Negotiating a master contract for UPS provides power in the event of a strike. But every contract finds UPS Teamsters upset of what is negotiated. It seems like Hoffa's appointed negotiators don't listen to suggestions or proposals from all Locals. Is it time for Regions to start negotiating their own deals? Maybe a deal for the West, Midwest and East Coast or each Local negotiates their own contract. Just so you all know, there never was any threat of a strike. IBT wouldn't have went thru with it. It was always just a bluff.