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Teamsters Pull Nashville FedEx Freight Organizing Vote

December 04, 2014

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The Teamsters Union has withdrawn another organizing election petition for drivers at one of FedEx Freight’s terminals.

The move at the Nashville, Tennessee, facility is the fourth such decision in the past five weeks.

According to a statement from FedEx Freight, the union would only take this action if it recognized that it would lose.

The union has not publicly said why it withdrew the vote.

“Our drivers continue to send a clear message that the union is not needed and not wanted,” said Pat Reed, chief operating officer and executive vice president at FedEx Freight. “We remain confident that the vast majority of our team members want to continue their direct relationship with management without third party interference.”

Since winning its first organizing election at FedEx Freight in October, the union has won a total of three at separate terminals while drivers have voted against the union at three other locations.

Read more about the battle between the Teamsters and FedEx Freight.

 

Comments

  1. 1. Chris Fuller [ December 05, 2014 @ 09:26AM ]

    It is a shame that it is the VP is trying to convince the drivers it is not in their best interest to join the Union. It is clear that workers have that the best leverage when they stick together as one. This idea of attacking Unions will always be a ploy to keep employees from having the ability to Unite, and have a voice amongst the penny pinching elite.

  2. 2. Big Yellower [ December 05, 2014 @ 05:31PM ]

    Unions are leach suckers. Mobbed up thugs still. That have destroyed the economy over past 100yrs.. A lot of jobs are gone to union strong arming and sabataging equipment of small family companies.

  3. 3. Bobby Gamble Jr [ December 08, 2014 @ 12:16AM ]

    also to mention that the Teamsters Union back the Affordable Care Act with millions of dollars.

  4. 4. pickle [ February 17, 2015 @ 11:38AM ]

    Union workers are so lazy they just want to be paid do nothing there's no production where unions put their hands on.

  5. 5. pickle [ February 17, 2015 @ 11:43AM ]

    There's a reason why so many companies moved their productions overseas. Just to unload a truck take them 5 hrs when it takes 20 minutes in most cases.

 

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