O.k. with all of the speculation that is going on for the "big surprise" in October, it got me thinking. Let's just assume that for a fact that the XS and Economy freight is going to be switched over to FDX Ground. Let's also assume that this will also increase their national average daily volume between 15-20% as some have suggested. It is clear to see that most FDX Ground drivers that I have seen, as well as those that have posted here are: severly overworked , underpaid , lack benefits , and last but not least, not even acknowledged as "employees" . (Except for the instances in some states where lawsuits have been won). Now, let's also agree that over the last 3-4 years that Fred effed all of us by spending $70 million on keeping out the RLA language by buying off congress and waiting for others to get voted out and the language changed to suit his needs. This all leads up to my most interesting question................... What if FedEx Ground were to go union? They don't fall under the RLA agreement and the new law that was finally passed earlier this year by the labor dept. would go off of a majority of people at each facility. So how are they going to deny a person if they sign a union card at a facility in which they work, but aren't considered an employee? What are they going to say? This person doesn't exist? That will be the next HUGE legal entity/battle to come in the near future in my opinion. As far as how long all of this would take, the shifting of services, the time to watch this disaster unfold would be much more complicated and costly. So, as far as I'm concerned, go ahead; change it up I could use a break. I'm just gonna sit back and watch the meltdown happen. Then laugh my MF off and the stupidist decision that (MT3) probably came up with. Who knows, maybe he'll get promoted.