Chick-fil-A again boosts scholarships for restaurant team members — to $15.3M

Chick-fil-A Inc. has once again bolstered its investment in continuing education for its employees.

The Atlanta-based chicken chain said it boosted the 2019 scholarships in its Remarkable Futures education initiative for restaurant team members to $15.3 million. The company’s scholarship investment has grown more than three-fold over the last four years: $4.9 million in 2016; $8.9 million in 2017; and $14.65 million in 2018.

Chick-fil-A called its scholarship initiative one of the highest “unrestricted…


Atlanta Business Journal
Chick-fil-A again boosts scholarships for restaurant team members — to .3M

How James Patton, Big Boi's brother, sold Bobby Cox a French bulldog puppy

James Patton was skeptical when a new client wanted to pay by check for an 8-week-old French bulldog named Bounty. He’s been on the wrong end of his fair share of bad checks. Then he found out who he was speaking with.

“(The lady) was like, ‘Well, that’s Bobby Cox,'” Patton recounted to Atlanta Business Chronicle. “I was like, ‘holy [bleep].'”

Patton is the co-founder and owner of Unbelievabull Bulldogs, a dog breeder specializing in French and English bulldogs. He is also a younger brother…


Atlanta Business Journal
How James Patton, Big Boi's brother, sold Bobby Cox a French bulldog puppy

UPS, teamsters agree on labor pact to make 'highest-paid air cargo mechanics in the country'

Teamsters 2727 members have voted to ratify a new contract with United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS).

This union represents about 1,400 aircraft mechanics and related employees. This is the second time this union has voted on a contract with UPS recently. Members rejected a labor deal in October, then went back to negotiations. This newly ratified deal was announced in a news release this evening.

The pact runs through Nov. 1, 2023. The union said it makes UPS Air Cargo mechanics the highest-paid…


Atlanta Business Journal
UPS, teamsters agree on labor pact to make 'highest-paid air cargo mechanics in the country'

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