Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Anti-Union Campaign at FedEx Ground

FedEx Ground drivers often face long hours, no benefits, and no control over their work because the company claims they are independent contractors. When drivers attempt to form unions to address their working conditions, they face an arduous route. First, they must prove they are employees, and not independent contractors who lack the federally protected right to form a union. If they overcome that legal obstacle, they have to go up against FedEx Ground’s sophisticated anti-union campaign.

To date, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued complaints charging FedEx Ground with unlawful threats, interrogation, bribery, soliciting grievances, creating the impression that it was spying on workers’ union activities, and harassing, isolating, and firing union supporters.

FedEx CEO Fred Smith told The Wall Street Journal in 1989, “I don't intend to recognize any unions at Federal Express.”

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The anti Union harassment and terrorizing of employees is continuing at Whittier. It seems like it is a broken record with supervisors following employees into the bathroom watching them go to the bathroom again. This is ridiculous and very intrusive on employees personal rights. I don't know why supervisors have to invade employees time to use the bathroom by peeking into the stalls when they take a crap. This is the typical terrorizing behavior Fedex supervisors use to try to intimidate employees making a hostile work environment. Fedex management and service center managers work very hard at trying to lie to the employees and making every second hourly employees are there like a living hell straight out of a non UNION sweatshop.