Posts Tagged ‘fedex’

Jun
2016
24

FedEx Ground Settles Decade-Old Misclassification Case: $240M Across 20 States

FedEx Ground Settles Decade-Old Misclassification Case: $240M Across 20 States
  For over 10 years, FedEx Ground has been battling claims that it misclassified its drivers as independent contractors. But they finally settled. Late last week the company announced a $240 million payout spanning 20 states. The cash will be divided between more than 12,000 ground division drivers. According to the lead lawyer for the...
Jul
2015
28

Another KS Court Rules In Favor of Misclassified FedEx Drivers; 19 Class Actions Pending

Another KS Court Rules In Favor of Misclassified FedEx Drivers; 19 Class Actions Pending
  The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of 500 drivers in Kansas who sued FedEx in 2003 claiming they were misclassified as independent contractors. The decision upholds a ruling from the Kansas Supreme Court which found that the drivers met the state’s 20-point test to determine their employment status under the [&hellip...
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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
  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...
Mar
2015
27

NLRB Ruling Against FedEx Home Maintained Upon Review; Employees Were Misclassified

NLRB Ruling Against FedEx Home Maintained Upon Review; Employees Were Misclassified
  Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled against reconsidering its September decision that a group of Connecticut drivers were employees of FedEx Home Delivery and thus subject to the rules of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). FedEx argued that they were independent contractors.  The original ruling created a...
Mar
2015
19

Teamsters Successfully Organize Another FedEx Freight Terminal

Teamsters Successfully Organize Another FedEx Freight Terminal
  A group of 50 drivers at the FedEx Freight terminal in Stockton, California have voted to join Teamsters Local 439.  The drivers voted on Tuesday, March 10th and Friday, March 13th.  The final vote was 33-12 in favor of joining the union. Following the vote Ken Guertin, Local 439 Secretary-Treasurer, told WAFB: “I am [&hellip...
Dec
2014
8

UPS, FedEx Among the Companies Who Lobby to Keep Exhausted Drivers, Pilots on the Job

UPS, FedEx Among the Companies Who Lobby to Keep Exhausted Drivers, Pilots on the Job
  When we think of occupational hazards, two primary types of situations come to mind: people working without proper training or without proper equipment. The result can be anything from a fall to a tragic encounter with a dangerous piece of equipment. Just as dangerous, however, can be something as unassuming as fatigue, especially in...
Nov
2014
28

Misclass Mainstream: CNN Covers the Story of Independent Contractor Abuse at FedEx

Misclass Mainstream: CNN Covers the Story of Independent Contractor Abuse at FedEx
  After leaving his job with the United States Postal Service (USPS) for what he thought would be a lucrative career at FedEx, Reggie Gray eventually found himself bankrupt and in the middle of a legal battle with the company. This lasted the better part of a decade before his story was told by CNN. [&hellip...
Nov
2014
21

Teamsters Locals Ain’t Nothin’ to Truck With: Third FedEx Freight Crew Votes to Unionize

Teamsters Locals Ain't Nothin' to Truck With: Third FedEx Freight Crew Votes to Unionize
  The campaign to unionize drivers at FedEx Freight and Conway forged ahead this week with another victorious vote, this time in North Carolina. 222 FedEx drivers at the Charlotte Terminal voted to join the Teamsters Local 71.  The successful election marked the third victory for the Teamsters union, which has also recently organized workers...
Nov
2014
12

Kansas Supreme Court Becomes Latest Legal Body to Slam Fedex’s Misclassification Practices

Kansas Supreme Court Becomes Latest Legal Body to Slam Fedex's Misclassification Practices
  The Supreme Court of Kansas has ruled that workers classified as independent contractors by FedEx Ground were in fact employees entitled to the labor protections.  The case, Craig v. FedEx Ground Package Sys. Inc., used two separate tests to determine the legitimacy of the company’s claims that it was hiring independent...
Nov
2014
6

Fedex Truck Drivers at South Brunswick Terminal Unionize, Become Second Success Story

Fedex Truck Drivers at South Brunswick Terminal Unionize, Become Second Success Story
  At a South Brunswick, New Jersey terminal a majority of the 113 truck drivers for FedEx Freight have voted to join Teamsters Local 701.  The final tally was 66-42 and comes less than a month after drivers at the FedEx Freight Terminal in East Philadelphia made history by becoming the first group of drivers [&hellip...
Oct
2014
15

FedUp: First (Of Many?) FedEx Freight Driver Unit Votes to Unionize With Teamsters

FedUp: First (Of Many?) FedEx Freight Driver Unit Votes to Unionize With Teamsters
  At the FedEx Freight Terminal in East Philadelphia, a group of 47 drivers have made history by voting to join Teamsters Local 107.  The final result of the vote was 26-18 in favor of joining the union.  Several similar campaigns are underway in other cities, but this was the first successful Fedex Freight worker [&hellip...
Oct
2014
1

FedEx’s Culture of Misclassification Dealt Yet Another Blow, This Time By U.S. Court of Appeals

FedEx's Culture of Misclassification Dealt Yet Another Blow, This Time By U.S. Court of Appeals
  A federal court has ruled that misclassified employees can recover monetary damages under state laws based on the value of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) benefits that the defendant failed to provide to them.  The decision in Gray v. FedEx Ground Package System highlights the limits of ERISA’s preemption clause.  In...