Our local leadership here in 243 is beyond pathetic. They are non-responsive to members questions. The Local has yet to reach out and ask the Stewards what the myriad of issues are with the Metro Detroit Supplement. These criminals still want to give more contractual protections to a non-existent 22.4 employee than they do to a driver who just completed an already ridiculous 4 year progression. They don't want to address OT issues, Teamcare Deductibles, or Disciplinary language. We need improvements in all of these areas. Our supplement is unacceptable. The issues in question are properly addressed in our Local Supplement. Are the members of Teamsters Central Pennsylvania, Teamsters Local 804, TCI, Teamsters Upstate & West New York & Teamsters Western PA and Local 926 also being faced with combative, retaliatory or non-responsive responses from their local leadership? Until Hoffa/Taylor decides to just push our supplements thru; we still have a voice. We stand together against UPS and Hoffa/Taylor. We can gain major improvements THIS contract. The gains we secure now will serve as a foundation for our neglected and betrayed brothers and sisters of other locals. We will swing the wrecking ball that destroys the corrupt current leadership and leaves it in a pile of rubble. And then we will rebuild. We are now placing the cornerstone upon which the next UPS Contract will be built. It's up to the hard working UPSers in the 6 to stand steadfast. We have found the enemy and it us. Not really us....but people like the 243 rep who stated: In September 2008, Teamster Local Officer X told Plaintiff that he would do “whatever [is] necessary” to ensure his re-election: “This is my job and my livelihood, I do my job well and I will do whatever necessary to get re-elected.” This so called "leader" followed thru on his threat and the solid teamster running against him was discharged from a career of over 25 years. If you try to change the leadership; you will be retaliated against by UPS and the Pro-Hoffa Teamsters. And that is exactly what is wrong with the current Pro Hoffa Teamster leadership. Many of us will fall in this battle; but the few who are able to survive and take leadership positions will be a beacon of light for what the Teamsters should stand for. Like Dr. Spock so eloquently stated.... The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few....or the criminals.