UPS To Begin First Wave Of Pilot Furloughs

United Parcel Service says the first wave of pilot furloughs announced earlier this year will take place in a few days. UPS says it expects to furlough 54 pilots starting Sunday. The package carrier and the Independent Pilots Association union said last year that they had agreed on an initial round of voluntary cost-saving measures… Continue reading UPS To Begin First Wave Of Pilot Furloughs

UPS Resuming European Flights

By Rick Howlett As more passenger flights are taking to the skies over Europe this week, Louisville-based UPS Airlines is trying to clear its backlog of air shipments to and from the continent. The volcanic ash cloud from Iceland forced the carrier to close its European air hub in Germany to traffic last Thursday and… Continue reading UPS Resuming European Flights

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

Louisville Not Included In UPS Job Cuts

United Parcel Service announcd Friday that it will eliminate 1,800 white collar jobs as part of an effort to streamline its U.S. small package segment. Company spokesperson Mark Dickens says none of the cuts involve UPS operations in Louisville. “The primary impact is going to be to our domestic small package operations. Of course the… Continue reading Louisville Not Included In UPS Job Cuts

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