Friday, January 27, 2006

Wal-Mart Union Foe 'Absolutely, Positively' Takes on FedEx

One of the labor unions deeply involved in the campaigns against the Wal-Mart retail chain has launched a new project, "standing with FedEx workers to demand dignity, respect and good pay." A representative for FedEx called the effort part of the union's "long history of using distortions and misinformation."The International Brotherhood of Teamsters union, which has 1.4 million members and is one of the sponsors of Wal-Mart Watch, launched FedEx Watch in mid-December. The website declares its support for "workers who are among tens of thousands of nonunion parcel delivery employees who are exploited on a daily basis by their employers."According to its own website, FedEx is "a worldwide network of companies" -- including FedEx Ground and FedEx Express -- providing customers and businesses with "the broadest array of supply chain, transportation, business and related information services." The corporation is also known for its copyrighted slogan, "When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight."Teamsters General President James Hoffa has lashed out at FedEx for allegedly building "much of its empire on low-cost business models and other unsavory practices." Full story here.........

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