I know negotiations for the master contract are still years away, but I was wondering if I could get some other part timers input on bargaining the 3.5 hour guarantee to a four hour guarantee. It seems the hours in my building have been cut disproportionally to the volume of boxes we are receiving. I started working in January 2007 and I was averaging 21-22.5 hours a week. In October we voted on a new contract and then after peak season no one has yet to see a paycheck with more than 20 hours on it. The average preloader is getting 18- 18.5 hours. I know volume has been down, but there are days we get just as many boxes coming through as we did in 2007, but we are doing it in 45-60 miniutes less in time. Whats the point of waking up at 4am if your only going to work for 3.5 hours?