Americans can become very ethnocentric or focused on our own culture, and it is important to realize that many of our assumptions and suppositions will not work in other countries. Even countries such as Australia and England that speak English just like in the U.S., have completely different cultural biases and expressions. While some marketing…

In the wake of a pending strike from UPS pilots, FedEx pilots have been able to reach a new six-year contract with FedEx management. The FedEx pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, are now under a new contract that will take over in November, with the option to amend in 2021. With the…

In Mid-October, the UPS pilots, represented by the International Pilot’s Association union, voted an overwhelming 2,251 to 8 to strike against UPS. This vote does not guarantee a strike, but rather opens the door for the IPA to leave the National Mediation Board’s negotiations. Voting to strike comes after four long years of negotiations to…

Over President’s Day weekend, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers in El Paso seized 2,160 pounds of marijuana that had an estimated street value of $1,728,000. While this was a larger than average seizer, finding large amounts of marijuana in ports like El Paso is not uncommon. The weekend’s largest Import Seizure took place after…

In August, the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiators came to a standstill, as negotiators struggled to find an appropriate agreement that benefited all parties. With the goal of re-shoring manufacturing jobs, the National Association of Manufacturers pushed for terms that would bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. In late summer, it appeared that would…

To call the cargo shipping industry “big” would be to vastly understate its size. In 2011, the international freight shipping fleet consisted of 55,138 ships, and in 2013, these cargo shipping companies prepared 9,548 million tons of freight. The trade done by international shipping companies is believed to account for about 60% of all seaborne…

In late August, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport seized thousands of mobile phones and their accessories because of alleged intellectual property rights violations. In the inspection, the CBP officials found a shipment of cellular phones and accessories bearing the markings of Underwriters Laboratory, but that appeared to be…