Just wanted to inform you all and let you know that we had a 22.3 meeting this morning and meeting lasted as just over 2 hours explaining on the agreements with Union and UPS Labor Manager with members pending on vote which will be in mail ballots this week. We'll get a results on Jan 30th for the vote of "Yes" or "No" for agreeing the proposal. More than 100 members showed up to listen the agreements of what it has taken place. To be honest with you, there's a lot of disagreements and anger of how this been going through and we've been kept in the dark more than 4 months and has not been given protection and felt that all of us hadn't been a real strong union in such very long time and still hadn't today either. This is all unforgiving to UPS and to the Union. It's hard to accept it of what's is offered on the table. So I will try this to be brief: The agreement is to protect the 31 of us whom we got layoff since Aug 2008 is what union has been focusing by getting our job back. Since BFI night sort is still closed, well it may reopen at anytime if volume rises or if other hubs still can't handle the additional volume. The plan is by having 31 of us to work with 2 buildings and UPS is willing to pay for "Travel" between 2 buildings as such working with 4 hours with Seattle Hub building and then spent few mins of driving to BFI to work other 4 hours. This will considered 8 consecutive hours and 5 working consecutive day to work. Whatever union decide us to work would be considered Sun - Thurs, Mon - Fri, or Tues - Saturday. Under agreement, UPS will NOT decide this. Right now it has only been discussed 2 buildings but that may changed later if union decides us to work elsewhere like Redmond Hub or other regional hubs around Pacific NW. This will be based on company's seniority, not the center seniority. The top 10 or 15 22.3 may be placed full time one place in BFI. The lower 15 may be worked with 2 buildings for awhile till when bigger volumes returned, then the union will place the 2 buildings into one building and all 31 would be fully returned to BFI when it gets fully operational and higher volumes and economy will turned stronger. Which means if company reinstated BFI Night Sort. For example as my union explains to me as they were working on getting me back to BFI is that I may work Seattle Twilight Hub and then drive over to BFI Sunrise sort. Or Seattle Night Sort and drive over to BFI sunrise sort and will have 1 hr lunch time. Both shift will be fully 8 hours as this part agreement. The other problem is that we will NOT get any back pay for this any layoffs since. However, we 31 of us will get our F/T benefits back. Make sense? Which means is jobs workable for now to keep 22.3 going. The good news if the vote is "YES" then union will start putting us back to work by 30 days. Which means that we would be back full time employment around by March 1st. The bad news is that if the vote is "NO" then that means union will go ahead and tell UPS to get rid all of the jobs. There will be no 22.3 jobs and all other kinds of full time jobs will be lost and gone. All the double shifters jobs will also be considered gone as well. Which mean we have to wait till new contract at year of 2013. Everything will be part timers here in this Local agreements. Not national agreements. This is already been agreements with Joint Council and IBT. Now vote is awaits and go from there. Also all the grievances are being withdrawn by the Local Union already. No panel will be heard at this point. We all aware across the country are dealing with layoffs with other airports and I hope you guys might get idea and my idea was getting them 2 buildings that would allow to keep us busy. The union took it and make its into considerations with the Labor Manager. Even though the Labor manager never liked any of the idea but kept pushing for 22.3 layoffs further but Union did fought long and hard to protect it without losing it. Would like your feedback and tell me what you think. You have the right voice to this issue with agree or disagree. I respect that. I know a lot of us disagree with it but they may take it into considerations and vote on it to keep the jobs going. A lot of part timers members and all the 22.3 members have to vote on it this week. I'll update this when we get the final numbers by end of this month on Jan 30th. Hopefully I should know if we are still going to be protected with the vote "yes" is encouraged by Union President, Secretary Treasurer, and all business agents as well. Even though UPS Labor Manager still disagrees with this issue so we'll see. Thanks.