UPS Says It Is Still Lobbying On Labor Issue, Clarifies Stance

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    UPS Says It Is Still Lobbying On Labor Issue, Clarifies Stance - Wall Street Journal

    United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) said Wednesday it continues to lobby lawmakers to support a labor provision opposed by rival FedEx Corp. (FDX), in an about-face from previous comments by a UPS spokesman.

    In either case, UPS spokesman Norman Black reiterated that the current Congress "doesn't appear disposed to addressing this," acknowledging little chance of success at least for the next two years.

    UPS, as well as the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, have backed the labor provision--heatedly opposed by FedEx--that would make it easier for some FedEx truck drivers and other employees to unionize by putting them under the same law governing UPS employees.