FedEx Express has protected itself from Teamster organizing attempts for decades by hiding behind the Railway Labor Act when it is convenient for them, then immediately denouncing the same laws as unnecessary when their pilots won their collective bargaining rights under the RLA. UPS ground employees are governed by the NLRA v. FedEx, whose ground employees are governed by the RLA. In a nutshell, the RLA requires a difficult national organizing effort and election. The Teamsters want FedEx to fall under the NLRA which would permit organizing on a city by city basis.


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