The IBT and Local Unions threatening a work stoppage if workers voted no equated to the union walking a tightrope with the NLRB act. The coercion and intimidation is a violation. While no 'actual' threat was made in most locals; threats were made by 174. The IBT sent out numerous postcards threatening " vote no and you risk a work stoppage" Some of these postcards even contained pictures of UPSers on actual strike in 1997. Somehow the IBT forgot to include on those postcards.....Vote NO; the contract may be extended and we will possibly gain improvements While intimidation and coercion during a contract vote is a tough bar to pass with the NLRB; It is not unobtainable. One Local stands out in the threat category. Local 174. Local 174 threatened and intimidated its UPS workers over and over again. Nothing more blatant that J F telling workers that 'all those automatic package cars....make it so UPS can easily replace you' WTF? If you are in 174 and want to file an NLRB complaint; you need to submit it soon.