Power struggle within FedEx pilots union upsets contract talks

In a surprise maneuver last week, a rebel group of FedEx Express pilots forced union leadership to break off contract negotiations by requesting that federal authorities release the parties from mediation before the company could even respond to its latest counteroffer.

The petition to the National Mediation Board (NMB) went against advice from Air Line Pilots Association staff and the union’s governing body at FedEx’s airline, exposing the extent of union infighting that has continued since a...


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