This is very dangerous language. Article 48, Section 2 "loss of seniority" of the Southern Region language refers to "....can not perform the essential functions of their job.", after reaching Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) after an "......on or off the job injury or illness , then one losses their seniority. I can only assume all the other regional supplements have language that reflects this. Who do you think will gauge whether you can perform the "essential functions" of any job within our company? It won't be the company, of course. The company will veneer themselves from any liability by having a "functional capacity evaluation (FCE)" done by the fine folks in the physical therapy department of the local medical clinic. Of course we all know the company doesn't influence the doctors (sarcasm intended). Folks, big businesses around the country are using these FCE's to get rid of people....especially the injured, ill or older employees. By the way, what ever happened to the ADA? OOPS!.......I forgot.....the laws that apply to everyone else in the world don't apply to "our" company. For those who think the company loves you and will take care of you....I got a surprise for you....they don't and are just drooling at the thought of getting rid of all the injured, ill and older employees. God help us if this language gets ratified. I didn't vote "yes".