Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Subsequent Events (Notes)

Subsequent Events (Notes)
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Subsequent Events [Abstract]  

Collective Bargaining Agreement Status
On October 5, 2018, the Teamsters declared that the tentative national master agreement for the U.S. Domestic Package business unit was considered ratified, and will be implemented as soon as five remaining local and supplemental agreements are renegotiated and ratified. We remain in the process of negotiating and ratifying these local and supplemental agreements which, when ratified, will be retroactive to August 1, 2018. The UPS Freight business unit national master agreement was not ratified, and we remain in negotiations with respect to this agreement. 
We cannot provide any assurances as to our ability to successfully negotiate and enter into any new agreements, or the timing thereof, or the impact that any of these matters may have on our business, financial position, results of operations or liquidity.

Acquisition of Noncontrolling Interests
On October 24, 2018 we acquired the noncontrolling interest in our express services joint venture in India. We previously held a majority position in this joint venture, which exclusively serves our international express small package shipping business in India. The acquisition was not material to our results of operations or financial position.