Volume No. 2: UPS and 340,000 workers avoid strike.

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Wins for UPS Worker That Could Influence Pay and Standards for Others

Tomorrow, August 22nd, UPS workers are expected to end voting and approve a union-brokered deal that will prevent a massive UPS strike, which had the potential to severely impair the United States shipping system.

Between part-time and full-time staff, UPS employs roughly 340,000 Teamsters- represented individuals.

Some believe that union leadership could've pushed for more—particularly in regards to part-time worker benefits and protections (roughly half of UPS employees are considered part-time).

From increased pay, to heat safety measures, to ending UPS' "two-tier" wage system, the worker victories could offer a window into worker expectations for a range of industries. Read full story here.

In the News

The Radical Promise of Truly Flexible Work | Harvard Business Review

In the latest edition of The Harvard Business Review, Professor Ludmila Praslova, Ph. D. uses case studies across industries to argue that truly flexible work will challenge leaders to make work fit people—and not the other way around. Learn more here.

5 Steps to Strengthen Middle Manager Performance—and Improve Bottom Line | McKinsey & Company

New research from McKinsey & Company highlights 5 key ways organizations can enhance middle management performance in areas that ultimately affect the financial bottom line. Researchers started by identifying 11 high-performing manager behaviors. Learn more here.

Goldman Sachs' Head of Talent Strategy: #1 Soft Skill for Career Advancement is Growth Mindset | CNBC

Shekhinah Bass, Head of Talent Strategy within Goldman Sach's human capital management division, believes that above hard work, innate ability, and other factors, a growth mindset is the most powerful tool for advancement. She shared her thoughts on setting goals and learningfrom feedback with CNBC. Learn more here.

Can AI Summaries Save You From Endless Virtual Meetings? | Washington Post

Between Zoom and, more than 10 million users have signed up to use AI tools to streamline meeting note-taking. AI transcription and summarizing tech is not error-free—though it is rapidly improving. And there are privacy concerns to keep In mind. Learn more here.

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