XPO Logistics Organizing

WHEREAS, XPO Logistics is now the second-largest logistics company in North America, after UPS; and

WHEREAS, the rapid expansion of XPO Logistics, an international operation that includes freight, warehouse and port drayage, has left the business highly leveraged; and

WHEREAS, in addition to its $3 billion acquisition of Con-way, the company spent $3.5 billion for the French-based freight company Norbert Dentressangle, and along with other acquisitions, XPO Logistics now controls companies with fully unionized employees across Europe; and

WHEREAS, XPO Logistics affects three Teamster Divisions – Freight, Port and Warehouse – and is a threat to our members in all three divisions; and

WHEREAS, the vast majority of workers at XPO Logistics in North America are unorganized; and

WHEREAS, the IBT is a member of global alliances with a full commitment from member unions to stand as one, capable of bringing pressure on a global company like XPO Logistics wherever they operate.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED at this 29th International Convention that the Teamsters are committed to develop a coordinated strategic plan across the three divisions — Freight, Port and Warehouse — in partnership with global allies to organize XPO Logistics as broadly and as quickly as possible.