overwhelmingly to continue their union membership on April 26, 2019.
The decertification vote followed a substantial anti-union effort by the
company which included showings of anti-union videos, group anti-union
meetings, one-on-one anti-union ride alongs, as well as a barrage of new
hires in an attempt to stack the vote in their favor. The company has also
delayed yearly raises for the Stockton drivers citing ongoing
negotiations with the union even though non-union service centers
received their annual raises on time.
Despite the company's vigorous attempts to sway the vote, the drivers
voted 31-16 in favor of remaining in one of the nation's strongest unions,
the Teamsters. The landslide victory sends a clear
message to the company,your belittling voice of intimidation will never be
as loud or as strong as the voices of organized and empowered employees.
The Fedex Stockton drivers and the Teamsters look forward to ongoing
negotiations with the company.