Wednesday, September 17, 2014

FedEx warehouse workers in Canada join union in N. America first

VANCOUVER, Sept 17 Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:04pm BST
(Reporting by Julie Gordon; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

(Reuters) - Workers at a FedEx Corp warehouse in western Canada have successfully unionized, the first employees besides pilots at the package delivery company to organize in North America, a local Teamsters union said on Wednesday.

The majority of dock associates at FedEx Freight Canada in Surrey, British Columbia, signed cards with the Teamsters stating they wish to be represented by the union. The Teamsters already represent Canadian workers at rival shippers United Parcel Service Inc and Purolator, a Canadian courier majority owned by Canadian Post Corp.

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