Con-way Freight Employees in Portland, Oregon Reject Union Representation

International Brotherhood of Teamsters is defeated in election to organize maintenance employees at Portland, OR maintenance shop

Aug 21, 2015, 20:02 ET from Con-way Freight

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In an election conducted today by the National Labor Relations Board at Con-way Freight's Portland, OR maintenance facility, employees voted to reject representation by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Joseph M. Dagnese, president of Con-way Freight, commended Portland employees for their diligence in examining the issues, and ultimately expressing their confidence in the company. "I want to thank our employees for the thorough and careful consideration they gave to this matter and for voting to remain union-free," said Dagnese. "We continue to believe that our best path forward is one where we are focused on our customers, working together directly with our employees to deliver a superior service experience, without the interference of a third party."

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

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 LTL 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.

Con-way Freight is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.8 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics services company. For more information, visit

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