Wednesday, June 17, 2009

UPS Lawsuit

There’s a proposal that would end a discrimination lawsuit filed against UPS by deaf and hard-of-hearing drivers. The settlement would end a dispute that started a decade ago over whether they can drive vans weighing less than 10,000 pounds. The new rules they’ve agreed upon, set up by a panel of experts, would not be as tight as the federal government reuqires for heavier trucks. The company had previously barred the workers from driving smaller trucks. A San Francisco judge will hold a hearing later this month to announce whether he will approve the deal.