ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a union representation election was conducted by the National Labor Relations Board at Con-way Freight's Manchester, NH facility. As a result of this election, Con-way Freight's employees voted against representation by the Teamsters union. The union was defeated by a vote of 29 to 15.
"We were gratified that our Manchester employees, after having the opportunity to review all the facts and make an informed choice, rejected the Teamsters union and clearly communicated their intention to remain union-free," commented Greg Lehmkuhl, Con-way Freight's president.
"We continue to believe that our company can best meet the needs of our employees by maintaining an open, respectful and direct relationship with them, without the interference of a union," said Lehmkuhl. "The vote today in Manchester once again demonstrated that when our employees are given the opportunity to hear the facts, and vote in a fairly administered election free of coercion, they choose to remain union free."
Con-way Freight currently does not have a contract with the Teamsters union at any of its locations. The Manchester election has no effect on other locations of Con-way Freight and will not affect the company's overall ability to continue delivering reliable, high-quality service to customers.
About Con-way Freight
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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