XPO’s Bradley Jacobs may not want anything to do with the “out of control” Teamsters, but the union hasn’t a firm eye on the supply chain. According to DC Velocity, it is looking to the logistics industry to broaden the membership base, from first to last mile. Membership has shrunk from 23.1m in 1976 to 1.4m today, and the Teamsters believe the freight industry is key to their resurgence. The union is focusing for now on workers who claim they have been misclassified as contractors.

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