FedEx is going after UPS directly in an aggressive new campaign the express carrier launched Tuesday against efforts to make the company a more ready target for unions.
FedEx termed proposed labor legislation a "bailout" of UPS that would undermine the reliability of express delivery, and the company created a Web site called BrownBailout.com as a foundation of its effort.
In its campaign, FedEx calls itself "the creator of the overnight delivery" and portrays UPS as a company that faced a strike by the Teamsters in 1997 "that crippled business and commerce across America."
“Now it wants Congress to expose FedEx Express to that risk,” said Maury Lane, a spokesman for FedEx . “America relies too much on the reliability and dependability of the FedEx Express overnight-delivery network, and we can’t allow this bailout to pass only because UPS wants to harm its main competitor.”