You brought up a good point. Some people may have had to mail in two different envelopes for the Master and Supplements. In my case, (Central States), we were mailed one envelope with both ballots, and that is how they were returned. My info above came from the TDU site and my Locals website. I noticed the photo used in the Make UPS Deliver email has my Local 728 members signing a banner. Whether you like TDU or not, they have provided the only up to date information regarding contract negotiations. I will tip my hat to them for that.
Regarding Rep Points? I think that was due to a few sympathy votes from some other high rep members. The Rep System to me is kind of a popularity contest. Its a complicated system that the Brown Cafe Staff is not exactly sure of. It depends on a lot of different factors. You can be a fairly new member and make a few good posts that will knock that score up there fast depending on who votes on you. Its an interesting feature to me, although I don't put a lot of worry into it. As a Moderator, I know that a few people are not going to like what I have to do sometimes. I don't mind if people disagree with me, thats what Discussion Boards are about. Cheryl only wants us to keep our discussions somewhat clean and civil.