Think about it. The Railway Labor Act dates from 1934, when there was no such thing as "Express Carriers" or nationwide overnight delivery. Scheduled airlines were in their infancy, and most people traveled long-distance by train or bus. Packages and mail moved mostly by train, and there was a company called Railway Express Agency, which delivered packages that didn't go via the USPS. What does a law from 1934, that dealt with Railroads and the REA have to do with FedEx? NOTHING, except that it provides a loophole for Fred Smith. FedEx was still 40 years in th future when this law was enacted. Applying it to FedEx operations is a true reach, but it hasn't stopped Smith. The "Express Carrier" exemption is especially problematic, because the only express carrier in 1934 was REA, and their service was dependent on trains, not airplanes. How does Fred get away with it? By the way, somewhere in your station there is a copy of the RLA posted on the wall under glass. Read it sometime, and get back to me here.