Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tell Your Senators to Support the Express Carrier Employee Protection Provision

What Is FedEx So Afraid Of?

"I'm going to destroy them." That is the threat from FedEx's chief spokesman, Maury Lane, when asked by U.S. News and World Report about his company's soon-to-be launched multi-million dollar ad against the Express Carrier Employee Protection provision.

Lane's words mean that FedEx Express will stop at nothing to preserve its status as the ONLY freight and package-delivery company in the United States to classify all its workers under the Railway Labor Act. The RLA applies to only aircraft and railroad workers.

FedEx does not want its special status taken away because they know it would make organizing easier for its workers. This legislation is so important because it will restore fairness to the freight and package delivery industry. This loophole has allowed FedEx to have an unfair competitive advantage and deprive its workers of the right to secure union representation.

With your help, the House recently voted to pass the FAA Reauthorization Bill and with it came the passage of the Express Carrier provision. Passing this bill shows first hand that hard work and perseverance can pay off. The new administration is on our side, and together we are making changes in Washington to better our Union and the lives of working Americans across the country.

Thank you for your help in passing this important legislation in the House. Although the Express Carrier Employee Protection provision has passed the House, the Senate has not yet voted on this issue. We must continue our hard work to ensure our voices are heard.

Please contact your senators today and let them know you support the Express Carrier legislation.


1 comment:

frankiez said...

Contact your U.S. Senators.How?
Here's one way.
Click on to first site that appears.
Select your state and your senators will appear.
Select their e-mail response section.
Insert your message.
Click Submit and that's it.
Do It.