We need the Teamsters, and they need us, but as of now, they are not interested in an organizing drive at Express. Interestingly, they are currently trying to organize the aircraft mechanics at American Airlines, which is an opportunity for us to sign union cards online that are RLA-specific, since AA is also under the Railway Labor Act. Go to www.teamsters.org and pick your region and submit your card. They are meant for AA employees, but who really cares? A flood of additional cards is always a good thing and might awaken the Teamsters to the possibilities over here at Express. So far, they continue to ignore us, and calls and emails are not returned, never a good sign. Eventually, they will figure out that they need to take a chance on Express and pump-up their waning membership levels. There are a lot of Express employees who have finally determined that Fred Smith does not have their best interests at heart and that the situation will never improve until we are organized. American mechanics are a small group of employees, that work in a limited number of locations, and have the power to shut the whole place down. We are too large, and too spread-out, but we DO have the power to severely damage Express operations...if we work together on Purple Flu Days etc. This might also attract IBT attention to the fact that we are actually serious about fighting Mr. Smith.