Jim Hoffa has pledged to send Teamster Airline Director David Borne to assist in the stalled contracts talk next week. Local 2727 has already held information pickets at the Air Group in SDF and was set to go to ATL to hold the same at UPS corp headquarters. There was a deal between Capt. Borne and UPS Labor to NOT PICKET and the company would start talks going forward. It seems that the company does not want to fairly compensate and reward the employees that provide a valuable service commitment for the company. Airline mechanics have not received any benefits or compensation raise since 2005, how many Grade 20's haven't received a raise since then, NONE. Now most people see wages and benefits being at the top of sticking point, but UPS wants U.S. certificated, large, long range commercial jets to have more maintenance provided by overseas "chop shops". Outsourcing of aircraft maintenance is the companys way of cutting cost, and putting service ahead of safety for the American people.