WILMINGTON — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, on Monday, July 14, delivered petitions opposing plans by the air cargo company DHL to ally itself with United Parcel Service.

After emerging from DHL's offices on July 14, Brown said he met briefly with Mike Schmitt, director of operations for DHL's hub in Wilmington, and delivered the petitions to Schmitt after rallying outside the building with workers from DHL, ABX Air and ASTAR Air Cargo.

The senator also laid out steps being taken by the federal government to deal with a proposed plan by Deutsche Post, owner of DHL, to move at least DHL's air-freight operations to UPS' hub in Louisville, Ky. If DHL moved these operations, as well as ground transport and overseas packaging operations to Kentucky, it could cost the region 8,200 jobs.

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