There is so much doom and gloom in the news today, I thought it important to shed light on some positive developments. During our contract negotiations, the Local 804 board negotiated a clause in the supplemental agreement that restored our pension after U.P.S had previously fought for and purchased a giant loophole in U.S ERISA laws. The letter of agreement makes the company responsible for putting enough money into the pension to secure our benefits, regardless of Wall st. developments. While trillions of dollars have been lost in the midst of this global financial meltdown, our pension has been safeguarded. Our local also won a huge settlement against U.P.S recently. This win created strong full-time inside jobs and earned the grievants a 4 million dollar settlement, roughly $44,000 each. When the PAS/EDD system was implemented, U.P.S decided to use management people to do DCAP work. Local 804 argued that this was in fact clerk work and the arbitrator agreed. Next up: supervisors working!!