UPS aircraft mechanics and related classifications, who maintain the company´s massive air cargo fleet, are appealing directly to President Trump in a new letter alerting him to UPS executives´ refusal to invest their tax savings in employees, the company said.
Mechanics, who have been organizing and gathering signatures of support for the letter, hand-delivered the letter to the president and their members of Congress. In Louisville, dozens of mechanics are protesting outside of Sen. Mitch McConnell´s home after he refused to help workers, many of whom are his constituents, secure the financial relief promised by UPS.
UPS mechanics are stationed at more than 90 airports across the country and work around the clock to maintain the company´s cargo aircraft. UPS closed out 2017 with full-year profits that surged to USD 4.9 billion, again exceeding earnings estimates and making billions in revenues due in part to the back-breaking work of its aircraft mechanics.