Labor

Labor

In-depth coverage of air freight labor, with focuses on unions, teamsters, strikes and more.

Commentary

Shenzhen, China — Not many competitors in the rough transportation market would think of FedEx as a company that wants to “co-exist in a peaceful environment.” But that’s how t

News & Analysis

From left: Susan Pellechio, Staples; Mark D. Schweitzer, Archer Daniels Midland; and John Bowe, American Maritime Group.
07 Mar 2014
LONG BEACH, CALIF. — The transportation and logistics industry is dealing with “significant” issues surrounding human capital and succession planning...
21 Feb 2014
The pilots of the UPS cargo plane that crashed on Aug. 14, 2013, had complained about the company’s tiring work schedules at the start of the fatal flight before making landing errors...
Iberia Airlines plane
13 Feb 2014
Iberia Airlines has reached a deal in principle with its pilots’ union, SEPLA, to “introduce permanent structural change and improve the airline’s viability,” effectively ending...
26 Nov 2013
Flagship Logistics Group is looking for a few good people to staff its new customer contact center in Indianapolis: veter
The press event for the Safe Skies Act of 2013 at the U.S. Capitol. Source: Coalition of Airline Pilots Association
14 Nov 2013
U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.; Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.; and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., have introduced the Safe Skies Act to ensure that America’s cargo plane pilots...
22 Oct 2013
Transportation and warehousing businesses added 23,000 jobs in September, mostly in transit and passenger transportation, as total nonfarm employment increased by 148,000 jobs, the U.S. Labor Department said on Oct. 22.
Flag of the United Kingdom.
12 Sep 2013
The U.K. today unveiled plans to sell a majority of Royal Mail in a stock market flotation expected to value the 497-year-old state postal service at around £3 billion (about US$4.75 billion).
09 Sep 2013
New Jersey’s Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed the Truck Operator Independent Contractor Act, which would have reclassified port truckers and parcel delivery truckers as employees...
Empty cargo hold on an airplane.
06 Sep 2013
A faster-paced economy wasn't evident in the August employment numbers for freight transportation industries.