – UPS (NYSE:UPS) is launching a daily non-stop flight from its Worldport®global air hub in Louisville, KY., to Dubai, UAE, improving time-in-transit from North and South America to key destinations in the Middle East by a full business day. The flight, operated with one of UPS’s new 747-8F freighters, is part of the build out of UPS’s smart…


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…


LouisvilleKY-based pilots ratify new contract with UPS

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — UPS pilots, represented by the Independent Pilots Association, today ratified a new five-year labor agreement. The contract ratified with more than 91 percent of the vote, with more than 98 percent of the eligible members casting ballots. The collective bargaining agreement, which goes into effect tomorrow, covers the more than 2,500 union pilots at UPS Airlines.  The new labor agreement becomes amendable on Sept. 1, 2021. Key components of the agreement include: An immediate pay increase of 14.65% and 3% annual wage increases over the life of the contract, for a compounded increase of…

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UPS breaks ground on $300 million expansion of LouisvilleKY Centennial Ground Hub facility

  Company creating up to 300 jobs as it adds space, equipment to serve customers more quickly LOUISVILLE, KY (August 25, 2016) – Mayor Greg Fischer and Gov. Matt Bevin today joined officials to break ground on the new $300 million expansion of the United Parcel Service (UPS) Centennial Ground Hub facility, which will create up to 300 full- and part-time jobs. “UPS is one of the major economic engines in the city and state,” said Fischer. “We are pleased that the company is continuing to invest to ensure outstanding service for shippers large and small.” The more than 580,000-square-foot…


LouisvilleKY-based UPS pilots union reach contract agreement with company

Pilots Reach Tentative Agreement On New Labor Contract Following Ratification Process, Would Go into Effect Sep 1, 2016 PR Newswire LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 30, 2016 LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Independent Pilots Association (IPA) and UPS Airlines (NYSE:UPS) today announced a tentative agreement on a new five-year labor contract. The comprehensive agreement provides for improvements across all sections of the contract. Specific details of the agreement will not be disclosed before the IPA presents the proposed contract to all UPS pilots. The contract must be ratified by a majority of UPS’s 2,600 pilots. The vote by the…


UPS pilots open Strike Center in Louisville Ky

Independent Pilots Association (UPS Pilots) Sees Negotiation “Crunch Time,” Opens Strike Center LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With negotiations for a new pilot contract nearing a critical juncture, the Independent Pilots Association (IPA), representing the pilots who fly for United Parcel Service (UPS), is opening a Strike Operations Center (SOC) at its Louisville headquarters. The Strike Center will serve as the pilots’ nerve center in the event of a UPS pilot strike. “After nearly five years of bargaining, which includes two years of concentrated federal mediation, it is now crunch time,” said Captain Robert Travis, President of the IPA….

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Louisville Ky Mayor to businesses: SummerWorks is ‘crucial’

  UPS among 2016 participants; hiring 100 in work/education effort     LOUISVILLE (March 7, 2016) – UPS will provide jobs to more than 100 young people this summer through a public-private program designed also to keep them on track to finish high school and go on to college, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today in launching his SummerWorks jobs program for 2016. “Summer jobs are critical building blocks for young people, and SummerWorks is crucial for the health of the local economy, because it creates a pipeline of future talent,” Fischer said.  “We want it to be the business culture…