Let me play devil's advocate here. One would think the changes to RLA voting would have outraged FedEx. OK, so where is all the mock "rage"? I'm hearing nothing.This is starting to smell like a compromise deal where Fred keeps his "airline" status in return for the Obama administration loosening-up the RLA voting provisions. This may be what Smith has been angling for all along knowing that he would likely lose the RLA exemption. Perhaps a back-room deal has been cut where he gets to keep the language out of the FAA Bill that keeps him just where he wants to be. The lack of threats to "vigorously pursue this in the courts" and the usual Maury-type bluster has me thinking Fred has accepted a partial defeat instead of a total one. FedEx still needs to be de-classified out of being a fake airline and into what it really is...a package delivery service, just like UPS. In order to get out of Smith's stranglehold, we need to be able to organize on a terminal by terminal basis. When dealing with an absolute weasel like Fred Smith, a partial victory is no victory at all. We need to put him in a position where he has no wiggle room. The change to the RLA, although positive, is insufficient. Smith needs to lose his bogus Express Carrier exemption once and for all.