POSTAL service, INDEPENDENT contractors, CARRIERS, and UNITED States
The article offers insights on Amazon Flex, a service in which independent contractors take delivery routes to supplement UPS, FedEx and the postal service in the U.S. Topics discussed include the requirements for joining Flex, how deliveries are accomplished, and how much the drivers make for each delivery are presented. Flex drivers Cory Moll, Beth Davis-Sramek, and Cleaven Smith share their thoughts on the benefits of doing the job.
Government Executive. 5/22/2019, pN.PAG-N.PAG. 1p.
Private companies, Appellate courts -- United States, Postal service -- United States, and Parcel post
The article focuses on the U.S. Supreme Court case that would have challenged the U.S. Postal Service pricing mechanism, scoring a major win for the mailing agency and its largest customers. It mentions the United Parcel Service (UPS), which is both a Postal Service customer and competitor, brought the challenge to the highest court after losing at the appellate level; and also mentions the Postal Service compete on a level playing field with private companies for package delivery.
Vital Speeches of the Day. 6/15/88, Vol. 54 Issue 17, p520. 6p.
POSTAL service, PRIVATIZATION, and LETTER carriers
Privatizing the US Postal service. Looks at postal workers' wages and benefits. Unions; Effects of United Parcel Service on postal service; Current problems; Structural changes needed to deliver mail efficiently and at minimal cost; Dr. Douglas Adie's privatization plan.
BusinessWeek. 11/17/2003, Issue 3858, p13-13. 1p. 1 Color Photograph.
POSTAL service, DELIVERY of goods, OFFICE mail procedures, COMPETITION, REVENUE, and MAIL sorting
Reports on a new service by United Parcel Service (UPS) that may cut into the U.S. Postal Service's best chance for growth. A copy of Parcel Select which lets bulk shippers save money by sorting their own packages and letting the Postal Service deliver them; Expected loss in revenue for the Postal Service; Projections of total revenue from the program.
Focuses on the competition between shipping companies United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) and FedEx Corp. How both offer overnight shipping and the ability to track packages throughout their journey; UPS' gains over FedEx, including being the preferred carrier for online purchases; Use of trucks by UPS for mid-distance deliveries which makes them cheaper than FedEx; Outlook for both companies.
NACLA Report on the Americas. Winter2013, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p39-48. 10p.
EXPRESS service (Delivery of goods) -- United States, POSTAL service, IMMIGRATION reform, UNITED States, and MEXICO
The article focuses in the role of couriers and mail services in the U.S. in connecting local, regional and international levels of the nation. It mentions the impact of the passing of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) by the U.S. Congress on the courier services in 1986, the courier services of United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) and Deutsche Post (DHS) and the package service in Mexico. It also mentions the creation of the Mexican-American Association of Couriers of New York (AMAC).
The article offers advice on the most cost effective choices for shipping holiday gifts to recipients, including various U.S. Postal Service shipping options and rates and commercial shipping services such as United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (FedEx),
Labor History. Nov2012, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p541-560. 20p.
POSTAL service, Wage increases, Strikes & lockouts, UNITED States, Parcel post, Labor unions -- United States -- History, and Labor movement -- United States
In the summer of 1997, organized labor won a major strike against United Parcel Service. Staying out for just over two weeks, more than 185,000 members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) crippled UPS's operations, securing pay increases and more full-time positions as a result. At the time, observers widely predicted that the strike would lead to a revival of organized labor's fortunes, especially as it showed that American unions could still win public support. Revisiting the strike more than a decade later, this article re-assesses its impact and explores why the predicted labor revival did not happen, as union density has continued to fall since 1997. It argues that observers exaggerated the strike's transformative impact, overlooking the structural barriers that have continued to cause organized labor to decline. The strike was a defensive victory that helped uphold the pay and conditions of the UPS workers themselves but unions in general have continued to be undermined by broad trends such as the growth of the service sector, the decline of manufacturing, and ongoing corporate hostility to organized labor. In addition, there were many unique features of the UPS strike, including the favourable economic climate at the time and public sympathy for UPS drivers, which have ensured that the strike has not provided a blueprint for most American workers. Finally, ongoing political divisions within the IBT also thwarted efforts to capitalize on the strike. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]