Statement: Washington State Court Blocks Compulsory Unionism Power Grab at FedEx Ground
The following is a statement from Stefan Gleason, Vice President of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, regarding today’s Washington Superior Court ruling in Anfinson v. FedEx Ground. The court ruled the plaintiffs are independent contractors and are not therefore “employees.”
“This case is nothing more than a Trojan Horse — a union organizing tactic brought by lawyers allied with UPS and organized labor. The real goal of this litigation is to force FedEx Ground independent contractors out of business and instead turn them into ‘employees’ for purposes of forced unionization.
“Union bosses are desperately grabbing for more forced union dues — and meanwhile UPS is buckling under pressure from its non-union competition.