03/13/2009 - 9:37am
Millions of listeners this morning heard Billy Selph, a FedEx Express Sr. AMT in Memphis tell how the company has lost sight its “people, service, profit” philosophy. Selph talks of how workers have lost many benefits, their pensions and no longer feel like the company they work so hard for cares about them.
03/11/2009 - 4:15pm
I’ll bet the day you hired on your hiring manager shook your hand and welcomed you to FedEx. When that manager extended his or her hand, they were representing none other than Mr. Fred Smith. I was taught that a person’s handshake is their bond of honor. I’ll bet that you were taught this too.
03/05/2009 - 11:35pm
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee reported an FAA Reauthorization Act to the House floor this afternoon with language that would make it easier for unions like the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to organize FedEx employees.
03/05/2009 - 6:15pm
Good news! Language in the FAA Reauthorization Bill that would make it easier for all of us at FedEx Express to form a union remains intact! The bill, H.R.915, was passed today (March 5) by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the amendment clarifying which labor laws FedEx Express workers should be under—the Express Carrier Employee Protection Act—is in there. Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen had planned to offer an amendment striking our language, but it was never offered.
03/04/2009 - 11:26am
This Thursday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T & I) Committee, will be moving forward on changes to the FAA Reauthorization Bill. Representative Steve Cohen is expected to propose an amendment that will strike the Express Carrier Employee Protection Act from the bill. General President Hoffa has written a letter to the committee’s chairman and ranking member asking them to vote AGAINST Cohen’s amendment.
Hoffa asks that the committee support the Express Carrier Protection Act, which will properly classify FedEx Express workers and place them under the appropriate labor laws so they may exercise their right to organize and form a union.
When you click through you will go directly to General President Hoffa's letter.
02/26/2009 - 1:01pm
With the aid of our Teamster brothers and sisters, we are being given a golden opportunity to reintroduce and pass the "Express Carrier Employee Protection Act".
02/26/2009 - 12:55pm
Read this story! The NTSB shares our concerns about outsourced work. The story, from The Memphis Commercial Appeal, can be accessed by clicking the title.
02/25/2009 - 5:26pm
According to a recent report published by Schaeffer’s Investment Research firm, a well-respected company in the financial world, FedEx Corp. stock is losing its luster.
02/19/2009 - 4:20pm
Here are some eye-opening excerpts from FedEx’s 2008 annual report. Notice that the unionized pilots ratified a new contract guaranteeing signing bonuses and other perks. The company is trying to portray the pilots’ good fortune as being the rest of the workforce’s misfortune. They want us to think like that so we make the unionized pilots the bad guys. But the pilots are not the bad guys, and because they are unionized, they’ve gotten themselves a great, guaranteed contract. Isn’t that what we all want and deserve?
02/11/2009 - 5:48pm
Workers, clergy and community leaders in Los Angeles told FedEx CEO Fred Smith that dwindling benefits, higher out-of-pocket medical costs, the loss of pensions and 401(k) compensation has put FedEx workers on the verge of slipping from the middle class.