December 5, 2014 3:20 PM, EST

Con-way Workers Reject Union at Texas Terminal

Con-way Inc.

Con-way Freight said workers at its terminal in Harlingen, Texas, have rejected Teamsters representation in the latest result of the union’s organizing drive.

Results weren’t disclosed by Con-way, the third-largest less-than-truckload carrier. The company now has prevailed in four of six elections at the company. The union withdrew a petition at another facility.

The results came in the same week when the Teamsters effort to organize FedEx Freight also were slowed. At the largest LTL carrier, the union lost an election and canceled another, which the company said was a signal the Teamsters would lose.

“Our employees continue to demonstrate that when they are able to consider all the facts, and have the opportunity to make an informed choice in a free and fair election, they vote to remain union-free,” Greg Lehmkuhl, Con-way Freight president, said in a statement. “We continue to believe that our company can best meet the needs of our employees by maintaining an open and direct relationship with them, without the interference of a third party.”

Con-way has won two elections in California and one in New Hampshire, as well as the most recent vote. Union organizers won contested elections at one terminal each in California and Texas.

Con-way Freight’s parent is No. 4 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of for-hire carriers in the United States and Canada. FedEx is No. 2.