Tag Archives: FedEx

Austin-Bound Package Explodes At FedEx Facility

CBS News reports: The San Antonio Texas Fire Department says a package bomb bound for Austin has exploded at a FedEx distribution center in Schertz, Texas, hurting 1 person, a FedEx employee who apparently suffered a non-life-threatening “percussion-type” injury from the blast. The FBI and ATF are at the scene. An FBI agent told CBS “it’s more than possible” that ...

Read More »

NYC Sues Fedex Over Shipping Cigarettes

In what some see as Mayor Bloomberg’s final stab at the tobacco industry, New York City today filed a massive lawsuit against Fedex for shipping cigarettes to private homes. Monday’s lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan and seeks $52 million of civil fines and unpaid taxes from FedEx, which is based in Memphis, Tennessee. According to ...

Read More »

FedEx Loses Religion-At-Work Case

Christian websites are crowing today after a federal judge quashed a request by FedEx to dismiss a suit filed against them by an employee who claims they trampled his right to proselytize at work. FedEx then settled the case confidentially. Note how the Alliance Defense Fund characterizes the employee’s behavior: FedEx refused to allow Weathers to answer questions from others ...

Read More »

TENNESSEE: Major Corporations Back Off Bill Banning All LGBT Rights Laws

Following the launch of a protest campaign by AmericaBlog Gay, several major corporations have denounced Tennessee’s pending bill which would ban all local LGBT rights laws. The bill was backed by the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce, where the companies below sit on its board of directors. Via HRC: Alcoa:“Alcoa provides equal employment opportunity without discrimination and supports state and local ...

Read More »

Scandal: Wingnut Group Associated With Limbaugh & Coulter Selling Their Endorsements For Millions

The American Conservative Union, who bills themselves as “the nation’s oldest and largest conservative lobbying group,” has been busted by Politico for offering to sell their endorsement to FedEx for $2M – $3M. At the moment, FedEx is fighting Congress about changes that increase the power of their employees union. The American Conservative Union asked FedEx for a check for ...

Read More »

FedEx Adds Trans Employee Protections

FedEx has approved a shareholder resolution granting protection to transgender employees, raising the ire of Christianist news outlet One News Now. Without a vote from shareholders, one of America’s largest corporations has decided to grant its transgender employees special protected status. Memphis-based FedEx has agreed to implement a shareholder resolution proposed by Huffington Post blogger Sara Whitman that would add ...

Read More »