It's increasingly looking like Fred is going to get his way with our pliable Senators, and that the RLA language favorable to unionization won't be included in the FAA Bill. Although the little despot could still be defeated, that begs the question about what we should do if he wins. Many of us are planning to call in sick if Fred prevails. Watch for FedEx to require doctor's notes for absent workers. If that happens, may I suggest taking several days off and playing the FedEx game by actually going to the doctor and getting documentation of your "illness". May I also suggest that you follow all work rules and policies to the letter when you return to work. Drive the posted speed limit, take your breaks, and do everything exactly by the book, which will create massive confusion. For those of you who live in states where a break is required no later than 4 hours and 59 minutes into your shift, take your break regardless of the effect on operations. This is especially important for RTD's to consider. Let's say you have an 0330 start time, and the freight is late. At exactly 0829, you start your break, and let the freight sit until your 30 mins are up. If you are already on the road, pull over and park. Sorry Fred, but that's just following the law. Too bad if the already late freight gets there an additional 30 minutes late. You play your dirty little political games, and many of us will do whatever we need to do to screw up your operation. Ironically, in most cases, it will be by following FedEx rules to the letter. Win or lose, you're going to get it.