It's really funny that Fred Smith is still trying to sell Congress that FedEx is an "Express Carrier" continuing to deserve a special exemption status. Perhaps that was true 35 years ago when the original Federal Express had a handful of Falcon jets and a few hundred delivery vehicles. It certainly is not true today. The FedEx of today is no longer an "Express Carrier". It is a systems integrator, just like UPS. Both companies have numerous operating divisions and provide the same types of services through those various operational arms. We have FedEx Freight, FedEx LTL etc.,and UPS has it's own equivalent service. To consider FedEx as still being what it used to be is an apples to oranges comparison that is no longer valid given the vast structural changes to the original Federal Express business model. It's very revealing to analyze the reasoning behind Fred's latest attempt to thwart the end of the exemption...the Boeing blackmail deal. In internal communications, Fred's puppet, Dave Bronczek, is saying that FedEx will cancel the Boeing order because the FedEx business model will be forever changed if the RLA exemption is removed. BUT, FedEx will still purchase Airbus aircraft. How is that, Dave? If FedEx is so "harmed" by the potential unionization, how could they possibly afford to buy anyone's airplanes?A fundamental reasoning flaw that reveals the lie that this whole blackmail deal really is. **********. Go ahead and keep this game up. Buy European, and do your best to pit the Teamsters against the AIM. All you've really done is reveal to the world what an opportunistic, greedy ************you are...especially to your employees.