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Comment by Joe Balkis on September 25, 2014 at 4:09
Chief Roper said the shooting is "extremely troubling for the city, for these families that are involved, because when these people came to work today they had no idea this would be their last day on earth."
"They were just people working at their job, for them to lose their lives is very sad. Violence is never the answer," he continued. 
UPS confirmed that two current employees and a recently terminated employee were dead in a 2 p.m. update posted on their website:
UPS can verify that a shooting occurred at a UPS facility outside Birmingham, Ala., at 9:21 a.m. CT. We can confirm that two UPS employees and a recently terminated employee are dead. We are not confirming the identities pending notification of their families by authorities.
The safety of our employees is our primary focus, and UPS is cooperating fully with law enforcement.
We are deeply saddened by this event, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those who lost their lives today.
We recognize that this process is painful for family and friends, so we ask for your patience and understanding as we work with the authorities.
Our focus now is on assisting the families of the victims, as well as the employees who work in this facility. We have reached out to the families and are providing counseling and support to employees during this difficult time.
UPS published an initial statement online at 11:05 a.m. EST:
"UPS can verify that there has been a shooting incident at a UPS facility outside Birmingham, AL, at approximately 9:40 am Central Time. Police were contacted, and UPS is offering full cooperation to verify circumstances and personnel on site."
Governor Robert Bentley released the following statement after the shooting:
"Dianne and I are saddened to learn about the deadly shooting at the UPS Center in Birmingham. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and co-workers of those who died this morning.
I was briefed on the active shooter situation by the Alabama Secretary of Law Enforcement just moments after it occurred. I commend the quick and efficient response of Birmingham Chief A.C. Roper and his staff at the Birmingham Police Department. Today's incident is a reminder of the importance of law enforcement training to respond to active shooters.
State law enforcement resources are available and ready to assist if needed as investigators work to determine a cause in this deadly shooting."
Birmingham Mayor William Bell released the following statement on the shooting:
"We are deeply saddened by today's events and offer our condolences to the families and employees impacted by today's tragedy. Chief Roper and the BPD have our full support as we investigate and get answers for all involved."
Comment by Joe Balkis on September 24, 2014 at 7:26
Comment by Joe Balkis on September 24, 2014 at 5:36

BREAKING NEWS: Three Killed in Shooting at Alabama UPS Facility

By Brian Shields
Tue Sep 23rd, 2014 8:33am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Police say three people have been killed in a shooting at a UPS facility in Birmingham, Alabama.
Birmingham police Lt. Sean Edwards tells The Associated Press that the gunman was killed along with two other people in the Tuesday morning gunfire.
Edwards says the gunman was an employee of the company.
Few other details were immediately available.
Comment by Joe Balkis on September 23, 2014 at 2:49

UPS Plans Mobile Villages to Add Peak Shipping Capacity

The groups of modular structures -- similar to portable school buildings, pieced together in parking lots with dozens of bays that UPS trucks back into -- are part of $500 million in capital spending being expedited for the seasonal holiday peak.
United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS), working to prevent a repeat of 2013’s holiday crunch, plans to open 14 temporary shipping facilities it calls “mobile distribution center villages” to help expedite deliveries.
The groups of modular structures -- similar to portable school buildings, pieced together in parking lots with dozens of bays that UPS trucks back up to -- are part of $500 million in capital spending being expedited for the seasonal holiday peak. The temporary villages will let UPS operate for longer hours and give drivers convenient access to sorting and pickup facilities, Mark Wallace, vice president of engineering, said yesterday.
“All of these facilities and expansions, this is unprecedented work,” Wallace told reporters at UPS’s headquarters in Atlanta. “We really haven’t gone to these extremes.”
The changes include adding 6,000 additional receiving bays for delivery trucks around the country, as well as 900 staging slots for truck trailers at the company’s air hub in Louisville, Kentucky.
A last-minute rush of online purchases and harsh winter weather snarled UPS’s service just before Christmas in 2013, delaying some packages until after the holiday. UPS has said it’s dedicating $175 million to expand parcel facilities and accelerate use of technology to improve delivery operations.
Comment by Joe Balkis on September 23, 2014 at 2:46

Seasonal Crush

The company’s plans flesh out the details unveiled this week for temporary hiring, with as many as 95,000 workers being brought on board to deal with the seasonal crush. Staffing at that level would be a 73 percent increase from UPS’s initial 2013 holiday proposal, before rising volumes forced additional hiring.
While UPS has “mutually agreed-upon customer commitments” with retailers, setting expectations for deliveries, the company isn’t setting firm delivery cutoff dates for those customers, Wallace said.
FedEx Corp. (FDX), operator of the world’s largest cargo airline, plans to hire as many as 50,000 temporary workers to help cope with the shipping peak.
Retail e-commerce spending may rise almost 17 percent this holiday season, the fastest growth since 2011, to $72.4 billion, New York-based market research firm EMarketer estimates. E-commerce now accounts for 8.4 percent of all holiday retail sales, according to EMarketer, the highest percentage since it began collecting data in 2008.
Comment by Joe Balkis on September 22, 2014 at 21:06
Teamsters Call On FedEx To Stop Paying Personal Taxes For Executives
PR Newswire
Leading Proxy Voting Advisor Recommends Support for Teamster Shareholder Proposal to Eliminate Tax Gross-Ups
WASHINGTON,  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ISS, the country's leading proxy voting advisor, has recommended that shareholders vote for a Teamsters-sponsored shareholder proposal at FedEx [NYSE: FDX] that calls on the board of directors to eliminate the practice of paying the personal taxes owed on restricted stock awards on behalf of CEO Fred Smith and other named executive officers.
International Brotherhood Of Teamsters.
"Shareholders are fed up with FedEx paying personal taxes for the company's well compensated executives," said Ken Hall, General Secretary-Treasurer of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. "FedEx has cut pensions and raised the costs of medical coverage for workers while continuing to lavish executives with this outdated perk."
According to the company's 2014 proxy statement, FedEx paid out more than $1.8 million in tax gross ups for the named executive officers last year. Over the past four years FedEx has paid more than $6.4 million just in tax payments for top executives' restricted stock awards. The FedEx shareholder meeting will be Sept. 29.
A review of ISS research indicates that only fewer than 40 companies in the S&P 500 continue to pay tax gross-ups with no commitment to eliminate the practice.
Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit www.teamster.org for more information.
Comment by Joe Balkis on September 22, 2014 at 2:39

Im all for organizing, but think about it. jrhoffa & the dancehall cabal want to bring more members in before the next election. those members will be in the honeymoon phase & more likely to vote for the incumbents. 

Teamsters' Efforts Advance At Con-way, FedEx LTL Units

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Teamsters union organizing efforts are advancing at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight, the two largest nonunion less-than-truckload carriers, according to National Labor Relations Board records.
At Con-Way, Local 657 led the effort for a representation election supervised by the National Labor Relartions Board that has been set for Sept. 12 in Laredo, Texas, according to NLRB officials.
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Comment by Joe Balkis on September 22, 2014 at 2:15
Comment by Joe Balkis on September 22, 2014 at 2:09
United Parcel Service Inc. plans to hire between 90,000 and 95,000 seasonal employees for the holidays.
The package shipping giant needs drivers, helpers, package sorters, loaders and unloaders.
“We have initial volume forecasts from our customers and are starting the hiring process for our temporary peak season jobs. We have needs throughout the United States and anticipate more applicants this year than in 2013,” John McDevitt, UPS senior vice president of human resources and labor relations, said in a company statement. “Individuals who begin employment at UPS during the holiday season have the opportunity to pursue a permanent position afterwards. Seasonal positions provide an excellent entry point for becoming a long-term UPS employee.”
Job seekers can apply for peak season opportunities by visiting UPSjobs.com.
Last year, Atlanta-based UPS (NYSE:UPS) added 55,000 holiday workers.
Comment by Joe Balkis on September 22, 2014 at 1:43
Teamsters push for FedEx Freight union vote in Indianapolis
FedEx Freight, a division of Memphis-based shipping giant FedEx Corp., is facing a unionization effort in Indiana.
The Teamsters union, as part of a national push to unionize FedEx Corp. employees, could soon ask for a secret vote in Indianapolis, Indiana.
About 30 percent of the 250 FedEx Freight drivers in the city support unionization, The Indianapolis Star has reported. The union plans to file for an election with the National Labor Relations Board once it has 50 percent support, which could be in 60 to 90 days.
FedEx Freight, a division of Memphis-based FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), has opposed the unionization efforts, the report said.
The unionization push in Indiana is just the latest in a string of unionization efforts by Teamsters that have already resulted in elections in eight cities, including Nashville.

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