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December 1, 2014 11:00 AM, EST
FedEx Wins Latest Round in Teamsters Challenge
John Sommers II for TT

FedEx Freight won the latest round in union representation battles with the Teamsters, with the rejection of the union at the carrier’s Louisville, Kentucky, terminal.

City and road drivers were voting at the ninth terminal where the union filed for an election at the largest-less-than-truckload carrier. The company announced the results in a statement without disclosing the vote total at Louisville.

The union has won three elections and lost three. In three other cases, the union withdrew its petition shortly before the scheduled vote.

“This pattern of union defeats and withdrawals supports our belief that the vast majority of our drivers do not want union interference,” Chief Operating Officer Pat Reed said. “We look forward to working with the team members at all service centers to maintain positive lines of communication and continue providing excellent service to our customers.”

The union also has been making a drive at Con-way Freight, where there has been a similar mix of wins, losses and cancellations.

FedEx Freight is part of FedEx Corp., which ranks No. 2 on Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest U.S. and Canadian for-hire carriers. Con-way Freight is a unit of No. 4 Con-way Inc.