If you haven't mailed your ballot from Local 135 yet - need to get it in the mail this weekend. Remember our area is going to get hit with even more snow and you don't want to delay your right to vote. The tool allowance for mechanics is laughable. $100 for tool allowance per mechanic - are you kidding me? Where do you buy your mechanics tools? Too bad the raise isn't $4.00 for 5 years like the previous contract. Too much silence from the international and the local hasn't help with making this writer convinced the brothers and sisters opinions and concerns are being considered. Voting no has gotten the local riders better. I can't wait to see what Local 89 has for gripes- know they are pretty angry and justifiably so. Remember if you don't vote - you're stuck with this rider for 5 years. Getting tired of the yes junk mail - spending too much of our hard earned money instead of communicating to us.