Con-way Freight Employees in Gary/Hammond Turn Away Union

In a union representation election conducted yesterday by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), mechanics at Con-way Freight’s facility in Gary/Hammond, Ind. voted to reject representation by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union.

Greg Lehmkuhl, president of Con-way Freight, commended employees for their diligence and perseverance in weighing the facts and making an informed decision on union representation, ultimately voting against the union, its rhetoric and misinformation.

“It is rewarding to see our employees reach the conclusion that we can best work together directly and succeed as a team when we are focused on satisfying our customers and operating the safest, best maintained fleet in the industry,” Lehmkuhl noted. “Our experience has been that when our employees have the opportunity to get the facts, understand clearly the value of what they have today, and recognize the advantages and opportunities they have in being union-free, they choose to reject union representation.”

“We remain convinced that our path to success lies in maintaining an open, respectful and direct relationship with our employees without the interference of a third party,” he concluded.

Con-way Freight currently does not have a contract with any union at any of its nearly 300 locations in the U.S.

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Con-way Freight is the industry’s leading less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation company, providing guaranteed, day-definite regional and transcontinental service with exception-free delivery, on-time service performance and faster transit times through a single, unified network of more than 425 service locations serving the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Con-way Freight offers LTL freight transportation across North America and through Global LTLTM delivery in the United States from around the world. Global solutions include international less-than-container (LCL) ocean shipments from Asia through its OceanGuaranteed® service; U.S. and Europe delivery for inbound and outbound international cargoes through an exclusive alliance with TNT; direct service to more than 30 Bahamian and Caribbean ports; and domestic offshore transportation to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Con-way Freight is a certified FAST highway carrier and is C-TPAT/PIP, ACE- and CSA-certified.

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