Con-way Freight Workers Reject Teamsters at Oregon Terminal

John Sommers II for TT

Con-way Inc. said the company defeated the Teamsters union's effort to organize workers at its Freight facility in Portland, Oregon, marking the latest defeat of labor organizing efforts at the less-than-truckload carrier.

The unit of Con-way, ranked No. 4 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest U.S. and Canadian for-hire carriers, also has been the target over the past year of organizing efforts directed primarily at drivers. The company has prevailed in seven contested Teamster elections, and the union has won three.

“I want to thank our employees for the thorough and careful consideration they gave to this matter," Con-way Freight President Joseph Dagnese said in a statement. "We continue to believe that our best path forward is one where we are focused on our customers, working directly with our employees to deliver a superior service experience.”