Saturday, September 22, 2007

FedEx Abandons Single Vehicle Contractor Model in California

’This is the beginning of the end of the contractor scam at FedEx Ground,’ says Jim Hoffa. FedEx could pay between $26 million to $33 million in severance costs alone for abandoning its illegal contractor model in California. FedEx and Fred Smith calls this abandonment a ‘transformation.’ But this is a retreat from the company’s contractor model. And a termination notice for about 1000 FedEx Ground and HD drivers in California who won’t take on additional routes.

Read More At FedEx Watch.org

4 comments:

EUGENE DEBS said...

"Ten thousand times has the labor movement stumbled and fallen and bruised itself and risen again; been seized by the throat and choked into insensibility; enjoined by the courts, assaulted by thugs, charged by the militia, shot down by regulars, frowned upon by public opinion, deceived by politicians, threatened by priests, repudiated by renegades, preyed upon by grafters, infested by spies, deserted by cowards, betrayed by traitors, bled by leeches, and sold out by leaders. But not withstanding all this, and all these, it is today the most vital and potential power this planet has ever known." - Eugene V. Debs

D.J said...

The bottom line is executives stole our money"
- Deborah Johnson, former Enron employee, Join a union now!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007
YRC Regional Transportation Appoints COO
YRC Regional Transportation, a subsidiary of trucking company YRC Worldwide Inc., said Wednesday that Keith Lovetro has been named senior vice president and chief operating officer.

Previously, Lovetro was executive vice president of marketing for DHL Express' U.S. operations. He has also served as the president and chief executive of FedEx Freight West in San Jose, Calif.

money buys power for fedex said...

FedEx spent $1.4 million on lobbyists in just the first six months of this year, including hiring the former-top aide to transportation committee chairman Bud Schuster, who obediently shoved through the anti-worker loophole. The airline also greased the skids with $600,000 in campaign contributions to Shuster, Trent Lott, Newt Gingrich and other key players. Democrats got money, too, perhaps because former-Democratic Senate leader George Mitchell was recently named a FedEx board member.

Also, FedEx has let Senator Lott and others hop rides on its airplanes, which might be why Lott was willing to ground the Senate until it passed the loophole.

For only two-million dollars, FedEx bought the leaders of Congress and wrote its own first-class ticket to hold down America's working class.