FedEx Freight drivers in Newark, New Jersey, voted against Teamsters representation in the latest round of a union organizing drive.
The company announced the results in the fourth contest between the union and FedEx Freight, with each side prevailing twice. A fifth election was canceled just before the scheduled polling date.
“We are proud of our employees for doing their homework on the union and making an informed decision against third party interference,” FedEx Freight said in a statement after the vote was tallied. “With this distraction over, our team members in Newark can now get back to focusing on doing what they do best, which is providing excellent service to our customers.”
Over the past few months, the Teamsters have been seeking to organize FedEx Freight, the largest less-than-truckload carrier, and the Con-way unit that is third largest in that sector.
Parent FedEx Corp. ranks No. 2 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of for-hire carriers in the United States and Canada. Con-way Inc. is No. 4.
Source: Transport Topics