ok2bclever or sawman, Have you talked to part-timers lately? Can you see them wanting to take a pay freeze? I cannot. Most part-timers are only looking short term. They are not looking out for you or me. Just look at how they see cash bonus at contract time. I feel that I just being realistic. How many drivers do you know that are basically living paycheck to paycheck. The percantage in my center boggles my mind. Once again, look at how company sells contracts with $'s. Almost everybody looks at $'s added to hourly rate not the $'s that going to benefits. This mentality along with returns/management of funds has allowed this mess (yes, I agree that its a mess) to fester for so many years. Coupling these two situations with ardent Teamster supporters = failure. If anyone believes that I'm a big fan of CS than you are wrong. CS can screw us 688 even if you are not in a CS fund. In our local , all part-timers and full-timers in St. LOuis metro area are covered by a company health plan. Only full-timers in the out state area are covered by CS C6 health plan. To make the numbers simple, it works out to 1000 FT on company health and 500 on CS C6 health. But CS take any increase for FT benefits and applies it health costs - none for pension for the entire 1500 members. Thats right, it does not matter if only 1/3 of the members have CS health and incur costs for CS.