UPS counters mechanics’ letter to McConnell, promising 14,000 additional Teamster jobs

Sen. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, promised that last month’s sweeping tax breaks for corporations would translate into wage increases and more jobs for American workers. The union representing aircraft mechanics who work for UPS Airlines are now holding the Senator from Kentucky accountable via a letter written to McConnell, asking him […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 11, 2018

Pilots’ union promises to appeal district court’s ruling in favor of Atlas Air

The union representing pilots that fly for Atlas Air Worldwide has promised to appeal yesterday’s preliminary injunction against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Airline Division; and Local Union No. 1224. “We disagree with the judge’s decision and plan to appeal it swiftly,” said Daniel Wells, president of Teamsters Local 1224. […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 1, 2017

Are millennials warming to logistics?

Aging logistics managers have voiced concerns for some time that the next generation of logistics leaders are slipping away to sexier industries like – well seriously, bro, is there really anything hotter than full end-to-end supply chain visibility? The good news is that community-based crowdsourcing platform Owler, which gathers information from a younger-skewing demographic, saw […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 24, 2017

Atlas takes pilots to court over ‘intentional work slowdown’

Labor relations between Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) and Teamsters Local Union No. 1224 (IBT), which represents the airline’s pilots, took a nosedive on Monday, with AAWW announcing that it was seeking a preliminary injunction to require its pilots to “stop the illegal and intentional work slowdown and service interruptions they are causing.” In its […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 27, 2017

Atlas Air calls Teamsters’ warnings of pilot shortage a ‘pressure’ campaign

Atlas Air has called warnings by the Teamsters Local 1224, which represents the carrier’s pilots, “part of an overall campaign from the pilots and their union to put public pressure on the company with respect to its next labor contract.” The union has warned that the carrier’s unwillingness to meet contract demands is increasing attrition, […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 17, 2017 opens unmanned sorting center in China to boost e-commerce automation

China’s second-largest e-commerce company,, continues to take enthusiastic steps to automate and streamline e-commerce logistics, most recently by opening an “unmanned” parcel sorting center in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, according to a media report on the company’s investor page. This move, following the e-tailer’s recently announced alliance with China’s Inspection and Quarantine Association to expedite […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 9, 2017

Kuehne + Nagel caps strong first half with major cold-chain acquisitions

Swiss logistics company Kuehne + Nagel is riding the resurgence of airfreight and expanding its volumes across modes, as the company adds thousands of employees and expands its position in the perishables logistics sector with acquisitions in the United States and Kenya. Kuehne + Nagel’s logistics business is booming, especially on the airfreight side, where […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 18, 2017

Bipartisan proposal in U.S. Senate moves to address pilot shortage

A proposed amendment in the United States Senate to a bill reauthorizing the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration partially eliminates training requirements that have contributed to the current national pilot shortage. The amendment, proposed by Republican Senator John Thune of South Dakota, makes other forms of flight instruction count toward the 1,500-hour requirement that originally only […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 5, 2017

The nose knows: Why we need more canine detection for cargo

Our family St. Bernard, Lacey, is one of the friendliest dogs you will ever come across, despite her impressive size and physical strength. She loves people and has a keen sense of smell, especially for food. Her excellent olfactory sense makes Lacey the best detector of the errant morsels that find their way from the […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • July 4, 2017

CAE 10-year pilot demand outlook anticipates 255,000 new pilot vacancies

CAE has published its 10-year pilot demand outlook, and the civil aviation, defense and security, and healthcare training company is warning that the airline industry will need to produce 70 new type-rated pilots per day to meet global demand, a rate that many doubt will be possible given the current cost and time barriers to […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 30, 2017

Brexit foreign worker restrictions could scuttle U.K. logistics industry, FTA warns

If Brexit sends foreign workers packing, the U.K.’s freight and logistics sector could grind to a halt, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) warned today. The association is calling for clarification on the Government’s policy paper, released on Monday of this week, regarding the rights of foreign workers in the U.K. after Brexit. “E.U. workers are […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 28, 2017

Ameriflight, UPS Airlines launch joint training program for pilots

In response to a looming pilot shortage in the airfreight industry, Ameriflight and UPS Airlines have launched the UPS/Ameriflight Gateway Program to get pilots the hours and skills required to operate UPS Airline’s larger aircraft. Two trainees are already in the program, and Ameriflight plans to add two more in July. Further ahead, Ameriflight hopes […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 20, 2017

Atlas Air, pilots’ union agree to direct negotiations

Atlas Air World Wide (AAWW) and Teamsters Local 1224, which represents the carrier’s pilots, are returning to the negotiating table. The two parties have agreed on a process by which to begin direct negotiations for a single labor contract covering crew members for both subsidiary carriers Atlas Air and Southern Air. This development ends more […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 15, 2017

Prime Air pilots picket Amazon board meeting in Seattle

[UPDATED] Pilots that fly for’s Prime Air picketed the e-commerce giant’s annual shareholders meeting, held today in Seattle. The pilots, who fly for Atlas Air World Wide (AAWW), picketed outside the venue to pressure Amazon leadership to reverse the high attrition rate that Atlas Communications Committee chairman Michael Griffith attributed to, “low wages and […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 23, 2017
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