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    Default NC guv takes on misclassification

    “There are millions of Americans classified as independent contractors by the companies they work for, but effectively working as employees,” American Rights at Work, a Washington-based labor-rights nonprofit, said in a 2007 report on FedEx Ground. “These workers suffer the worst of both worlds: they toil without the protections and benefits of employees, yet are without the control over their work that true independent contractors enjoy.”...

    The scam’s advantage for employers is that they don’t have to pay minimum wage or overtime, Social Security, Medicare, or unemployment taxes, or workers’ compensation. The result, the American Rights at Work report said, is that FedEx drivers not only make less money than those at UPS, who are permanent workers with a union; they also have to pay for gas and maintenance for their vans. Many lease vans from a company-approved supplier, Ruckelshaus says.
    Teamster Nation: NC guv takes on misclassification

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    Default Re: NC guv takes on misclassification

    I'm probably missing something in this convoluted controversy that has been going on for years, but didn't these poor guys sign a contract on their own accord.

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    Default Re: NC guv takes on misclassification

    Quote Originally Posted by realAZteamster View Post
    I'm probably missing something in this convoluted controversy that has been going on for years, but didn't these poor guys sign a contract on their own accord.

    Here is a little history of what has been going on:

    FedEx Wins Ruling That Contract Drivers Seeking Benefits Aren't Employees - Bloomberg

 

 

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