FedEx Freight Drivers Reject Teamsters in W. Va.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 22, 2015 – FedEx Freight, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX), announced that union representation elections were held at its locations in Parkersburg and Charleston, West Virginia, last week resulting in two more losses for the union. Drivers in both locations voted against representation by the Teamsters union and in favor of continuing their direct relationship with FedEx Freight. The Teamsters union also withdrew another election petition the day before the scheduled vote, this time at the Clarksburg, West Virginia, location.
“We are proud of our drivers in West Virginia for making informed decisions,” said Pat Reed, executive vice president and chief operating officer, FedEx Freight. “We continue to work with our team to ensure that FedEx Freight remains a great place to work.”
The Teamsters have lost the vote or withdrawn their petition in 11 scheduled elections. In addition to Parkersburg and Charleston, West Virginia, FedEx Freight drivers have voted against the union in Cinnaminson and Newark, New Jersey, and Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to the Clarksburg withdrawal, the union has withdrawn petitions before the scheduled elections in Nashville, Tennessee, North Harrisburg and Pocono Summit, Pennsylvania, South Newark, New Jersey, and Richmond, Virginia. The union would only withdraw its election petitions if it knew it would lose the vote in those locations.
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