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FedEx Tells Small Contractors It Won’t Negotiate Collectively

A driver for an independent contractor to FedEx scans packages in the back of a truck in San Francisco, California.

A driver for an independent contractor to FedEx scans packages in the back of a truck in San Francisco, California.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

FedEx Corp’s head of ground unit operations told contractors that deliver packages for it that the company will only negotiate individually with them and that any effort to discuss financial terms as a group is a breach of their contracts, according to a memo seen Wednesday by Bloomberg News.