Thursday, April 05, 2007

NLRB Levels Unfair Labor Practice Complaints Against FedEx Home Delivery

FedEx has always tried to avoid unions. Management, from Fred Smith on down, sees unions as a barrier to the flexibility and entrepreneurial drive that it views as essential to FedEx's culture and profitability. Doubtlessly, there is a sprinkle of ideology as well.

Not surprisingly, the Teamsters see things differently. If you click on the title link for this posting, you will find their press release proclaiming a victory of sorts in their skirmishing with FedEx.

A key element in FedEx's business model for their package delivery operation and in particular for FedEx Home Delivery is its use of nonunion contractors.

This might develop into an interesting story to follow.

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