Please everybody do vote on the Strike Authorization. This will be considered similar to a preseason game before the real season starts, both the Union and the Company will analyzing the results to finalize this contract. It would be real stupid to permit the a lackluster turnout or a high "No" vote percentage. If everybody will put their polities aside and give the International the ability to negotiate a good contract this could happen. Do not let let FEAR or APATHY run this contract or you will pay the consequences for the next five years. For all those interested part-timers out there start to explain the issues involved and inform them of their rights under a collective bargaining unit, listen to the higher seniority members. Any improvements on retirement, wages and health and welfare will improve the chances for any advancement even if you do not plan to stay.