Call this thread trolling if you will, but I for one believe that the UPS Freight guys need to start looking into having a stronger voice within their own respective Local. Locals have elections every three years, and you guys have been organized long enough to be qualified to run for Local Union office. Some of the major hubs have hundreds of members, sometimes that is enough to influence an election or some elected officials in office. It's just going to take a few who are willing to be a voice for their fellow employees and then step up to the plate. I have talked to many UPSF in my local and the story is the same. Our BA never shows up and when he does he tries to deal with our problems by trying to relate to the NMFA. I have tried to convince them that they need to look into running for office but they seem not to have the time or they just wish to remain neutral and keep the peace with the BA. Until that changes, be prepared to remain second class members!