What FedEx v. UPS tells us grassroots lobbying today

Dan Eggen explains.

The dispute also underscores the increasingly sophisticated, campaign-style tactics used by corporations and unions to press their positions in Washington, from drink makers condemning proposed soda taxes to the sweeping PR battles that swirled around the health-care debate. But unlike those cases — where the policies in question would have broad impacts on consumers — the FedEx-UPS fight centers on a policy that would directly affect only one company.

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