The company remains ready and willing to meet at any time or place specified by the federal mediator.

Ultimately, it will help pilots with navigation and allow them to space their aircraft on their own; call up the most complete and accurate long-range weather maps; warn of potential collisions on the ground; push the maintenance logbook into the digital age, and place the entire flight manual within easy electronic recall.

Historically, these contracts have never been approved the first time around.

We made progress during talks this week. While the company and the union still have differences to address, UPS remains committed to continue negotiations until an agreement can be reached.