"An effort on the part of Congress and the United Parcel Service to allow certain Federal Express employees to unionize and organize strikes more easily could hurt Alaska's economy and enable unions to bring commerce to a screeching halt on a whim, FedEx officials said," according to Trading Markets. "House Bill 915, sponsored by U.S. Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., was originally intended to address aviation safety concerns, but an amendment later added would lift regulations barring FedEx truck drivers and other employees from unionizing and organizing strikes. The bill would not affect pilots. "It'll shut down our operations in Alaska," said Maury Lane, a FedEx spokesman.""
     
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