State of the News

This week on State of the News, we’ll check in with Stephanie Steitzer from the C-J’s Frankfort Bureau about state furloughs, prison overpopulation, and more. Then we’ll turn to metro news and hear from WFPL reporters about what’s new in the metro. Finally we’ll see what’s news in the business world with journalists from Business First. Join us to hear about headlines you may have missed and the details behind the stories.  Listen to the Show

State Workers to be Furloughed Six Days

by Stephanie Crosby State workers will be furloughed a total of six days in the upcoming fiscal year, according to a proposal released today by the Personnel Cabinet. The budget approved by the General Assembly requires $131-million in expenditure reductions this fiscal year and $169-million dollars the year after that. Some of that savings will… Continue reading State Workers to be Furloughed Six Days

UPS Pilot Furloughs Begin

by Stephanie Crosby Furloughs have begun for 54 UPS pilots. They are the first in a two-year series of layoffs at the shipping giant, whose air hub is located in Louisville. The layoffs were originally announced in February. Independent Pilots Association spokesperson Brian Gaudet says the union offered to save the company money through a series of… Continue reading UPS Pilot Furloughs Begin

UPS Moving Ahead With Pilot Furlough Plans

United Parcel Service say unless its pilots union agrees to more money-saving measures, the company will begin laying off hundreds of pilots later this year. In order to avoid furloughs last year, the Independent Pilots Assocation took some voluntary cost-cutting steps, including taking leave time, early retirement and making sick bank contributions. UPS says with… Continue reading UPS Moving Ahead With Pilot Furlough Plans

UPS And IPA Reach Cost-Cutting Agreement

United Parcel Service and its pilots’ union have announced an agreement that the two sides say will avert the furloughs of 300 UPS pilots. The package handler said earlier this year it would be forced to lay off the pilots because of a drop in business due to the recession. UPS and the Independent Pilots… Continue reading UPS And IPA Reach Cost-Cutting Agreement