FedEx, Con-way workers vote against union at two facilities; more ballots set for this week

Updated Nov 18, 2014

IBT-logoWorkers at FedEx Freight in New Jersey and at Con-way Freight in New Hampshire last week voted against union representation, the latest balloting as the Teamsters attempt to organize drivers at each company.

FedEx Freight was “pleased to report” the results of the Nov. 12 vote at a Newark service center.

“We are proud of our employees for doing their homework on the union and making an informed decision against third party interference,” the company said in a statement.

The Newark vote was 57 against, 44 in favor, according to an unofficial post to a forum on The thread pointed to elections this week at FedEx Freight facilities in Charlotte, at a second Newark location, in Richmond and in Louisville.

Likewise, Con-way Freight’s employees in Manchester voted Nov. 13 against union representation, 29 to 15, according to a company statement.

“We continue to believe that our company can best meet the needs of our employees by maintaining an open, respectful and direct relationship with them, without the interference of a union,” said Greg Lehmkuhl, Con-way Freight’s president. “The vote today in Manchester once again demonstrated that when our employees are given the opportunity to hear the facts, and vote in a fairly administered election free of coercion, they choose to remain union free.”

Since the organization push began in September, two FedEx Freight facilities and two of Con-Way Freight’s have voted in favor of union representation, the first wins for the Teamsters at each.