FedEx faces lawsuit over worker status

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  1. cheryl

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    FedEx faces lawsuit over worker status - Gazette Mail

    Attorneys general from three states are threatening to sue the nation's second-largest package delivery company this week, accusing FedEx of violating labor laws by classifying drivers as independent contractors.

    Attorneys General Andrew Cuomo from New York, Steve Bullock from Montana and Anne Milgram from New Jersey plan to sue FedEx Ground Package System Inc. on Tuesday unless the company "can demonstrate why litigation should not be commenced ... no later than October 27, 2009."

    The lawsuit will "address widespread, long-term and unlawful employment practices engaged in by FedEx," stated an Oct. 20 letter to FedEx on Cuomo's letterhead.