FedEx Buying TNT

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by It will be fine, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    I guess we'll find out if Fred has as much pull with European lawmakers as he does here. UPS got blocked for antitrust concerns, but it sounds like FedEx will get around that.
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

    Someone made a good point in the UPS thread about this, that they were worried about a monopoly with UPS. No such concern with FedEx.
  3. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    It takes awhile to bribe the right people. Maybe UPS ought to raise a fuss.
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  4. Operational needs

    Operational needs Non desistas. Non exieras.

    I'm sure the politicians that Fred has in his pocket in DC will try to exert some influence for him with politicians in Europe.
  5. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Yes. Notice how Fred wasn't interested when UPS was? FedEx should be held to the same standards as UPS.
  6. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    The ironic thing is they have unions in Europe. FedEx Express couriers really are the poor, red headed stepchildren.
  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I would suspect TNT is unionized. That will probably end.
  8. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    There goes any raises for the next couple of years.
  9. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I wonder how much the price came down.
  10. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

  11. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Smart move.
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The only similarity between unions here and in Europe is the word "union".

    TNT will remain unionized.
  13. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    We shall see. When FedEx had it's first big time "go" in Europe, they tried to break the unions. Any surprise there?

    If it means paying employees a decent wage, Fred will be against it.

    Don't be silly, Upstate. If FedEx can kill a European union, they will do it.
  14. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Disaffected Philistine

    Fedex+Unions+TNT= Fedex Explosive:w00t:
  15. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Bingo. You get it. Upstate doesn't.
  16. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    There's no way FedEx will be able to bust a union in Europe. If they try then every other union will go on strike. I'd say this is publicity that Fred would want to avoid.

    As for a monopoly, FedEx has a much stronger international business than UPS. So expanding in Europe might well be a valid concern.
  17. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure Express drivers across the pond are unionized, in some countries.
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Have you ever been to Europe? The unions there are much different than they are here.
  19. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    You can have our sloppy seconds.
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  20. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Hardly. You guys got c-blocked.;)
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