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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:50 AM

 

FedEx & UPS both tied to ALEC

UPS is on the corporate ("Private Enterprise") board of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Pat Thomas, Vice President of Corporate Public Affairs, is the UPS representative on the corporate board. He is the Second Vice Chairman of the board as of 2011.

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/UPS

FedEx lobbyist Bill Primeaux is on the Executive Committee of the American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC's) Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force as of 2011. It was a "Vice-Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 American Legislative Exchange Council Annual Conference, which in 2010, equated to $25,000. FedEx was also the sponsor of the ALEC 39th Annual Meeting Preview Reception.

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=FedEx


I'm pretty sure some deeper digging would come up with a trail tied to specific legislators and specific votes on the fate of USPS.

ALEC/Koch Cabal Pursuing Privatization of the US Postal Service for UPS and FedEx…

http://www.vltp.net/aleckoch-cabal-pursuing-privatization-postal-service-ups-fedex/


National Center applauds FedEx for sticking with ALEC



David Almasi attends the annual shareholder meeting for FedEx Corporation, held on September 24, 2012, in Memphis, Tennessee, to praise FedEx for standing by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) when numerous other companies have given in to demands from the left and severed ties. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Fred W. Smith responds.

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HiPointDem Feb 2013 OP
xoom Feb 2013 #1
snappyturtle Feb 2013 #2
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #4
snappyturtle Feb 2013 #8
TheBlackAdder Feb 2013 #3
Zorra Feb 2013 #5
nc4bo Feb 2013 #6
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #7
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HiPointDem Feb 2013 #10
mikekohr Feb 2013 #11
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #12

Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:56 AM

1. Wow! Guess I wont ship through them anymore.

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:01 AM

2. This revelation would be great for Rachel Maddow. K&R nt

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Response to snappyturtle (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:48 PM

4. i wonder if she would air it.

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:49 PM

8. Well, she seems fearless to me so I think, "Yes". nt

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:02 AM

3. Two companies that Privatize Profits and Socialize Their Costs onto the USPS. nt

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:24 PM

5. Thanks! I only use the US Postal Service to ship stuff, and now I'm doubly pleased

with this choice.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:36 PM

6. OMG now it ALL makes sense now! Follow the damn money indeed.

And Congress is doing exactly WHAT to help save one of our country's pride and joys?!



Time to stomp the snake.

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:55 PM

7. if only more cared.

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 07:01 AM

9. k

 

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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:26 PM

10. k

 

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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:52 PM

11. UPSPAC is one of biggest PAC's in DC, I worked in management there and was "LEANED" on for donations

I filed a complaint with the FEC in 1993 which resulted in a fine against UPS although they admitted no fault (which means they promised not to get caught again).

Over 80% of all UPSPAC money went to Republicans. They were a sponser of Newt Gingrinch's "Contract on America." In closed doors meeting upper mangement would make comments linking Democrats and the "Teamsters for A Democratic Union" (TDU, a reform union movemnt) of being associated with communists.

The Chairman of the Republican Party in Illinois was a Chief Financial officer for UPS. There is a distinct pattern here.

UPS was/is particulary in love with itself. In meetings we were told that such a high percentage of the country's GDP moved through UPS in event of a strike with the Teamsters the company could count on the President to step in and end the strike. In the mid 1990's the Teamsters under the leadership of Chairman Carey walked out. President Bill Clinton refused to interfer in contract negotiations which infuriated UPS management.

The public discovered during this strike that the United States Postal Service not only delivered pakages nearly as quickly as UPS but they did it for far more reasonable rates. By then I was working at the Post Office. The package volume exploded and stayed up for another two years before returning to the old levels. It's a shame it did not last.

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Response to mikekohr (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:03 AM

12. interesting.

 

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