Well its time to let the cat out of the bag. Pat Flynn the sec/treas of local 710 attended 705's negotiations last week and today Steve Pocztowski the sec/treas of local 705 attended 710s. These two unions have been working hand in hand this whole time to deliver the members of these two locals a good strong contract that they deserve. The company now knows for a fact that what affects 705 affects 710 and vise versa, we will stand together. This is a great sign of solidarity and as of this moment i could not be prouder. Ups in chicago instead of attending yesterdays negotiations as was planned, has informed all of management to order their browns and make sure they get dot certified. I dont believe that the uniform company is into making tent size uniforms for some of our management that have not seen the inside of an operation for some time. I would like to encourage all of management to follow the methods as they attempt to do what we do on a day to day basis. We all remember what happened in 97, hundreds of accidents and 2 fatalities. Please i beg of you to becareful. Remember what your most important stop is, and hey now they cant work you over 14 hours enjoy some lighter work days, see the family. As to our strike vote we are getting a great response, we have set up car pools for anyone interested, if you would like to use the metra its only $5 on the weekend just call your steward to set up shuttle times from union station which is only 7 blocks away, we will pick you up and drop you back off after you have voted or you can hang out and mingle. Alot of people i have talked to are bringing the family and then going to the zoo, navy pier, and making a day of it in the city.