April 17, 2007: 05:42 PM EST DOW JONES NEWSWIRES About 20 FedEx Co. (FDX) home delivery drivers in Windsor, Conn., were ruled to be employees eligible to vote in an upcoming union election by National Labor Relations Board Director Peter Hoffman. Hoffman rejected the Memphis transportation company's position that the drivers were contractors and not employees, said Teamsters Local Union 671. FedEx said in a statement that it intends to pursue the course of appeal, but will go forth with its election next month. "We have seen time and time again that the vast majority of contractors have shown us that they wish to remain independent business owners and have no desire to make a commitment to an outside third party like the Teamsters," FedEx said. -Monica M. Clark; 201-938-5400; [email protected] Order free Annual Report for FedEx Corporation Visit Dow Jones Newswires Annual Reports or call 1-888-301-0513 (END) Dow Jones Newswires 04-17-07 1742ET Copyright (c) 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.