Several years ago someone mentioned to Fred Smith the difficulties of having separate opco's for customers and he replied something to the effect that FedEx was working on that, just wait and see. They've obviously been working on this for many years and someone recently posted that their sr.mgr. recently said that soon we won't recognize FedEx. That being said, why all the hope here to somehow get a union in? It takes at least 50% of employees to sign union cards before a vote can be forced, and without a network in place to educate and sign people up it's extremely unlikely. I'm at a station that is knee jerk against unions, as were most people in the last few stations I worked at. The writing is on the wall, FedEx is merging Ground and Express as much as possible, and it's obvious they feel that if they can get people to work for less at Ground then it's not necessary to pay people more at Express. The topped out employees for the most part are the most loyal employees and quite a few I know get irritated very quickly with mid-range employees who complain. Before a union could possibly get in DRA will be in effect and FedEx can just get rid of union advocates. And there's very little sympathy from the public or the gov't as things are tough everywhere for too many. So what do you hope to possibly accomplish? If it's about venting, go for it. I think the best thing that can be done is spend the rest of your life telling people, in appropriate conversations so they don't think you've got an axe to grind, that FedEx should be avoided like the plague. It's the one thing that tens of thousands of disgruntled employees and former employees can do to throw a monkey wrench into their plans. May not get instant results, but it can't be stopped like buying Congressmen stopped us cold. People were eager to work for FedEx in the '80's because the perception was it would provide a good future. Let people know what kind of people run this company and what kind of future they can expect from such people. If anything it may force them to pay more.