The FedEx Fight

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  1. cheryl

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    The FedEx Fight- Risk and Insurance

    While classifying a roofer as a file clerk clearly represents some sort of fraud on the part of the insured, the same cannot be said of the independent contractor status many companies ascribe to workers who for all intents and purposes look, walk and talk not like a duck but an employee.

    The most noteworthy case involves the nearly 10-year effort to force Memphis-based FedEx to treat its drivers as employees rather than independent contractors. Among the most vocal proponents have been the Teamsters Union, which has lost a prime organizing opportunity due to what they believe are the anti-union sentiments behind FedEx's widespread use of independent contractors.

    In addition, the practice gives the company an advantage over its heavily unionized competitor, United Parcel Service.