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  • UPS shooter, fired Monday, returned day later to kill supervisors at Birmingham facility

    09/23/2014 12:03:01 PM PDT · by Bettyprob ^ | September 23, 2014 | Carol Robinson
    I was not among the group of distinguished newspaper columnists who dined with President Barack Obama at the White House the other night. I thought it strange to be left out, since I have been around covering politics longer -- and for more newspapers -- than most of the people who attended the event. Maybe the president never got around to reading my column or, more to the point, maybe he did. Or it could be that, although I have been called many things, distinguished is not one of them. Still, it is not as though I've been a stranger...
  • UPS Drivers Who Avoid Accidents for 25 Years Get Arm Patch and Bomber Jacket

    06/05/2014 7:11:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6-5-14 | Lauara Stevens
    Chadd Bunker says his friends and relatives tell him he drives like an old man. Roll through a stop sign? He would never do that. Exceed the speed limit? Not on your life. He makes three right turns to avoid a left. He can be annoying. But Mr. Bunker, who is only 48 years old, is no ordinary driver. He recently became one of the proud, lucky few to reach the delivery driver equivalent of Eagle Scout—the United Parcel Service Inc. UPS +0.12% 's Circle of Honor. The award goes to those who manage to drive their big brown trucks...
  • If You Get A Misdelivered Package, UPS Will Give A Stranger Your Home Address

    04/25/2014 5:33:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/25/2014 | Kashmir Hill
    Last week, UPS dropped off a package on the porch of Jay Friedman’s home in Plano, Texas. But the delivery man had made a mistake. The medium-sized cardboard box that looked like it might contain a shirt was addressed to the right house number, but to a different (similar-sounding) street and a different zip code. Misdeliveries happen. No big deal. But two hours later, a stranger showed up at Friedman’s door. “He was like, ‘I’m here to get my package,” says Friedman, who later posted about the episode on Facebook and tweeted at UPS about it. UPS spokesperson Dan Cardillo...
  • Why UPS Trucks Don't Turn Left

    04/06/2014 7:26:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 67 replies
    Priceonomics ^ | 4-4-14 | Alex Mayyasi
    In 2004, UPS announced a new policy for its drivers: the right way to get to any destination was to avoid left-hand turns. Even if that means following this route that a UPS driver described to an incredulous press member: "We're gonna make a right turn onto 135th to Western. We'll make another right on Western down to 139th. Righ turn on 139th and go down to the end of the block and we'll make another right turn." When better tracking systems emerged in 2001, the package delivery service took a closer look at how trucks performed when delivering packages....
  • UPS Fires 250 Employees For Staging A 90-Minute Protest To Defend Co-Worker

    04/03/2014 3:01:46 PM PDT · by matt04 · 77 replies
    UPS is firing 250 Queens, N.Y., drivers for walking off the job during a 90-minute protest in February. The company dismissed 20 of the workers after their shifts Monday and issued notices of termination to another 230 employees, notifying them that they will be fired once the company has trained their replacements, UPS spokesman Steve Gaut told Business Insider. The workers were protesting the dismissal of longtime employee and union activist Jairo Reyes, who was fired over an hours dispute, according to Gaut. The New York Daily News first reported on the firings. Local politicians are threatening to cancel city...
  • UPS Fires 250 Employees For Staging A 90-Minute Protest To Defend Coworker

    04/03/2014 7:47:30 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 61 replies
    business insider ^ | 4/2/14 | Hayley Peterson
    UPS is firing 250 Queens drivers for walking off the job during a 90-minute protest in February. The company dismissed 20 of the workers after their shifts Monday and issued notices of termination to another 230 employees, notifying them that they will be fired once the company has trained their replacements, UPS spokesman Steve Gaut told Business Insider. The workers were protesting the dismissal of long-time employee and union activist Jairo Reyes, who was fired over an hours dispute, according to Gaut. The New York Daily News first reported on the firings. The local branch of the Teamsters union that...
  • The Drone That Shot Down the Feds

    03/22/2014 7:47:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3-21-14 | David Feith
    Hong Kong Jeff Bezos at Amazon hasn't done it. Nor has Fred Smith at FedEx FDX +0.21% or Scott Davis at UPS. No American CEO has persuaded Washington to relax its chokehold on commercial drone use in the United States. But this month a 29-year-old Austrian entrepreneur living here in Asia broke Washington's drone monopoly, winning a court case that may clear the way for drones to deliver packages to your doorstep. Overseas and at home, the U.S. government has pioneered the use of drones for military, intelligence and law-enforcement purposes. But while other countries have applied drones—usually smaller, simpler,...
  • Late Deliveries and Misplaced Blame

    12/30/2013 12:06:01 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 13 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 30, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Many are complaining this week – mostly the typically anti-business leftists, who can never resist a chance, legitimate or not, to attack the private sector – because some presents weren’t delivered by Christmas. Some are even calling for class-action suits, perhaps because they think that this certain type of predatory lawyer needs a stimulus program. Now, it should be obvious that there’s no conspiracy by the private sector to sadden spouses and children or to defraud businesses. A lot of orders were placed at the last minute, more than the transportation network could handle. We could leave it at that....
  • Blumenthal Calls on UPS to Issue Refunds For Delayed Packages

    12/27/2013 8:03:31 AM PST · by Biggirl · 72 replies
    Capital Watch ^ | December 27, 2013 | Daniela Altimari
    Former Attorney General and current U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is calling on United Parcel Service to issue refunds to customers whose gifts did not arrive in time for Christmas. “I am disappointed to learn that so many consumers in Connecticut and across the country made purchases this holiday season expecting their gifts to arrive in time for Christmas, but instead were left empty-handed,” the Democratic senator from Connecticut said in a press release.
  • UPS, FedEx snags delay Santa's sleigh

    12/25/2013 10:45:09 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 47 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12/25/2013 | Scott Mayerowitz
    NEW YORK -- Santa's sleigh didn't make it in time for Christmas for some this year due to shipping problems at UPS and FedEx. The delays were blamed on poor weather earlier this week in parts of the country as well as overloaded systems. The holiday shopping period this year was shorter than usual, and Americans' tendency to wait until the last possible second to shop probably didn't help either.
  • UPS system overload delays Christmas Eve deliveries

    12/25/2013 10:23:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 66 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/25/13 | Becky Bratu
    UPS dumped a load of coal in Christmas stockings across America on Wednesday, blaming bad weather and high volume for failing to deliver packages in time for the holiday. "The volume of air packages in our system exceeded the capacity in our network as demand was much greater than the forecast," UPS spokeswoman Natalie Godwin said Tuesday in a statement. "As a result a small percentage of packages was delayed and will not be delivered today, Tuesday, Christmas Eve." Godwin said the company expects a majority of the packages to be delivered on the day after Christmas. It is unclear...
  • Network TV is awfully quiet about UPS dropping insurance coverage because of Obamacare.....

    08/22/2013 6:52:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC | 8/22/13
    Maybe I have missed it, but scanning the Obama worshipping media today, I've seen SCARCE coverage of 15,000 people losing health insurance because of the Clown's Death Panels.
  • UPS drops spousal coverage, teachers get hours cut due to ObamaCare

    08/21/2013 8:33:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/21/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Thanks to the delayed employer mandate in ObamaCare, we are now sixteen months away from enforcement of those statutes, even though they go into effect in four months. Are employers taking a break from ObamaCare prep? Not hardly. Today we have three new stories about how the perverse incentives of the ACA will impact workers, starting with UPS, which has just announced that it will stop offering health-care coverage to spouses — and explicitly cites ObamaCare as the reason (via Jim Geraghty and Jeryl Bier): United Parcel Service Inc. plans to remove thousands of spouses from its medical plan because...
  • DemocratCare: UPS To Drop 15k Spouses From Coverage, Young Men Punished With Higher Rates

    08/21/2013 7:44:09 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 12 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/21/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Like the car salesman in National Lampoon’s Vacation (played by Eugene Levy) said: “You think you hate it now, but wait ’til you drive it!” The same applies to the Affordable Healthcare Act (aka, Obamacare). levycar Now UPS has announced that it is cutting 15,000 spouses from healthcare coverage. This is effectively another way that Obamacare raises the cost of healthcare. This, of course, is outrageous, the government telling companies what they can and cannot do for healthcare coverage. Why will you hate Obamacare once you drive it? 1. Forced forced home inspections by gov’t agents: Under Obamacare, government agents...
  • Great: UPS Responds to Obamacare By Dropping Spousal Coverage

    08/21/2013 7:20:27 AM PDT · by massmike · 25 replies ^ | 08/21/2013 | Jim Geraghty
    United Parcel Service Inc. plans to remove thousands of spouses from its medical plan because they are eligible for coverage elsewhere. The Atlanta-based logistics company points to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as a big reason for the decision, reports Kaiser Health News. The decision comes as many analysts are downplaying the Affordable Care Act’s effect on companies such as UPS, noting that the move reflects a long-term trend of shrinking corporate medical benefits, Kaiser Health News reports. But UPS repeatedly cites Obamacare to explain the decision, adding fuel to the debate over whether it erodes traditional employer coverage,...
  • UPS to drop 15,000 spouses from insurance, cites Obamacare

    08/21/2013 5:22:33 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 48 replies
    Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | Aug 21, 2013, 5:13am EDT Updated: Aug 21, 2013, 7:13am EDT
    United Parcel Service Inc. plans to remove thousands of spouses from its medical plan because they are eligible for coverage elsewhere. The Atlanta-based logistics company points to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as a big reason for the decision, reports Kaiser Health News.
  • Ill-fated UPS jet was on autopilot seconds before crash

    08/17/2013 5:15:47 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 92 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 08/17/13 | Verma Gates
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - The UPS cargo jet that crashed in Alabama this week, killing its two crew members, was flying on autopilot until seconds before impact, even after an alert that it was descending too quickly, authorities said on Saturday "The autopilot was engaged until the last second of recorded data," said Robert Sumwalt, a senior official with the National Transportation Safety Board.
  • BREAKING: FAA: UPS jet crashes in Birmingham, Ala.

    08/14/2013 4:26:40 AM PDT · by The Working Man · 227 replies
    CBS 12 News ^ | August 14, 2013 | Michele Wright
    <p>BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal aviation official says a large UPS cargo plane has crashed near an airport in Birmingham, Ala.</p> <p>Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen tells The Associated Press that the A300 plane crashed on approach to the airport before dawn Wednesday.</p>
  • UPS pays $40 million in drug delivery probe

    03/29/2013 3:59:50 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 23 replies
    THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION ^ | 03/29/2013 | Kelly Yamanouchi
    Sandy Springs-based UPS will pay $40 million to resolve a federal investigation into its role in shipping drugs for illegal online pharmacies. The company cooperated with the investigation and will not be prosecuted, according to the agreement with the the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California. UPS will also put in place a compliance program aimed at ensuring illegal online pharmacies do not use its services to distribute drugs.
  • Now Obama targets your FedEx, UPS packages

    03/19/2013 9:21:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    wnd ^ | 3/19/13 | staff
    The Obama administration is demanding the nation’s two biggest shipping companies police the contents of Americans’ sealed packages, and a FedEx spokesman is warning that the move “has the potential to threaten the privacy of all customers that send or receive packages.” FedEx and UPS are in the Justice Department’s cross-hairs for not flagging shipments of illegally prescribed drugs the companies say they had no way of knowing were in their possession. Criminal charges could be coming against the carriers, even though the government has not alleged any deliberate wrongdoing by the companies. FedEx spokesman Patrick Fitzgerald said his company...
  • Look which companies dumping Boy Scouts

    02/05/2013 10:50:39 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 81 replies ^ | 2-5-2013 | Art Moore
    Major corporations that have donated to the Boy Scouts of America in recent years are largely remaining quiet ahead of the highly anticipated vote Wednesday on the organization’s policy on homosexuals, but some have made it clear their money will go only to groups that don’t discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. In 2010, the latest year for which figures are available, the top donors to the Scouts, listed in descending order according to amount, were Intel, Emerson, Verizon, 3M, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Pfizer, Valero, UPS, U.S. Bank, Eli Lilly and Co., GE, Monsanto, Medtronic, PNC, Nationwide,...
  • Homeowner: UPS employee caught red-handed stealing Christmas gift

    12/23/2012 12:38:56 AM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    KHOU ^ | 12.23.2012 | Jeff McShan/KHOU
    HOUSTON -- Sitting in front of his computer, Al Alverson said he couldn't believe what he saw when went back to look at surveillance video recorded from a camera he had installed above his front door three years ago. Wednesday, he and his wife Sandra Alverson were expecting two Christmas gifts that they had purchased online to be delivered, but when they got home, one of them -- delivered by Federal Express -- wasn't there. They thought it was strange because the delivery company emailed them a notification confirming the package had been dropped off earlier that morning. "It said...
  • Watch This UPS Driver Steal An iPad Mini (FedEX Pkg) And Get Caught

    12/21/2012 10:35:11 AM PST · by blam · 34 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-21-2012 | Kevin Smith
    Watch This UPS Driver Steal An iPad Mini And Get Caught Kevin SmithDecember 21, 2012 Earlier today a video leaked via Reddit of a UPS driver stealing a package from the front porch of a home. The package contained an iPad mini, a Christmas present for the homeowner's daughter. The package had been dropped off earlier by a FedEx delivery person but a UPS delivery guy came up, inspected the package and walked off with it. The act would have gone unpunished had the homeowner not installed a camera at his doorstep. The video has since been removed from YouTube...
  • Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage

    12/12/2012 5:21:40 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 February 2011 | Daniel Sayani
    This article analyzes the history of labor union violence, and how Rep. Capuano's comments are a perfect continuation of this historical truth. Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage The New American 28 February 2011 The raging union-led protests in Wisconsin have resulted in many Americans taking a closer, more critical look at labor unions and their political clout and influence in shaping policy. With the ubiquitous announcement from AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka that he is granted an audience at the White House “nearly every day,” the American people have become more skeptical of unions and the role...
  • Fake UPS Delivery Notices Carry Malware

    11/28/2012 12:55:32 PM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 10 replies ^ | 11/28/2012 | Chris Boyd
    There may only be 26 days until Christmas, but you can get your hands on a jolly bundle of “My computer is on fire and would you like a mince pie” considerably faster than that. Here’s a rather seasonal looking fake UPS delivery notification, claiming in broken English that “Your package delivered to the nearest Postal Office. When receiving, please show a mailing receipt. Address of the nearest office you can find on our website”.
  • UPS Ends Grants to Boy Scouts Over Discrimination

    11/13/2012 10:53:41 AM PST · by massmike · 36 replies ^ | 11/13/2012 | By MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press
    The philanthropic arm of shipping giant UPS said it will no longer give money to the Boy Scouts of America as long as the group discriminates against gays, the second major corporation to recently strip funding from the scouts. The UPS Foundation made the change Thursday after an online petition protesting its annual grants to the Boy Scouts attracted more than 80,000 signatures. UPS, based in Atlanta, follows computer chip maker Intel in withdrawing corporate support for the Boy Scouts. The UPS Foundation gave more than $85,000 to the Boy Scouts in 2011, according to its federal tax return. Federal...
  • UPS ends grants to Boy Scouts over discrimination

    11/12/2012 3:01:58 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 70 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 12, 2012
    ATLANTA (AP) -- The UPS Foundation says it will no longer give grants to the Boy Scouts of America as long as the group excludes gays and lesbians from being scouts or scout leaders. The philanthropic arm of the Atlanta-based shipping giant made the change Thursday after an online petition protesting the foundation's annual grants to the Boy Scouts attracted more than 80,000 signatures.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Apple Has Destroyed 490,000 American Jobs

    05/04/2012 4:57:06 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 202 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 1, 2012, 12:02 PM | Eric Platt and Ben Duronio
    After taking heat for shipping jobs to China and contracting to employers with questionable labor conditions, Apple (rather publicly) took credit for creating more than half a million jobs in the U.S. 514,000 to be exact.  That figure included nearly 50,000 employees in its retail network and its corporate headquarters, where products are designed. But it also included FedEx and UPS employees who deliver its products and employees at Corning who make glass for iPads and iPhones. So Apple basically counts anyone vaguely associated with the company or its products as a job that Apple created. But what about the...
  • The Incredible Shrinking Postal Service

    03/18/2012 10:21:29 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 47 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 15, 2012 | Peter Hannaford
    Let's say you own a store with a good clientele, but sales have been slipping in recent years. A new store with new products has faster service at lower prices and is open 24/7. You're losing money. What do you do?
  • FedEx vows to track down delivery man who tossed computer monitor over fence

    12/21/2011 5:01:20 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 20, 2011 | Daily Mail
    FedEx has vowed to track down the deliveryman who was caught on video carelessly tossing a computer monitor over a fence during a delivery. Company spokeswoman Shea Leordeanu would not say what would become of the employee once they find him, but added: 'This won't be his best day.' The hilariously sad clip of a FedEx delivery man chucking the computer monitor has attracted nearly 200,000 viewers on YouTube in a single day, many of whom expressed fears that their holiday packages would be treated with the same regard.
  • Now You're Messin' with a Son of a B*tch!

    09/11/2011 7:17:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | September 11, 2011 | Doug Giles
    Apparently, I need to get a new dictionary. Yep, according to Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa the definition of a “son of a bitch” has changed. Originally, “son of a bitch” (n), was a term chiefly used in the United States to describe an odious scallywag whom everyone disliked or something that was very difficult or unpleasant, such as, “that lug nut on that wheel was one tight son of a bitch.” Additionally, “son of a bitch” was used to express surprise, disappointment or anger. For instance, I hear that’s what Ted Nugent shouted last year when he bumped into Rosie...
  • The Post Office May Shut Down This Winter Unless Congress Authorizes A Bailout

    09/05/2011 6:03:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 116 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/04/2011 | Zeke Miller
    “Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep the postmen from their appointed rounds.” But unless Congress steps in, bankruptcy will. The New York Times reports that unless the House and Senate take drastic action in the next few months, one of the nation's oldest institutions — which employs 574,000 Americans — may be forced to shut down. A combination of labor costs and a declining number of packages and letters has the United States Postal Service running short on cash. The independent government agency will be unable to make a $5.5 billion payment to its employee healthcare...
  • Yemen UPS Bomb Scare Is A Hoax : Youtube confirms NO Explosives

    10/31/2010 3:35:30 PM PDT · by sushiman · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Pardon me if this is old news . I'm in Japan and just woke up . Couldn't finy anything via search .
  • Yemeni arrested, al-Qaida bomber eyed in mail plot ( Sat updates )

    10/30/2010 9:06:44 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Sat Oct 30, 7:41 pm ET | EILEEN SULLIVAN and AHMED AL-HAJ, Associated Press
    SAN'A, Yemen – Yemeni police arrested a woman on suspicion of mailing a pair of bombs powerful enough to take down airplanes, officials said Saturday as details emerged about a terrorist plot aimed at the U.S. that exploited security gaps in the worldwide shipping system. Investigators were hunting Yemen for more suspects tied to al-Qaida and several U.S. officials identified the terrorist group's top explosives expert in Yemen as the most likely bombmaker.The explosives, addressed to Chicago-area synagogues, were pulled off airplanes in England and the United Arab Emirates early Friday morning, touching off a tense search for other devices....
  • Yemen parcel bombmaker believed to be al Qaeda terrorist Ibrahim Hassan Al Asiri

    10/30/2010 7:54:43 PM PDT · by thouworm · 35 replies ^ | 10-30-2010 | William Lowther
    Ibrahim Hassan Al Asiri --- "believed to be the movement's resident bombmaking expert - skills he first put to chilling use in a suicide attack in which he recruited his own younger brother, Abdullah, 23, to act as the "martyr". The attack was an audacious attempt on the life of the Saudi Deputy Minister of the Interior, Prince Muhammad Abdul Aziz Al-Saud..."
  • Yemeni President bars US commando raid on al Qaeda package plotters

    10/30/2010 6:31:24 PM PDT · by Saije · 29 replies
    Debka ^ | 10/30/2010 | Debka
    The mastermind of the Al Qaeda (AQAP) plot to plant explosive packages aboard US-bound air freighters is identified by DEBKAfile's exclusive counter-terror sources as Ibrahim Hassan Al Asiri, a Saudi Arabian. He is hiding out at the main Al Qaeda fighting base in the Yemeni province of Al Gouf, 140 kilometers south of Sanaa. Our sources also reveal that Saturday night, Oct. 30, Yemeni president Abdullah Ali Saleh was still refusing to allow Washington to land US special forces in Al Gouf to wipe out the al Qaeda bastion which has so far resisted all the Yemeni army's efforts to...
  • White House: "Potential suspicious packages on two planes in transit to US" (October Surprise)

    10/29/2010 11:05:40 AM PDT · by quesney · 56 replies
    fice of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release October 29, 2010 Statement of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs Last night, intelligence and law enforcement agencies discovered potential suspicious packages on two planes in transit to the United States. Based on close cooperation among U.S. government agencies and with our foreign allies and partners, authorities were able to identify and examine two suspicious packages, one in East Midlands, United Kingdom, and one in Dubai. Both of these packages originated from Yemen. As a result of security precautions triggered by this threat, the additional measures were taken regarding the flights at...
  • BREAKING: 2 UPS Planes Isolated At Philadelphia International Airport [radiological component?]

    10/29/2010 7:40:47 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 266 replies
    BREAKING: 2 UPS Planes Isolated At Philadelphia International Airport October 29, 2010 9:56 AM From Jessica McWilliams PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Authorities have isolated two cargo planes are Philadelphia International Airport following a report of a suspicious package. Local and federal authorities are investigating a suspicious package aboard a cargo plane that landed at Philadelphia International Airport at about 9 a.m. Friday. A second UPS plane was isolated near the UPS terminal before take off. Authorities say a crew member aboard an inbound UPS plane from Paris, France notified authorities on approach about a suspicious package. The crew member described a...
  • Customers be aware of fraudulent package delivery messages sent by email

    09/28/2010 9:48:16 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 7 replies
    Customers may be receiving email messages that allege to be from the U.S. Postal Service that contain fraudulent information about attempted or intercepted package delivery. If opened, the messages instruct customers to click on a link to find out more about when they can expect delivery of their "package." Simply delete the message without taking any further action. The Postal Service Inspection Service is aware of the problem and working hard to resolve the issue and shut down the malicious program. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused our customers. For additional information on the virus or to report...
  • UPS and Homeland Security - UPDATE - IT WAS UPS AND THE TEAMSTERS

    09/14/2010 6:35:02 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 35 replies
    Me | Follow up to Earlier Post | JessDuntno
    I own a small business. About two hours ago, a woman came through the door marked NO ADMITTANCE EMPLOYEES ONLY and started talking to one of the guys, asking questions about the business. He tried to point out to her that she had just walked through a door that was pretty clearly marked as for employees only and she waved that off and produced a business card that said she was a UPS Representative. she starts to explain that she is here by request of Homeland Security and is doing a checkup on our business because we do a lot...
  • UPS and Homeland Security

    09/14/2010 4:26:12 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 81 replies
    Me Self | 5 Mins Ago | JessDuntno
    I own a small business. About two hours ago, a woman came through the door marked NO ADMITTANCE EMPLOYEES ONLY and started talking to one of the guys, asking questions about the business. He tried to point out to her that she had just walked through a door that was pretty clearly marked as for employees only and she waved that off and produced a business card that said she was a UPS Representative. The guy said, so does that mean you work here? Some of our guys have an attitude, you see. I don't know where they get it,...
  • UPS cargo plane crashes in Dubai, killing two

    09/05/2010 1:04:51 AM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | Sept 3, 2010 | Staff
    A cargo plane has crashed at an air force base shortly after take-off from Dubai airport, killing two crew members on board, officials say. There were no injuries on the ground and commercial air traffic was not affected, they added. The plane was a Boeing 747 belonging to US company United Parcel Service (UPS).
  • Two Dead As Cargo Plane Crashes In Dubai

    09/03/2010 4:11:56 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 3 replies
    Sky Newa ^ | Sept 3rd 2010 | Tom Bonnett
    The United Parcel Service (UPS) aircraft ran into technical trouble shortly after leaving for Germany from Dubai International Airport. The Boeing 747-400 was diverted to a nearby air force base but caught fire, hit a covered parking lot, then bounced and crashed, a government source said. There were no injuries on the ground. The plane suddenly vanished, Saif al-Suwaidi, general manager of civil aviation in Dubai, said. "The pilot reported fire and smoke in the cockpit and was instructed to return to Dubai," Mr Suwaidi said. "After failing to land at the airport, the plane disappeared from radar screens and...
  • Brown Bailout Provision ( Teamsters try to unionize FedX with legislation )

    07/31/2010 10:43:09 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies · 2+ views ^ | July 19, 2010 | by admin
    The following is an excerpt from a commentary in Barron’s calling for legislators to keep their “hands off competition in package delivery.” Editorial Commentary: “Tilting the Playing Field”Barron’s, July 19, 2010By Thomas G. Donlan “…FedEx is defending a piece of ground called the Railway Labor Act; UPS is trying to run a tank called the National Labor Relations Act over the FedEx position.All sides in the dispute agree that FedEx has a competitive advantage over UPS because FedEx doesn’t have a union.FedEx operates under the Railway Labor Act because it was created as an airline (it would take a Ph.D....
  • UPS vs. FEDEX: Ultimate Whiteboard Remix (UPS unions can't win in busines so they clear the field)

    You may have heard the UPS is in quite the political fight with FEDEX. Though both are package-delivery companies, they're governed by totally different federal labor rules. As a result, UPS's workforce is much more heavily unionized than FEDEX's—and more than twice as expensive. So now UPS is trying to get FEDEX reclassified under federal law as a way of screwing a competitor. That's horrendous, but it also makes a sick kind of business sense. And it also reveals the real villain: A government that is big enough to absolutely, positively guarantee it can screw any business. Overnight. "UPS Vs....
  • Fake UPS Man Pistol Whips, Tases Woman in Home

    06/18/2010 4:11:12 AM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 9 replies · 564+ views
    News Channel 8 ^ | June 17, 2010 | Don Parker
    WASHINGTON - Most of us don't have any suspicion when we see a UPS delivery man coming to the door. It's a familiar sight: a knock at the door, the brown suit, a package for delivery. But it's no longer a trusted sight for a woman who lives in the District. Wednesday she and her husband were attacked and robbed inside their home by a man dressed in a UPS uniform. "It just really hit me today what happened," she said today. She said a man in a brown UPS uniform came to her door around 7:30 a.m. while she...
  • UPS truck smashes into Hirshhorn Museum

    05/11/2010 3:25:12 AM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 20 replies · 758+ views ^ | May 11, 2010 | Staff report
    WASHINGTON - A UPS truck jumped a curb and broke through a concrete barrier, crashing into the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on the National Mall Monday night. The truck loaded with packages sheered off an ornamental light pole and plowed through a row of flower pots. It went into the plate-glass window of the museum's lobby about 8:30 p.m. The window, which is punctured at its base, is a spider web of cracks.
  • Witnesses: Plane crashes into building near Roanoke Regional Airport

    03/30/2010 10:31:43 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 79 replies · 7,005+ views
    WSLS News ^ | 3-30-10 | Staff
    <p>WSLS News Staff NEWS@WSLS.COM Published: March 30, 2010 » 0 Comments | Post a Comment 12:59 p.m. ROANOKE - Wintesses tell WSLS that a plane has crashed into a building by Roanoke Regional Airport. WSLS’s Roanoke Wachovia Towercam can see heavy smoke rising from the area. More information as we get it.</p>
  • Woman gets box of drugs, by mistake

    02/25/2010 10:54:14 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies · 1,507+ views
    News Channel 36 ^ | February 25, 2010 | Beth Shayne
    SALISBURY -- When Sarah Leach opened the box UPS had delivered, she fully expected to find a new computer she'd ordered. Instead, she says, she found packing peanuts and something that was clearly not a laptop -- several shrink-wrapped packages full of thousands of dollars worth of drugs. Leach called police immediately. She was so frightened she waited for them to arrive on her front stoop.
  • What can brown (UPS) do for you? Absolutely nothing.

    02/05/2010 6:19:59 PM PST · by dangus · 83 replies · 1,808+ views
    Vanity ^ | 2-5-10 | Vanity
    So I'm trying to get a dear present delivered, and I call UPS. It's supposed to be delivered Tuesday, but supposedly there's an accident in Jacksonville, FL, so it's late. It doesn't show up on Wednesday. UPS tells me that it missed its shipment, so it didn't make it... even though it had a whole extra day to get it there. Thursday, it "didn't leave Richmond fast enough." So, Friday (today, when it absolutely had to be here) I was nervous about the arriving snowstorm. At 1 o'clock: "No problem, it's on the truck, and it'll get delivered." At 6...