According to interviews with workers and dozens of lawsuits reviewed by Bloomberg Law, accidents on the job are not being reported, and workers say they are threatened by management to keep quiet. UPS denies the accusations.
DHL, an international express shipping company, is rolling out its Cubicycle in New York City, participating in a pilot program to test the use of cargo bikes to alleviate traffic congestion as well as lessen air and noise pollution in the city’s crowded streets.
The volatility of the U.S. – China Trade war has caused considerable uncertainty for companies with global manufacturing networks. Increasing tariffs, regulations and other barriers are forcing companies to adapt to prepare for commercial risks amid escalating trade tensions.
The move is the latest example of the declining importance of Jet, a business Walmart paid $3.3 billion to acquire in 2016 to reach urban millennials and gain the services of co-founder Marc Lore, who has taken over Walmart’s U.S. e-commerce operations.