The Company and Union compromise is a waste of time, energy, and dollars. Union employees want relief of excess overtime and the company wants to maximize profitability. It is a flawed system that encourages conflict, wastes money by making unproductive meets with other drivers, and diverts resources to monitor finish times, and dispatches. Resources that should be concerned with Service and a stronger threat to ground deliveries by FedEx. My suggestion: Eliminate 9.5 rule 1. Up to 40 hours- straight time; 40 to 45 hours- time and 1/2; 46 hours plus- double time. (Would be some exceptions for Feeder and some very uncommon package routes) 2. November and December double time would not apply; along with week prior to Valentines Day, Easter, Mothers Day, Fathers Day. 3. 8 hour requests would be changed to 9 hour requests. Automatic double time penalties. 4. New Driver progression would be hour based (not 4 years), reflecting better measurement of Driving and delivering skills. 5. Full time raises would be cut 50% (sorry, but UPS will still pay) with 25% applied to pt time pay, and 25% to reduce Retirees monthly healthcare premiums. We need common sense good business decisions to counter a very shrewd Fred Smith.