Tuesday, May 10, 2016


CEO Spurns Unions’ Request For Meeting To Address Workers’ Issues  

(GREENWICH, Conn.) – On Wed., May 11, from 8:30-10:30 a.m., XPO workers from the United States and Europe, along with union leaders, will gather outside the XPO Logistics shareholder meeting to call for CEO Bradley Jacobs to meet with them to address a laundry list of serious concerns. A delegation will enter the meeting and request that the CEO meet to discuss the workers’ issues. Jacobs has ignored previous requests to meet.

XPO is mismanaging the integration of its new businesses which has created significant operational and financial risk for the company and its investors. XPO is mistreating former Con-way Freight workers with terminal closures, subcontracting and layoffs, along with refusing to bargain in good faith. XPO port and rail drivers are fighting company wage theft in excess of $200 million because of persistent misclassification as independent contractors, a scheme that the National Labor Relations Board has ruled is designed to deny workers’ federal right to form their union.

XPO’s greed also extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months after XPO’s purchase of Norbert Dentressangle SA. French workers and their unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles with XPO are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe. A press teleconference will be held at 11:30 a.m. following the shareholder meeting action.