“It’s pretty simple. UPS is engaged in an unnecessary and reckless game of chicken with its pilots, shareholders, and customers. We are not playing games. While we prefer a negotiated agreement, our pilots are preparing for a strike.”
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UPS pilots are raising the pressure on the shipping giant, opening a strike operations center in south Louisville as contract talks grind on after five years. Under federal law governing airline labor contracts, the more than 2,600 pilots can’t strike, and UPS can’t lock them out unless mediators declared an impasse (CJ).
In other news, high-profile Louisville investor Jonathan Blue is scouting for broadcasters and other entertainers in Cuba under a deal he signed yesterday (USA Today). Roadside attraction Funtown Mountain‘s shops, mini-golf and haunted hotel hits the auction block tomorrow; Louisville entrepreneur Will Russell bought the property only last year, but later ran into legal and health problems (WDRB).