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…

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…

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…

As manufacturers across the globe look for ways to provide the right product and service in a global economy, some trends have risen to the forefront. In the 2015 Product & Service Innovation Survey, IDC Manufacturing Insights found several Business Priorities for Manufacturers.   Increased Focus on Technology   Technology is also rising to the…