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Labor Laws and Union – United Parcel Service
Michelle Adams
HRM 531
April 2, 2012
Yamile Bandera

United Parcel Service United Parcel Service (UPS) was established by James E. Casey, aka Jim. He had a vision and saw a need for private messenger and delivery services in America. According to, UPS online, “James borrowed $100 from a friend and established the American Messenger Company in Seattle, Washington.” Though there were already a few messenger and delivery companies in existence at that time in his area, and he worked for a few of them, he went ahead and established his own company. Jim had a partner whose name was, Claude Ryan. They operated solo for quite some time delivering and messaging, and were successful despite
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These figures exclude international delivery and air volume in the U.S. UPS services include retail locations, such as The UPS Stores of 4,676, and Mail Boxes Etc. totaling 26, others are outlets, customer centers, and drop boxes, totaling and additional 54,000. “Delivery fleet is 94,946 package cars, vans, tractors, motorcycles, including 2,593 alternative fuel vehicles,” according to With so many packages moving around the world, and 398,300 employees worldwide, there are bound to be legal issues and obstacles in the company, present, past, and future. Exponential growth translates into exponential legal headaches. Sexual harassment, unequal opportunity issues, injury and workman’s compensation lawsuits and complaints are among some of the obstacles UPS can encounter. Frequent and scheduled employee orientation classes, and postings in the employee lounge and common areas can be a reminder of the company’s policies regarding Sexual Harassment Policies, Equal Employment Opportunity rights and rules, and managerial training can minimize litigation and claims due to employee and managerial awareness, and a zero tolerance attitude by management and corporate. UPS is a unionize company. According to Business Week, (Dec. 26, 2009), “more than half of the 415,000 member UPS workforce is unionized, primarily with the Teamsters Union.” The organization’s benefits of joining a union include, better

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