The NMB has denied IBT Local 2727 request to be released from contract negotiations with UPS. This dispute is over health care, pay, retro, and subcontracting. Norman Black said UPS officials were pleased with the NMB's decision and hopes the RLA of 1929 keeps these talks stalled. This latest setback will mean that more talks will be schelduled and hopefully UPS can have everyone paying for health care by 2013, so I would pay close attention. Please contact your steward or go to IBTss website for info on strike information.