Destroying Fed Ex – Look for the Union Label

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Minnesota Democrats are at it again.  These people are scary.  Now James L. Oberstar has basically destroyed Fed Ex.

Or – is this simply a battle between Fed Ex and UPS?

It may have more to do with the fact that Fed Ex is non-union and UPS is.  It’s just another play by Unions to destroy another American Business.

“...It is a little-known fact that FedEx contracts with the U.S. Postal Service to carry almost all of its Express Mail and a large proportion of its Priority Mail. FedEx delivers huge amounts of needed supplies for American military forces, too — and its service is just about the only way to guarantee that some lifesaving medicines reach patients overnight.

Lawmakers have long recognized that certain sorts of transportation companies are the lifeblood of interstate commerce. That’s why they wrote the Railway Labor Act to apply special labor-relations rules to railroads and, eventually, airline-based businesses such as FedEx Express. Since 1926, the RLA has provided successfully for means other than strikes to resolve labor disputes fairly and quickly, without favoring either side.

The RLA does not, however, apply to non-rail, mostly ground-transportation companies such as the United Parcel Service. UPS instead is governed by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the terms of which favor unions such as the Teamsters, which represents UPS drivers. Naturally, this means UPS and the Teamsters both have an interest in kneecapping FedEx Express. Together, the ground-delivery company and the union have executed what The Hill newspaper called a lobbying “pincer movement” to transfer authority over FedEx Express from the RLA to the NLRA….”

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