FedEx Ground loses in Massachusetts

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by stopsperhour, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    http://independentcontractorcompliance.com/2013/07/09/fedex-ground-loses-massachusetts-independent-contractor-misclassification-lawsuit/
     
  2. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    You need to learn how to post links.
     
  3. NonyaBiznes

    NonyaBiznes Yanked Out My Purple-Blood I.V. In 2000!

    Wouldn't it be nice to tell him/her how? Damn you're mean.
     
  4. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I didn't say I knew how to do it!
     
  5. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Worked for me.
     
  6. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Don't get your panties in a WAD.
     
  7. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Glad to read that news.
     
  8. UPS Preloader

    UPS Preloader Active Member

  9. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    If Mass. isn't an ISP state yet, it soon will be.
     
  10. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    I remember reading a few years ago that a ground sta. in MA unionized. (only the handlers)
    Then, I heard, recently, that that disbanded or something.
    Who can tell me what happened in a nutshell?
     
  11. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    The IBT tried to unionize a MA Ground terminal (handlers). FedEx came-in with a strike-breaking team and the Teamsters ran away because Fred's BBQ Squad convinced the hourlies that they didn't need a union.
     
  12. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    It appears that MA is already an ISP state. Maybe your scam isn't so iron clad arfter all. It will be interesting to see how this plays out and how they will try to tweak the contractor model in MA and how it will affect other states.
     
  13. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    read the last paragraph again.
     
  14. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Since you are the expert in this scam, why don't you explain how FedEx will change the model in MA to meet those requirements?
     
  15. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    They went to the ISP model. That's how it was tweaked. Old lawsuit just running its course.
     
  16. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    That's not the way I read it. FedEx paid a settlement of $3 million in 2010. Implimented ISP in 2011 and this latest judgement states they still have not met the requirements for the B prong of the ABC law governing IC's.
     
  17. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Right. Massachusetts has the strictest criteria. Tweak the model and carry on. Nothing Fedex hasn't dealt with before and unless states have a wholesale reform of criteria, should stay fairly localized to Massachusetts.
     
  18. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    They already have " tweaked the model" and lost this lawsuit because they couldn't meet that B prong requirement. It opens the door for more lawsuits in MA.
     
  19. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    There is no end to the number of times and ways to tweak the model into compliance.
     
  20. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Translation: There is no end to the amount of money Fred Smith will pour into attorneys, politicians, and lobbyists to keep the Ground scam alive.