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06/27/22 - Supreme Court, for now, fails to address trucking under AB5 

06/27/22 03:54:10pm - A truck in California

The injunction that bars California’s AB5 independent contractor law from being implemented in the state’s trucking sector will remain in place for now — and perhaps for the next several months.

That was assured Monday morning when the U.S. Supreme Court went silent on the issue when it released its “orders,” the long list of cases that it mostly denies certiorari of lower court appeals but accepts a small fraction.

Monday’s surprise was that the California Trucking Association v. Bonta, the organization’s lawsuit against the state over AB5, was nowhere to be found on the list. It wasn’t on the accepted list, it wasn’t on the denial list. Attorneys in the trucking industry were expecting some sort of resolution Monday, given that the case was on the agenda for a court conference last Thursday.

“We’re scratching our heads,” said Marc Blubaugh, co-chair of the transportation practice at the Benesch law firm. Blubaugh filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Intermodal Association of North America and the Transportation Intermediaries Association.

AB5 is the California law that defines independent contractor status in the state, using the ABC test. That test is viewed as more likely to define a worker as an employee rather than an independent contractor.

For trucking, the B prong of the ABC test is particularly problematic. The B prong says a worker can be an independent contractor if he or she “performs work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business.” An independent owner-operator hauling freight for a trucking company faces the probability that in litigation, that activity would be found in violation of the B prong.

An injunction handed down by a lower court in early January 2020, when the law went into effect, kept AB5 from being implemented in trucking because of a possible conflict with the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act, the so-called F4A. But an appeals court overturned that decision in April 2021, and the CTA requested the Supreme Court grant review.

Whether it is going to get that review now must wait for an indeterminate amount of time. Blubaugh suggested a decision on certiorari could be issued later this week but added that was not likely.

Both Blubaugh and Greg Feary, a partner with the Scopelitis law firm, said it is also possible that the case may not be taken up by the Supreme Court again until its October conference, when it decides what cases to take and what to reject in the new term that begins that month. Feary added that the court last year held a July conference, though it is not certain it will do so again this year. 


Watch now: More on what AB5 may mean for trucking


Blubaugh said the omission of CTA v. Bonta on the list could mean that “maybe cert is unfortunately going to be denied, but there is dissent on the court and they want some time to discuss it further.”

If certiorari is denied, AB5 goes into effect immediately in California trucking. It already is in effect for other industries, though its fate with gig drivers, such as those with Uber and Lyft, remains in legal limbo for now.  

One development that the trucking industry might find worrisome: The court declined certiorari on a case involving the question of state preemption of the F4A that had C.H. Robinson (NASDAQ: CHRW) as a plaintiff. 

The case involving the brokerage company did feature the issue of F4A preemption. But it also involved safety, rather than worker classification, and both Blubaugh and Feary said court acceptance of certiorari in the C.H. Robinson case was generally not expected. 

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06/24/22 - Viewpoint: FMLA denial not required to have violated employee’s rights

06/24/22 02:21:44pm - Court gavel

An employee worked for his employer for 27 years, during which he periodically took leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). He retired and then filed a lawsuit against his employer after a conversation with his employer’s FMLA manager who allegedly discouraged him from taking more FMLA leave. On appeal, the federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (which has jurisdiction over Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana) clarified that an employer can violate the FMLA simply by discouraging, not actually denying, an employee from exercising his rights under the FMLA.

Background

Over the 27 years, the employee had multiple medical conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder. During his employment, he asked his FMLA leave manager about taking time off so he could receive recommended treatment for his PTSD.  At that point, he had exhausted only 304 hours of his 480-hour allotment.

According to the employer, the employee asked for leave that would last several months, and the leave manager told him he did not have that much FMLA leave left. The employee then asked whether he would be fired, and the leave manager said that if he used leave he did not have, he would be charged for his absences once the FMLA leave was exhausted. The leave manager told the employee that he could not take FMLA leave he did not have.

According to the employee, he asked for a total of eight weeks’ leave, using all of his remaining FMLA leave, plus his sick and annual leave. He alleged that the leave manager told him, “You’ve taken serious amounts of FMLA . . . don’t take any more FMLA. If you do so, you will be disciplined.” The employee alleged that the leave manager’s statement made him afraid he would be fired for taking FMLA leave. Instead of taking the FMLA leave, the employee decided to retire.

After his retirement, the employee filed his suit against the employer, the FMLA manager, and other agents of the employer, for alleged violations of multiple federal laws, including the Family and Medical Leave Act.  The trial court ruled in favor of the employer on the FMLA claim, noting that the employee was never denied FMLA leave.  The employee appealed his claims regarding the FMLA.

Appellate court’s decision

There are two distinct theories of recovery under the FMLA. The first being through an interference claim where it is “unlawful for any employer to interfere with, restrain, or deny the exercise of or the attempt to exercise, any right provided” by the FMLA. The second being through a retaliation claim where an employer that “discharge[s] or in any other manner discriminate[s] against any individual for opposing any practice made unlawful by” the FMLA can be liable for retaliation. In this case, the court was required to address the first theory.

The court determined that based on the statutory text and context of the FMLA, denial of FMLA leave is not required for the employee to show that the employer interfered with his FMLA rights. The court held that the statutory text of the law is not ambiguous as to whether denial is required to show a violation, and that it is not required. Under the FMLA, it is unlawful to interfere with “the exercise of or the attempt to exercise” FMLA rights. The court noted that while denial would certainly be an interference, an interference does not have to be in the form of a denial.

Takeaway

As the 7th Circuit points out, an employer can violate an employee’s FMLA rights through discouragement of exercising rights. An employee need not be denied FMLA leave for the employer to be liable for an FLMA interference claim. Furthermore, this case demonstrates that it is important to remember that, whether you are the president of the company or a benefits administrator in human resources, if you are a supervisor or executive, you are an agent of the company, and your words can impact the employer’s liability. The court noted that the parties have not litigated on appeal which of the defendants are proper defendants, but under the FMLA an employer is defined as “any person who acts, directly or indirectly, in the interest of an employer to any of the employees of such employer.” FMLA managers, HR representatives, and supervisors of employees should be well informed on FMLA issues such as this one. Lastly, it is good practice for managers and supervisors to document communications with employees, especially after verbal conversations, to help avoid the “he said, she said” issues which occurred in this case.

R. Eddie Wayland is a partner with the law firm of King & Ballow. You may reach Mr. Wayland at (615) 726-5430 or at rew@kingballow.com.  The foregoing materials, discussion and comments have been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed as legal advice on specific situations or subjects.



06/22/22 - The lies of double brokers

06/22/22 07:12:51pm -

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking about one of the most hated practices in trucking: double brokering. We’ll also find out how bad actors are stealing MC and U.S. Department of Transportation carrier numbers to steal trucking company identities. 

FreightWaves’ editorial director, Rachel Premack, has the latest on retail inventories and reports on a record-high net revocation of trucking authorities.

FreightWaves’ Detroit Bureau Chief Alan Adler says used truck prices are trending downwards. Is now a good time to buy a truck?

Trucking Fitness Co. founder Mark Manera is getting drivers in gear with a healthy pretrip inspection aimed at lightening your load. 

Back The Truck Up’s Rooster and SuperTrucker talk about the double brokering shell game; a semi used in a bank robbery; trucker couture becoming the it summer fashion; Karen vs. a truck; a croc vs. a frying pan; and more. 

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06/21/22 - No es una sorpresa: El informe revela que los costos logísticos se dispararon en 2021

06/21/22 10:26:52pm - container terminal

El 33º Informe Anual sobre el Estado de la Logística, el boletín de calificaciones interanual del sistema logístico de las empresas estadounidenses, confirmó empíricamente lo que todo el mundo ya sabía: 2021 era el nirvana o una pesadilla, dependiendo de lo que uno haga para ganarse la vida.   

Los costos totales de logística, que miden cuánto se gastó en transporte, bodegas y servicios auxiliares como los de apoyo y administrativos, se dispararon un 22,4% el año pasado, hasta casi 1,85 billones de dólares, según el informe. Esta cifra equivale al 8% del PIB estadounidense, un nivel que no se veía desde 2008, según el informe, publicado por el grupo comercial Council of Supply Management Professionals (CSCMP) el martes por la mañana.

La demanda se disparó en todos los modos y servicios. Las empresas, desesperadas por una capacidad fiable de transporte por carretera, impulsaron un aumento del 39,3% en el gasto en flotas privadas o en el transporte por contrato, hasta alcanzar los 415.200 millones de dólares. Los costos de transporte de inventarios aumentaron un 25%, hasta 502.000 millones de dólares, debido a que la creciente demanda de bodegas y la congestión de la cadena de suministro llenaron las instalaciones hasta el tope. Los costos de capital para transportar montañas de inventario se dispararon un 33,4%.  

Según el informe, el gasto en servicios marítimos aumentó un 23,6%, ya que los transportadores marítimos aprovecharon las enormes subidas de tarifas en las rutas marítimas internacionales para ganar más dinero en 2021 que en los 20 años anteriores juntos. 

 El gasto en servicios de paquetería se disparó un 15,6% y produjo una tasa de crecimiento anual compuesta de cinco años del 11,4%, la más alta de todos los componentes de costo del informe. 

Según el informe, todo esto ha llevado a un aumento de los beneficios de los transportadores en un momento en el que los cargadores han sufrido el doble golpe de la reducción de los márgenes y de los niveles de servicio. Los cargadores de todo tipo “añoraban los días” en los que los niveles de servicio que ahora se consideran aceptables se veían como grandes fracasos, según el informe. 

A lo largo de la historia del informe, una relación costos/PIB relativamente alta reflejaba las ineficiencias de la red que obligaban a los usuarios a gastar más para llevar las mercancías al mercado. Las ineficiencias de la red fueron ciertamente evidentes en 2021, junto con un aumento sin precedentes de la demanda de bienes que es uno de los legados de la pandemia COVID-19.

Teniendo en cuenta los acontecimientos del primer semestre de 2022, está claro que el informe del próximo año será diferente al de este año. La demanda de los consumidores se ha enfriado como consecuencia del aumento de la inflación y de la disminución de los efectos de los estímulos gubernamentales relacionados con la pandemia. El aumento de los tipos de interés reducirá aún más el gasto.  

Los consumidores, preocupados por el aumento de los costos y la posibilidad de una recesión, no gastarán este año tan libremente como en los dos últimos. Un mayor consumo relacionado con los servicios, especialmente en viajes y ocio, reducirá la actividad de gasto en bienes. 

Parte de este cambio se manifiesta en el flujo y reflujo diario de la logística. Ron Marotta, vicepresidente de soluciones para la cadena de suministro de la división americana de la empresa de transporte de mercancías y logística por contrato Yusen Logistics, dijo en una conferencia telefónica con periodistas el pasado viernes que los cargadores de carga marítima buscan cada vez más negociar sus contratos con los transportadores a medida que se abre más capacidad de transporte marítimo. 

En una señal de que la oferta y la demanda de transporte marítimo podrían estar volviendo a una forma de equilibrio, Yusen ha resuelto prácticamente todos sus atrasos de carga, algunos de los cuales se han acumulado durante más de dos años, dijo Marotta. El entorno general, dijo, se ha vuelto “más favorable para los cargadores”. 

Aunque el doble sufrimiento de los retrasos en el transporte y el aumento de las tarifas puede remitir un poco para los cargadores, los autores del informe advirtieron que el péndulo no volverá a oscilar bruscamente hacia la abundancia de capacidad y las tarifas más bajas. La demanda del comercio electrónico y de la entrega de última milla seguirá siendo elevada y algunos cuellos de botella de la oferta no se aliviarán fácilmente, escribieron. 

El aumento de los costos de los préstamos seguirá incrementando el costo de mantener los muchos miles de millones de dólares de inventario en bodegas y centros de distribución. La ya compleja tarea de gestionar un conjunto vertiginoso de unidades de mantenimiento de existencias se verá agravada por el aumento de los gastos por intereses, dijo Andy Moses, vicepresidente senior de ventas y soluciones de la empresa de servicios de transporte Penske Logistics. 

La continua marcha ascendente de los tipos de interés “dejará al descubierto cualquier gestión ineficiente de los procesos en el comercio de las bodegas”, dijo Moses el viernes pasado. 



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06/20/22 - Is transport of LNG by rail safe?

06/20/22 01:01:49pm - A train of tank cars travels down a rail track.

The debate on whether the U.S. federal government should allow the movement of liquefied natural gas by rail could come to a head this summer, with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) poised to make some big decisions.

By June 30, PHMSA and the Federal Railroad Administration are expected to issue their decision on whether they should temporarily suspend a 2020 rule allowing for the transport of LNG by rail via specialized tank cars while they review the impact on safety, the environment and on Native American tribes. That 2020 rule was enacted under former President Donald Trump.

But there are other pending matters before federal regulators pertaining to LNG by rail. PHMSA is also considering a final rulemaking to modify regulations governing LNG by rail to incorporate ongoing research efforts. That decision is due by June 30, 2024. 

Meanwhile, Energy Transport Solutions (ETS) is seeking to renew a permit granting it permission to ship LNG by rail. Trump had granted ETS the permit in 2020 so that the company could export LNG via a terminal in New Jersey. PHMSA’s decision on that permit renewal is pending.

To add more complexity to the issue, six environmental groups and 14 states plus the District of Columbia and a Native American tribe have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Transportation over the 2020 rule. 

Environmental groups call for ban of LNG by rail

PHMSA has noted that even though companies could still transport refrigerated liquid methane, also known as LNG, by rail via specialized tank cars, such transportation has not occurred. However, current federal regulations do authorize LNG by rail using UN portable tanks with prior approval from the Federal Railroad Administration. Both Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) and Alaska Railroad have approvals to do this, but only FECR is actively transporting LNG in UN portable tanks. 

UN tanks are smaller intermodal packages that hold approximately 10,000 gallons of product, while tank cars hold about 30,000 gallons, PHMSA told FreightWaves.

In fact, environmental groups want a ban on LNG by rail altogether. The groups last month called for U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to ban the transport of LNG by rail, citing climate and health threats. 

The environmental groups launched the campaign, Ban LNG by Rail, with a video, a social media campaign and a petition. They contend that LNG is a highly unstable and explosive liquid, which if unleashed through a spill, could result in rapidly expanding clouds of vapor that could flash-freeze human flesh. 

“We think it’s far too dangerous to move this flammable, hazardous and potentially explosive cargo by rail through communities. These freight rail tracks go right next to — in some cases just feet away — from people’s homes and target our most vulnerable communities and cities,” said Tracy Carluccio, deputy director of Delaware Riverkeeper Network, in a recent interview with FreightWaves. 

Environmental groups also are against fracking, which is the process used to capture methane from the Earth. They contend that releasing the natural gas, liquefying and transporting it and then re-gasifying it releases significant amounts of emissions. 

“Allowing LNG to be transported by rail would unleash more fracking, present a catastrophic risk to countless communities and delay the critical transition to clean energy,” Thomas Meyer, national organizing manager at Food & Water Watch, said in a late-May release. “The Trump administration’s outrageous LNG rail rule must be overturned. If Secretary Buttigieg is serious about prioritizing climate action and fulfilling his department’s mission of ensuring a safe and equitable transportation system, he must take action to ban LNG by rail once and for all.”

Carluccio also said the U.S. should not be swayed by Europe’s demand for LNG imports amid the Ukraine-Russia conflict. Europe has historically relied upon Russia to supply the continent with LNG, although it is seeking to wean itself from LNG and bolster energy consumption from renewable sources. 

“We’re afraid that that pledge from the Biden administration will be eroded by this immediate crisis in the Ukraine and the demand for gas by Europe,” Carluccio told FreightWaves, explaining that the White House entered into an agreement with the European Union to increase the export of LNG by 15 billion of cubic meters per year. 

This agreement could encourage domestic production of LNG, she said.

Indeed, U.S. exports of LNG to Europe grew for the first four months of 2022, according to a June 7 note from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In this time frame, the U.S. exported 74% of its LNG to Europe, compared with an annual average of 34% last year. Asia was the main destination for U.S. LNG exports in 2020 and 2021.

U.S. LNG exports averaged 11.5 billion cubic feet per day during the first four months of 2022, up 18% from the same period in 2021, according to EIA. 

Freight rail association says LNG rail transport is safe

Meanwhile, the Association of American Railroads contends that rail transportation of hazardous goods is significantly safer than over-the-road transportation of hazardous materials, with more than 99.99% of rail hazmat shipments reaching their destination without a release caused by a train accident, according to AAR’s website.

The 2020 rule accounts for studies conducted on LNG by rail, and the rule outlines stringent measures, AAR said. These measures include specialized tank cars known as DOT-113s, which have thicker outer shells; a joint initiative between the Class I railroads and the government that analyzes the safest and most secure routes for transporting LNG; and equipping trains carrying hazmat with specialized equipment to further minimize potential damage to railcars.

PHMSA told FreightWaves that the agency is currently in the process of reviewing more than 9,000 comments submitted to November 2021’s proposed rulemaking on whether to suspend the rule temporarily. The agency said that while PHMSA’s 2020 rule remains in effect, no transportation of LNG has occurred under the rulemaking, and the agency is unaware of any demand for the construction of tanks cars that are required to be used under the existing authorization.

PHMSA also said that it does not comment on ongoing litigation, including the lawsuit before the D.C. Circuit Court from 14 states and environmental groups. 

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06/15/22 - TRUCKING GOES WRONG | Bonehead Truckers of the Week

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06/15/22 - Japanese shipping company suing Union Pacific over solar panels stolen from train

06/15/22 12:05:07am - A Union Pacific train with containers near Los Angeles.

Japanese container shipping company Ocean Network Express is suing Union Pacific over cargo theft that occurred on UP’s intermodal trains.

According to ONE’s legal filing in the U.S. District Court for Nebraska, UP (NYSE: UNP) was contracted to deliver solar panels from China to Salt Lake City via the Port of Los Angeles, but when the panels arrived at Salt Lake City, the container’s door was missing and the panels had been stolen.

ONE estimates the claim for failing to deliver the solar panels is worth just under $15,800. If ONE is held liable for the claim, UP should also be held responsible for failing to deliver the cargo, attorneys for ONE argued.

“ONE is entitled to indemnity against Union Pacific for any and all sums which ONE may be required to pay on the underlying claim, whether by judgment or settlement, including attorneys’ fees and expenses,” ONE said in its June 3 filing.

UP didn’t return a request for comment. But last fall and through January, UP was experiencing a spike in robberies on the railroad’s property in Los Angeles.

The thefts involved trespassers climbing onto trains and breaking into cargo containers, and UP sought local and state help in addressing the spike in addition to deploying its own police force. UP was also pressing local law enforcement for stricter penalties. 

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that the theft took place in Southern California. In fact, it’s unclear where it occurred.

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06/14/22 - NLRB says XPO/STG port drivers in California were employees, orders unionization vote

06/14/22 11:05:16pm -

Drivers for the California-based intermodal operations of STG Logistics — which had been owned by XPO Logistics until a few months ago — will be casting a unionization vote over the next month under an order by the National Labor Relations Board.

The NLRB regional decision could have significant impact, because the agency’s regional director, William Cowen, ruled that a group of ostensibly independent owner-operators driving for XPO were actually employees of the company. The drivers owned their own trucks and leased them back to XPO (NYSE: XPO).

While the sale of XPO’s intermodal operations to STG was announced in March, the effort by a unit of the Teamsters to organize the drivers predated the sale, and the company and driver actions studied by the NLRB took place under XPO management. There are no references in the decision to STG actions.

The unionization drive began with a petition for a unionization vote filed by the Wholesale Delivery Drivers, General Truck Drivers, Chauffeur, Sales, Industrial and Allied Workers from Teamsters Local 848. The response by XPO at the time was that the more than 260 workers were independent contractors and therefore could not unionize.

Of those workers, 213 were owner-operators and 49 were second-seat drivers, who were to be paid out of what XPO paid to the owner-operators. All of them received a 1099 tax document rather than a W-2. A 1099 is the IRS tax form supplied to independent contractors across all industries.

The drivers worked out of the XPO intermodal operations in San Diego and Commerce, California, which mostly transport freight from Southern California ports. The latter was the larger of the two facilities.

Ballots will be mailed to the employees June 23. They will be counted July 15. Employees who are eligible must be employed during the STG payroll period that ended on Saturday.

In determining that the XPO drivers were employees rather than independent owner-operators — despite the fact they signed employment contracts that specifically said they were independent contractors — the NLRB used the multipronged test found in an NLRB decision known as SuperShuttle DFW. There are 10 points in the 2019 SuperShuttle decision that go to the question of an employer’s control over the worker and whether the nature of the relationship means the worker is an employee or an independent contractor.

In the decision handed down Monday, Cowen went through the 10 points one by one, finding in most cases that the position of the drivers made them employees under the SuperShuttle tests.

Cowen’s argument kicks off with the question of control. “The record shows that XPO has almost complete control over the work that owner-operators and second-seat drivers perform for XPO,” the decision said, adding that XPO planners create “movement orders” and dispatchers determine what drivers get what loads. “While XPO dispatchers can consider a driver’s preference, they do not have to,” the decision writes. “XPO dispatchers alone decide when and where to send drivers.” A driver can say he prefers to start working at 4 a.m., but it is up to the dispatcher to determine whether that will actually happen, according to the decision.

“When the drivers perform work for XPO, XPO through technological means maintains strict oversight where they perform the work,” Cowen wrote.

Other key points:

  • Engagement: “There is no doubt that drivers are well integrated into XPO’s business,” Cowen wrote. “While on the job, the XPO drivers must identify themselves as working for XPO and must use XPO’s DOT authority even if they have their own.” Additionally, the drivers have no control over their own vehicles once they’ve been leased to XPO, including selection of an insurance carrier. But elsewhere in the decision, looking at levels of control over the trucks, the NLRB official concluded that offsetting facts regarding the level of vehicle control mean that the balance “neither supports independent contractor status nor employee status.” That was the only place in the Cowen decision where he gave deference to the argument that the workers were employees.
  • Outside work: While there had been testimony that drivers could work outside of XPO, “these testimonies are contradicted by the testimony of other drivers,” Cowen wrote. And even if they were able to do so, there is legal precedent that such ability alone does not automatically establish a worker as independent.
  • Length of employment: Contracts are for 90 days but constantly renew, and some drivers said they had been in their role with XPO for years.
  • The contract: The Independent Contractor Operating Contract was signed by the drivers. But the contract was “unilaterally drafted and promulgated” by XPO, according to the Cowen decision, and many of the drivers and second-seat employees over the years have engaged in activities — such as signing union authorization cards and filing lawsuits — more akin to employee behavior.

“By weighing all relevant legal factors, I conclude that XPO has failed to carry its burden to demonstrate that the drivers (both owner operators and the second seat drivers) are independent contractors” under the definition of the National Labor Relations Act, Cowen wrote.

The NLRB also ruled in favor of the union in its request that the San Diego and Commerce facilities be joined as one bargaining unit.

STG released a statement following the NLRB decision. Although the actions ruled on by the NLRB were not those of STG, it will now be dealing with the unionization vote.

““STG Logistics promotes an environment that focuses on serving customers with effective and efficient delivery through our contracted network of independent owner-operators,” the statement said. “These owner-operators establish when and how they contract with our company and others. We disagree with the NLRB’s decision but will support independent owner-operators’ right to make their own decision of how they manage their business.”

A spokeswoman for XPO referred queries to STG.

In its statement, the national office of the Teamsters called the decision “precedent-setting,” because it “marks the first time an election has been ordered for port truck drivers who are misclassified as independent contractors when they are actual employees.”

“It paves the way not only for other port drivers but for potentially millions of misclassified workers in other industries to be properly classified as employees of the companies that employ them,” the Teamsters said in a prepared statement.

Eric Tate, the secretary treasurer of Local 848, told FreightWaves that the union has not had any contact with STG since the sale.

(Editor’s note: the original article has been amended upon receipt of a statement by STG.)

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06/14/22 - Amazon sued for removing free Whole Foods delivery from Prime

06/14/22 05:00:10pm - Amazon Prime grocery delivery van

Amazon may have poked a sleeping bear when it ended free Whole Foods delivery on Prime last September. A pair of class-action lawsuits are threatening to force the marketplace to refund potentially thousands of Prime customers for removing the service and tacking on a $9.95 service fee.

One suit filed in a Washington court in late May alleges that Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) “engaged in unfair business practices” by not reducing the cost of its Prime subscription or issuing refunds after ending free Whole Foods delivery.

“Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Amazon Prime members paid for a membership because they wanted to take advantage of Prime’s free Whole Foods delivery service,” the text of the lawsuit reads. “As a result of Amazon’s unfair business practices, consumers paid $119 for a service that was unfairly terminated. Prime members did not receive the benefit of their membership bargain.”

A second class-action suit filed in the same court in June accuses Amazon of misleading customers, claiming that the company falsely represented its “Free Delivery” and “Free 2-Hour Grocery Delivery” services. The suit also alleges that Amazon misled shoppers by concealing some product fees until the end of the purchasing process, a practice called “drip pricing.”

“Amazon engages in a bait-and-switch advertising scheme by not disclosing the $9.95 service fee along with the advertised price of the Whole Foods grocery items,” the second lawsuit reads. “Amazon advertises groceries from Whole Foods at a certain price and then tacks on a mandatory ‘service fee’ later in the ordering process after the consumer is already invested in the ordering process.”


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Customers in both lawsuits feel that they’ve been duped into overpaying for Prime memberships. Amazon announced its acquisition of Whole Foods in June 2017, adding free two-hour delivery for Prime customers on grocery orders over $35 in February 2018. The move was generally praised by analysts as a way for the marketplace to retain customers in the notoriously competitive grocery space.

That April, Amazon raised the price of Prime subscriptions for the first time in four years and just the second time in its history, increasing the cost of the annual membership from $99 to $119. But after replacing free Whole Foods delivery with a $9.95 service fee last September, the company may have bitten off more than it could chew.

Plaintiffs say that by implementing the price hike, Amazon did not provide all of the perks promised under its $119 subscription and violated Washington State’s Consumer Protection Act. According to the suit, customers who had used Prime services at least once during their annual membership period were not entitled to any refunds whatsoever after cancellation.

“Amazon has engaged in unfair business practices, breached its duty of good faith and deprived Prime members of the benefit of their bargain,” the lawsuit alleges.


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But just a few months ago, Amazon hiked prices for a third time, from $119 to $139. The increase went into effect for existing Prime customers on March 25 and is the likely catalyst for the second class-action suit.

The second lawsuit alleges that ads in print, TV and on Amazon’s website were misleading, promising “Free Delivery” and “Free 2-Hour Grocery Delivery” but hiding the $9.95 service fee late in the ordering process. It also claims that Amazon was not clear in telling customers how to opt out of an optional $5 tip, which it automatically applies to grocery orders.

Shoppers “would have wanted to know, as would any reasonable person, that [Amazon] charges a service fee in connection with grocery deliveries from Whole Foods Market,” the lawsuit read. “And this information would have changed their and any reasonable customer’s decision to purchase” a Prime membership.

Unlike the suit filed in May, the more recent class action could include Prime users who signed up for the service after free Whole Foods delivery was removed. That’s because the first suit makes no claims of false advertising — it only alleges that Amazon broke its promise to customers. The second suit, though, claims that the promise itself was faulty, meaning newer customers would be able to jump on board.

Amazon did not immediately respond to Modern Shipper’s request for comment, nor did Triad Law Group or Wilshire Law Firm PLC — the two firms representing the plaintiffs who filed in May.

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06/13/22 - FreightWaves Classics/Pioneers: Gridley Bryant’s Granite Railway was America’s first

06/13/22 06:35:49pm - An April 1934 photo of the Incline portion of the Granite Railway. (Photo: Arthur C. Haskell/Library of Congress)

Construction engineer Gridley Bryant built the first commercial railroad in the United States and invented most of the basic technologies used in its operations. Bryant died 155 years ago today, (on June 13, 1867), in Scituate, Massachusetts, the town in which he had been born in 1789. 

Gridley Bryant. (Image: asce.org)Gridley Bryant. (Image: asce.org)

Early construction career

Bryant demonstrated strong engineering and construction abilities early in life. As an adult, he recalled, “I was generally at the head of the young urchins of our neighborhood, and when there was a fort to be constructed, or a cabin to be built, in our plays, I was always appointed chief engineer, by common consent, and some of our juvenile structures are still in existence.”

His father died when Bryant was very young, and he was apprenticed to a Boston builder when he was 15. In 1810, at the age of 21, he started his own construction business. By the 1820s, Bryant had established a reputation as a master structure builder. This was further enhanced in 1823 when he invented the portable derrick.

Bryant’s reputation earned him two major contracts: the United States Bank in Boston (as well as other public buildings in the area); and the Bunker Hill Monument in nearby Charlestown, which would commemorate the historic American Revolutionary War battle. 

One of Bryant’s key challenges involved how to most effectively move the blocks of granite for those projects from the quarry in Quincy. Investigating how to move the granite to the work sites, he developed a plan to build a railroad, which he based on plans he had read about for England’s Liverpool and Manchester Railway. That railroad was under consideration but had not yet been built. 

The Bunker Hill Monument in 1890. (Photo: Library of Congress)The Bunker Hill Monument in 1890. (Photo: Library of Congress)

The Granite Railway

Bryant’s idea was initially met with considerable skepticism; after all, railroads were a virtually unknown entity at the time. Members of the Bunker Hill monument association consented to the project, though most were doubtful of its success. The Massachusetts legislature hesitated to charter Bryant’s corporation; when it finally granted the charter it “was encumbered with vexatious restrictions.”

State legislator and Bunker Hill monument director Thomas H. Perkins was the principal financier and owned the majority of the railroad’s shares. One of North America’s first railroads, construction of the Granite Railway began on April 1, 1826. 

Looking down the Granite Railway's incline in a 1922 photo. (Photo: Warren S. Parker/Thomas Crane Public Library)Looking down the Granite Railway’s incline in a 1922 photo. (Photo: Warren S. Parker/Thomas Crane Public Library)

When completed on October 7, 1826, the railroad was four miles long, including branches. The horse-drawn trains transported blocks of granite from the quarry in Quincy to a wharf on the Neponset River, where they were loaded on boats and then delivered to Boston.

The key difference between the Granite Railway and the Liverpool and Manchester Railway was in how they were powered. Bryant’s Granite Railway was a gravity and horse-drawn railroad, while the Liverpool and Manchester used steam locomotives that were invented in England.

Loading blocks of granite on the railway cars. (Image: Warren S. Parker/digitalcommonwealth.org)Loading blocks of granite on the railway cars. (Image: Warren S. Parker/digitalcommonwealth.org)

Bryant’s railroad-related inventions

Because railroads were a brand-new form of transportation, Bryant developed numerous technologies to keep his trains running.

Bryant designed and developed a swing platform, balanced by weights, to receive the loaded railcars as they came from the quarry. The platform was connected with an inclined plane, on which the railcars were lowered, by means of an endless chain, to the railroad, 84 feet below. He also designed, developed and built a turntable at the foot of the quarry. 

Replicas of Granite Railway equipment. (Photo: funimag.com)Replicas of Granite Railway equipment. (Photo: funimag.com)

Bryant also created designs for the railcars, track, switches, wheels and load transfer equipment. His railcars had four-wheeled trucks, which were used singly, or were joined in pairs, by means of a platform and kingbolts, to form eight-wheeled cars (one of his most significant innovations). While some of these features were in use on England’s early railroads, Bryant’s modifications allowed the transportation of heavier, more concentrated loads.

Unfortunately for Bryant, he did not seek patents for the turntable, switches, railcars, turnouts and his other inventions. As other railroads were built, his inventions were used by them and Bryant did not profit from his pioneering contributions to rail transportation.

Details of the remains of one of the two parallel inclined tracks with the pulleys which was supporting the chain (1934) (document Library of Congress)A 1934 photo shows details of the remains of one of the two parallel inclined tracks with the pulleys that supported the railroad’s chain. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Legacy

As noted above, in 1834 Ross Winans patented an eight-wheeled railcar with appliances and improvements adapted for general railroad use. He claimed the invention of the principle of eight-wheeled railcars. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, which controlled the Winans patent (as well as other railroads), used similar eight-wheeled railcars based on Bryant’s prior invention. 

After five years of litigation, the courts decided against Winans’ patent. Bryant’s testimony was crucial in the lawsuit. He was quite poor at the time, but was encouraged by repeated promises of compensation from the railroad companies that sought to invalidate Winans’ patent. However, after the suit was settled in their favor, the railroads reneged on their promises to Bryant; he never received any royalties from the railroads for the continued use of his design. He became deeply depressed and this likely hastened his death from paralysis.

These plaques were placed at the railroad's site in 1926, the 100th anniversary of the Granite Railway. (Photo: Library of Congress)These plaques were placed at the railroad’s site in 1926, the 100th anniversary of the Granite Railway. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Because he was not recognized or compensated in the wake of the patent lawsuit, Bryant’s many contributions to the railroad industry were underappreciated at the time of this death. However, in later years “his trailblazing role in the evolution of railroads was less reservedly acknowledged and more wholeheartedly celebrated.”

An example of “this posthumous reassessment” was an article in the Indianapolis News nearly a decade after Bryant’s death. The newspaper stated, “The success of the fast train in its flight across the continent brings up memories of Mr. Gridley Bryant, the constructor of the first railroad in America – that from the Quincy granite quarries to tide-water in 1826 . . . His achievement put him in his right place as the most progressive railroad man of his time.”  The article continued, “The absolute necessity of [Bryant’s] inventions to railroad success, and his genius in overcoming the obstacles along the way, are now fully recognized.”

Gridley Bryant later in life. (Image: Public Domain)Gridley Bryant later in life.
(Image: Public Domain)

Gridley Bryant is among the hundreds of unsung heroes of the early decades of the United States who contributed their intellect, wisdom and hard work in ways that built our nation and its transportation network. FreightWaves Classics will continue to recognize the contributions of these pioneers.



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06/10/22 - Office birthday party costs employer $450,000

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An employee filed a lawsuit against his employer after his employer terminated him for his reaction to a surprise birthday party in his honor.  The employee claimed that he was unlawfully discriminated against based on a disability, and that the employer failed to accommodate his disability and retaliated against him.  After a trial, the jury in Kentucky awarded him $450,000.

Background

Prior to his birthday, the employee asked his employer if they could skip the festivities that year, due to his anxiety disorder.  The office manager, however, inadvertently did not relay the employee’s request to the birthday party coordinator.  As such, despite the employee’s request, the employer held the surprise birthday party for the employee at lunchtime.  The surprise allegedly triggered a panic attack that forced the employee to leave the office suddenly.  The employee then ate the rest of his lunch in his car, and texted the office manager, saying that he was upset his request was not accommodated.

The next day, the employee’s supervisor and director of business operations met with the employee regarding his behavior during the celebration.  During that meeting, the employee allegedly began to suffer a second panic attack.  The employee then told his supervisors to be quiet, balled his fists, and became red-faced.  Concerned by the behavior, the employer sent him home for the day.  Three days later, the employer terminated the employee, citing concerns that other employees had been frightened for their safety when the employee suffered the panic attacks.

Court case and result

The employee filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against his employer under a state law which prohibits employers from discharging an employee because the person is a qualified individual with a disability.  The employee alleged, among other things, that his employer failed to reasonably accommodate his request to not have a birthday party for him, and also failed to reasonably accommodate his request that his supervisor stop confronting him about his reaction to the birthday party. The employee also alleged that his requests were ignored and that he was terminated on the basis of his disability.  The employer argued that the employee could not demonstrate that he had a disability that substantially limited a major life activity, and that it had a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason for his discharge (i.e., workplace concerns for other employees’ safety).

After a two-day trial, the jury found in favor of the employee.  The jury found that the employee had a defined disability; that he was able to perform the essential functions of his job with or without reasonable accommodations; and that he suffered an adverse employment action because of his disability.  The jury awarded $450,000, which included $120,000 in lost wages and benefits; $30,000 in future lost wages and benefits; and $300,000 for past, present, and future mental pain and anguish.  The employee was also entitled to recover his attorneys’ fees and costs.

Takeaway

As this case shows, even something as simple and innocent as an office birthday party for an employee can turn into a very expensive lesson if not handled properly.  During the trial, the employer’s chief of staff admitted that she forgot to pass the accommodation request on to the person responsible for the office parties.  Employers should make sure that employees understand that requests for accommodation must be taken seriously and need to be referred to the appropriate individuals so that the situation can be handled appropriately.  Additionally, employers need to be aware that the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and many state anti-discrimination laws generally prohibit discrimination and require reasonable accommodations for disabilities, which includes mental disabilities in addition to physical ones.

R. Eddie Wayland is a partner with the law firm of King & Ballow.  You may reach Mr. Wayland at (615) 726-5430 or at rew@kingballow.com.  The foregoing materials, discussion and comments have been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed as legal advice on specific situations or subjects.



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