House panel opens door for Teamsters to organize FedEx workers - Scripps News The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week made it easier for unions like the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to organize FedEx employees. By changing the jurisdiction of how some employees can be organized -- from national to local bargaining units -- the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act that now goes to the House floor takes away provisions that made it difficult for FedEx drivers to join local unions. The Teamsters have unsuccessfully attempted to organize FedEx for years. UPS, whose drivers are largely represented by the Teamsters, supports the language because it would increase FedEx expenses and make it less competitive. Thousands of FedEx's 290,000 employees would be affected and some analysts say the company's expenses would increase 30 percent as a result of unionization.