(WASHINGTON) — Ground control to FedEx: Your drivers aren’t pilots.
The Teamsters Union launched a campaign today to level the playing field in the package delivery industry. Through advertising, a website and videos, the Teamsters are urging Congress to pass legislation closing the loophole that gives FedEx (NYSE: FDX) a special status. That status allows FedEx Express to treat its truck drivers as airline workers.
“This is a simple issue of fairness,” said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa. “No company should be able to hide behind a special deal bought by political influence. It’s time to level the playing field and close the FedEx loophole.”