Search Results for "fedex"

Jun
2014
30

FedEx Settles Million-Dollar Misclassification Case, a Dozen Similar Suits Pending Nationwide

FedEx Settles Million-Dollar Misclassification Case, a Dozen Similar Suits Pending Nationwide
FEATURED, MISCLASSIFICATION
  In a settlement of a federal court lawsuit in Maine, FedEx Ground has agreed to pay $5.8 million in back pay and legal fees to 141 drivers it misclassified as independent contractors.  The lawsuit claimed that FedEx denied overtime pay and made improper deductions in addition to requiring drivers to pay for their expenses. [&hellip...
Oct
2016
20

Teamsters Organize Two XPO Logistics Shops: “Workers Standing Up to this Corporate Bully”

Teamsters Organize Two XPO Logistics Shops:
FEATURED, MISCLASSIFICATION, UNION HQ
  The Teamsters scored a couple victories in their ongoing battle to organize XPO Logistics. In a 72-49 vote last week, XPO warehouse workers in North Haven, Connecticut, became the first of the company’s warehouse workers to unionize in the United States: “This is all about us workers standing up to this corporate bully and...
Oct
2016
14

Play Your Position: Flex Drivers, Delivering for Amazon, Bring Misclassification Suit

Play Your Position: Flex Drivers, Delivering for Amazon, Bring Misclassification Suit
FEATURED, MISCLASSIFICATION, TAKE ACTION!
  Amazon is being sued over their package delivery service, Flex. A relative newcomer to the burgeoning “gig economy,” Flex operates much like a ride-share service, only instead of offering rides, drivers deliver packages to Amazon customers. Essentially, it’s a way for the company to circumvent the traditional costs...
Oct
2016
5

Highway Robbery: Latest Trucker Misclassification Class Action Ruling Goes Workers’ Way

Highway Robbery: Latest Trucker Misclassification Class Action Ruling Goes Workers' Way
FEATURED, MISCLASSIFICATION
  A federal judge in New Jersey has given the green light to a class action lawsuit alleging employee misclassification. The lawsuit, brought by eight National Freight Inc. (NFI) delivery truck drivers, accuses the logistics company of misclassifying drivers as independent contractors despite maintaining complete control over the...
Nov
2015
3

NLRB: Tucson Cabbies are Employees; Precedent Strengthens for Fighting On-Demand Misclassification

NLRB: Tucson Cabbies are Employees; Precedent Strengthens for Fighting On-Demand Misclassification
MISCLASSIFICATION
  As drivers for “on-demand economy” companies, such as Uber and Lyft, continuously fight their status as independent contractors, another National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling has emerged that may help their cause.  Using the FedEx Home Delivery case as guidance, a regional NLRB director found that over 200 drivers employed...
Jun
2015
16

$228M Misclassification Settlement May Send Ripples Through Industry, On-Demand Economy

$228M Misclassification Settlement May Send Ripples Through Industry, On-Demand Economy
CALIFORNIA, FEATURED, MISCLASSIFICATION
  FedEx has agreed to settle with over 2,000 past and present California workers who claimed they were misclassified as independent contractors.  The $227 million settlement comes amidst a multitiude of long-running legal battles affecting FedEx drivers. Last August, a federal appeals court ruled that the workers were employees and therefore...
Feb
2015
19

Throwback Thursday: Trucking Company Slammed with $15 Million Settlement for, um, SEGREGATING its Warehouse (Really.)

Throwback Thursday: Trucking Company Slammed with $15 Million Settlement for, um, SEGREGATING its Warehouse (Really.)
AROUND OUR HEADS ON THE WEB...
  A jury in Colorado has awarded seven plaintiffs nearly $15 million in a massive racial discrimination case.  Six of the plaintiffs are black and the seventh is a white whistleblower; they are all warehouse workers at Matheson Trucking and Matheson Flight Extenders, Inc., which handles mail for the United States Postal Service and private...
Sep
2014
19

Teamsters Add Members in Texas as Unionization of Con Way Freight Spreads Nationwide

Teamsters Add Members in Texas as Unionization of Con Way Freight Spreads Nationwide
FEATURED, TAKE ACTION!, UNION HQ
  Last week in Laredo, Texas, drivers and dockworkers at Con Way Freight voted to join Teamsters Local 657.  Laredo is located on the U.S.-Mexico border and is the busiest inland port in the United States with over 7,000 trucks crossing the border each day.  It was the first organizing victory at the giant less-than-truckload [&hellip...
Sep
2014
5

Behind the Veil: Secretly Recorded Captive Audience Meetings Expose Big Company Anti-Unionism

UNION HQ
  For some unfortunate workers, a job at a big company means having to sit through captive audience meetings where employer representatives tell you that, “you have the right to organize, but it would be a very bad idea.”  A new trend of workers secretly recording these meetings, however, could expose this flawed though legal [&hellip...
Mar
2014
11

REPORT: Of Discouraging $110B in Corporate Welfare, $88M Goes to Koch Industries

REPORT: Of Discouraging $110B in Corporate Welfare, $88M Goes to Koch Industries
ELECTIONS, FEATURED, THE NOT NEWS, WALL STREET
  A new report from Good Jobs First, “Subsidizing the Corporate One Percent,” provides detail on our ‘corporate welfare state’ and the way large corporations benefit from programs being sold to the public as beneficial to American citizens.  In total, state and local governments have handed out $110 billion in corporate...
Jan
2014
15

Teamsters Applaud NY Law Stiffening Penalties for Employers Who Misclassify Workers

Teamsters Applaud NY Law Stiffening Penalties for Employers Who Misclassify Workers
FEATURED, MISCLASSIFICATION
  Hoping to change the culture of employee misclassification in the trucking industry, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York State Commercial Goods Industry Fair Play Act into law.  The law places stricter regulations on who can be classified as an “independent contractor” in the transportation industry.  It will...
Dec
2013
9

Vanderbilt Prof. Defends Impact Unionization of Volkswagen’s TN Plant Would Have

Vanderbilt Prof. Defends Impact Unionization of Volkswagen's TN Plant Would Have
UNION HQ
  The possible introduction of a works council — a popular labor-management approach in Germany — at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee is making for touchy politics as the state’s anti-union Republicans look to thwart what they view as the an effort to (re)organize the South.  In a recent op-ed for the Atlanta...