I think we do! What I mean is looking at some of the Teamster driven blog sites, it's apparent that the Master Freight folks look at the IBT as their domain and that we UPSers should sit in the back and just ride the bus while they take it all over the cliff. We are nothing more than a cash cow to them and maybe it's time to flex our muscle a bit. This fall is the IBT election for President and those of us covered by CS know firsthand what has gone down the last several years in that area. That said, here's what I'm thinking and I know some will object but hear me out because I'm talking a UPS effort to steer the future of the IBT, not abandon it although I admit I'm not opposed to that idea. But for this exercise, we're staying so don't get your thong in a wad! Sign an APWA card to help them get the 30% needed to force a vote between the IBT and the APWA. Am I crazy? Maybe but why not use the "Fear Factor". Both Hoffa and Leedham will play to the Master Freight folks and we all know this and why should they take us serious. They screw us more and more and we just sit back and take up the whazoo like good little soldiers so I'm suggesting we stick a little something up their whazoo for once and the timing couldn't be better. Imagine if all of a sudden in the middle of the campaign, I mean in the heart of it, that a rogue UPS union effort manages to get enough signatures to authorize a decertification vote of the IBT and to install the APWA as the union at UPS. You thought we were on TV in 97'! LOL!!! All candidates will come immediately to our doorsteps on bended knees pleading as to what can be done. We, UPSers then hold the upper hand over everyone else and therefore can get hard committments in writing as to what will happen, plus we got the national media there with TV cameras filmming it all. We can now direct the union as we see fit, we can drive the bus for a change and tell the rest to sit in the ing back like we've been told way to many times. Will APWA win? I doubt it but all we gotta do is make IBT think it's possible and we've got us a game! Just something to ponder and think on as the fall IBT Presidential elections approach.