How Fred Handles Unions

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MrFedEx, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Back in 1989, FedEx Express bought Flying Tigers, primarily for their routes to Asia and landing slots at prime locations all over the world. Job #1 for Smith after the purchase was to jettison as many of the "new" Tigers people as possible. First, all of Tigers employees were unionized. The pilots were ALPA, and the rest of the employees were IAM. All were forced to de-certify, and the headhunt to eliminate these folks started right away.

    However, one group of Tigers employees refused to de-certify, and that was the flight attendants. Tigers had run passenger charters for many years with their 727QC and DC-8 fleets, and it was very profitable. We all know Smith loves profit, but he quickly ended the charter ops so he could kill the union. It wasn't long after that the pilots told Smith to shove-it, and formed first an in-house union, and eventually joined ALPA. They knew what they were dealing with.
  2. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    And now Smith kisses their asses. He has to.
  3. FUFred

    FUFred Active Member

    A former co-worker would call in when a District Mgr, HR Rep or some big shot in Memphis was coming into town. She would then say to the couriers, " I had anal glaucoma, I just couldn't see my :censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2: coming into work." I loved it.