Thursday, September 11, 2014
Teamsters aim to organize FedEx Freight Indy drivers
The Teamsters union is trying to whip up pro-union sentiment among 250 local FedEx Freight drivers as it lays the groundwork for a possible unionization vote.
An organizing campaign that began in January "is going absolutely great," and an election could be coming for the drivers to vote on unionizing, said Jeff Combs, an organizer for Teamsters Local 135 in Indianapolis.
"Hopefully we will be filing for an election in the next 60 to 90 days with the National Labor Relations Board," Combs said.
FedEx has consistently fought efforts to unionize its drivers and Combs said the company is opposing the local unionization drive.