The two parcel shipping giants, UPS and FedEx, have spent millions lobbying over a labor dispute stemming from a proposed provision in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) re-authorization bill that was to be introduced. The provision would have changed the labor laws that currently govern FedEx bringing both companies under the same rules. Oddly enough, the two companies are regulated by different labor laws. The National Labor Relations Act covers UPS drivers. The Railway Labor Act governs FedEx and has operating rules that make it easier for them to retain their non-union driver workforce. This week, the FAA Bill was introduced into Congress, but the clause relating to this issue was omitted signaling a big win for FedEx.
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