Despite my name I have been around a decent amount of time and have family and friends who are retired or will be close to retiring. I've heard (old family friends and family), experienced (being raised in a FedEx Express family), and seen (current employee) Correct me if I am wrong, but a majority of people on this board want the 'old' Fedex Express back. Where they cared about the employees and showed it through pay, health benefits, and all the other 'goodies' employees use to have. (Low healthcare cost, good 401K matching, competitive pay and raises, etc) I think I differ from a lot of you that I as a person believe in capitalism, that with the recent loss of income for Express, that we as employees must be willing to accept that the corporation has to make cuts. I do think some of the cuts are outrageous, such as healthcare, they are using it to offset their losses rather than it being a benefit. (and if the rumors are true, bigger cuts in benefits are coming) Many 'power users' such as Mr. FedEx (Not trying to call YOU out, but your name is the first to pop into my head) hold valid points although I do think he/she could articulate them in a better manner, one that would grab the attention of those who are on the fence. With that said, I will be at FedEx no more than 1 more year, that's the plan, and I want to see some real action out of this forum. Your SM will hold a meeting about the new benefits, secretly record while you call him/her out on the BS new plan. That one is gutsy, as it is against company policy to record. The more feasible one is to make copies of union cards and fliers and throw them into the employee parking lot overnight/morning. Fliers with information about the board, information on how much B/S the new health plan is, information about other ways Fed is giving us the finger. I graduate with my Bachelors in Speech Language Pathology soon. FedEx was good to me through my long journey through school, 8 years to get this sucker. I started going for my bachelors but got lazy since I got comfortable with Express, I was very hesitant to follow through, but I started to see that Fred no longer plans on people making careers/living through Express. So I decided to knock some classes out slowly but surely.