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United Parcel Service, Inc. Message Board

thebestevidence 468 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 7, 2014 6:30 PM Member since: Jan 29, 2000
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    UPS class action suit in californa

    by ctraveler_22 Jul 3, 2014 12:45 PM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence Jul 7, 2014 6:30 PM Flag

    I searched for a link online for more information since class action lawsuits are usually posted but could not find one. Could you provide a link to this information?

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    Letter to Kurt Kuehn

    by dudesbag May 17, 2014 7:43 AM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence May 21, 2014 9:39 PM Flag

    I would expect UPS to announce the dim weight match in November/December timeframe. I'd imagine that FedEx's largest ground customers are in discussions with FedEx about contract addendums so the dim weight change is mitigated for them. FedEx is not going to let their largest customers go to UPS. Again, I do not see UPS leaving money on the table. Time will tell.

  • Reply to

    Letter to Kurt Kuehn

    by dudesbag May 17, 2014 7:43 AM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence May 20, 2014 12:32 PM Flag

    Economics will dictate UPS' response: Will more revenue be generated if UPS does not follow FedEx and wins new business from customers that leave FedEx for UPS? Or, will more revenue be generated if UPS matches FedEx? As a shareholder, I want UPS to maximize revenue and return to shareholders. Since FedEx would most likely give special concessions to their largest ground shippers so the change would not affect them (and so they would not divert to UPS), UPS most likely would generate the most revenue from implementing dimensional weight pricing for ground. There is simply too much money to be left on the table if UPS does not make this change in dimensional weight pricing.

    Sentiment: Buy

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    Firing of Protesting Workers

    by asupershroom Apr 3, 2014 11:05 AM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence Apr 4, 2014 6:35 PM Flag

    If the Union you belong to has something wrong with it (IYO), you have every right to challenge it. Just don't be surprised by the outcome. The local that opposes the national can't expect help from them when they desire it. Vote the bums out that you don't like.

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    Boycott UPS!

    by aladinwiz Apr 3, 2014 4:17 PM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence Apr 4, 2014 8:59 AM Flag

    Mussolini and Hitler did not have contracts with their workers. UPS does have such an agreement with the Teamsters and it states that wildcat strikes are illegal. Local 804 has done this before and were warned by an arbitrator that if it happened again, they would be fired. Got to work by the terms of the agreement that was approved by the majority of Teamsters.

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    Firing of Protesting Workers

    by asupershroom Apr 3, 2014 11:05 AM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence Apr 3, 2014 12:33 PM Flag

    Right, switch from a union company to a non-union company (FedEx). That's supporting your brothers.

    BTW, the UPS Teamsters contract states that drivers can not hold a wildcat strike without approval from the national Teamsters. You wonder why the national has not commented on this or are supporting the fired drivers? Because a local business agent with an axe to grind against UPS decided to stage the wildcat walk-out. There are consequences when the contract is not followed. I'm sure those drivers are happy they listened to Liam and walked themselves off their job/career.

  • thebestevidence thebestevidence Oct 4, 2013 6:32 AM Flag

    This "news" is 11 years old. Not sure what the relevance is today or the point of the post. DHL has no domestic US small package network but they do fly international shipments in and out of the US. They also offer a domestic mail service that is a direct competitor of UPS Mail Innovations. Outside the US, DHL is the #1 player in the logistics field - much greater market share than UPS.

  • thebestevidence thebestevidence Sep 17, 2013 9:24 PM Flag

    Because this change does not impact any union members at UPS.

    To be clear - no spouse at UPS is losing access to healthcare benefits. If the spouse is covered by benefits where they work, they are to be covered by their employers benefits. If the spouse does not work or their employer does not provide benefits, the spouse can go on the UPS plan. Why should UPS pay for spouse benefits that are available through the spouse's employer?

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    This Company Sucks

    by norsemanwam Jul 18, 2013 8:10 PM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence Jul 28, 2013 5:31 PM Flag

    As you said, the delivery was "scheduled for a delivery between 2:00 and 5:00 P.M." but not guaranteed to be delivered during that window. If you want guaranteed delivery during a certain window, you need to select a service that guarantees delivery during a certain time frame.

    News flash - The USPS is losing BILLIONS each year, due to inefficient operation with more workers on the payroll that are needed and rates that are lower than market appropriate.

  • thebestevidence by thebestevidence Mar 26, 2013 9:38 AM Flag

    Great decision by the EU regulators to block the purchase of TNT by UPS. I'm sure the 4,000 people that just lost their jobs due to their decision are thrilled.

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    Disappearing FredEx Drop Boxes?

    by upsoars Dec 9, 2012 1:16 AM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence Dec 9, 2012 10:30 AM Flag

    Old news from July:

    "FedEx also said it is preparing to remove about 5,000 drop boxes at U.S. Postal Service locations in about 340 metropolitan areas, in line with a separate agreement that expired in June."

  • thebestevidence thebestevidence Nov 26, 2012 9:32 PM Flag

    Guess you should stop using your PC and laptop since Intel is withdrawing corporate sponsorship from the BSA. Intel has an 80% to 84% share of the microprocessor market so you will be giving up a lot of technology.

    "The UPS Foundation seeks to support organizations that are in alignment with our focus areas, guidelines, and non-discrimination policy. UPS and The UPS Foundation do not discriminate against any person or organization with regard to categories protected by applicable law, as well as other categories protected by UPS and The UPS Foundation in our own policies."

    Bigot - a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially: one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance

    Who is the real bigot here?

  • thebestevidence thebestevidence Oct 23, 2012 8:54 PM Flag

    "UPS will walk away from TNT-Just like they did with ATSG three years ago"

    Can you post a link to any information concerning a past plan by UPS to acquire ATSG? I searched and can find not mention of this. Thanks.

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    Equaship takes a dive

    by dudesbag Aug 21, 2012 11:25 AM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence Aug 21, 2012 12:44 PM Flag

    You get what you pay for. Cheap, no frills service is not sustainable.

    UPS has no reason to be ashamed of charging the rates they do and making a profit. As a stockholder, I want them to focus on the long term growth of the stock and providing a steady income.

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    by mljt1956 Aug 1, 2012 1:36 PM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence Aug 10, 2012 7:38 AM Flag

    According to Toyota site, the 2013 Prius does not get 70 mpg as you stated, but gets 51/48/50 (mpg city/highway/combined). Hope the salesman was not trying to tell you a tall tale.

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    by mljt1956 Aug 1, 2012 1:36 PM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence Aug 9, 2012 8:46 PM Flag

    "called dealer will pick it up the 5th all electric will get 70 mpg"

    How is an all electric car using mpg as a measurement? Isn't mpg miles per gallon? What make and model are you referrig to?

  • Reply to

    sure post

    by ribbo66 Feb 16, 2012 12:05 AM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence Feb 16, 2012 9:17 PM Flag

    No. A UPS/Teamster member picks up the packages, sorts the packages, and delivers the packages as they are addressed. New volume from Fedex Home Delivery or USPS or retaining customers that were about to go to the competition. Good business for all involved.

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    Will there be a rate increase in January?

    by mljt1956 Nov 4, 2011 12:19 AM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence Nov 19, 2011 8:01 AM Flag

    "I was reading about some new delivery trucks they're getting next year that are 30% more fuel efficient, and thought that would keep their rates down."

    Correction - This test is occuring now in 2011, not "next year." It is a pilot test of FIVE trucks. Why would you think FIVE trucks out of the thousands that UPS operates would have any impact on worldwide rates?

    BTW, the goal is a 40 percent increase in fuel efficiency, not 30%.

    You should read the contents of the link you provided.

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    Will there be a rate increase in January?

    by mljt1956 Nov 4, 2011 12:19 AM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence Nov 17, 2011 8:37 PM Flag

    "I am a drop shipper and sell a particularly large item every couple of months. Last sale was September and was $48 UPS. I just quoted it today, all things equal, $63! +30%? Not a rate increase i'm sure -- "fuel surcharge". What BS!"

    Yes, this post is BS. The fuel surcharge for ground has been 8.5% and 14% for air since Sep. 5 of this year. The rates for all services have not changed this year.

    Something changed with your large item or you are posting BS info. UPS rates and fuel surcharges have not changed since Sep. 5.

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    UPS's corporate reputation among best

    by jeanninepilant Oct 10, 2011 9:03 PM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence Oct 12, 2011 3:10 PM Flag

    promote from within policy still exists - check out the makeup of the management committe. BOD has a different function then the management committe. Boards of directors in large public companies like UPS tend to wield very little practical power, because they delegate nearly all of their power to the top executive employees on the management committe, adopting their recommendations almost without fail. As a practical matter, executives even choose the directors, as shareholders normally follow management recommendations when electing them.

    Typical duties of boards of directors include:
    -governing the organization by establishing broad policies and objectives;
    -selecting, appointing, supporting and reviewing the performance of the chief executive;
    -ensuring the availability of adequate financial resources;
    -approving annual budgets;
    -accounting to the stakeholders for the organization's performance.

    Vote your shares as you see fit. Maybe the lady in WPA will tell you what to do.

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