Last Sunday we held our nomination meeting for candidates to run for local 705 office. We had 4 slates receive nominations. Steve Pocztowski slate which is the current leadership. This slate negotiated better contracts for UPS members than the national, better contracts for freight and have not accepted YRC's 2nd proposal of an additional 5% wages cut and no pension contributions. Howard/Bennett slate, please if anyone knows who these two people are please let me know! I did see a sign with his picture on it but I have no idea what their visions are for this local! The Tony DiDanato slate! This guy runs every 3 years for the last 20 and has never even competed in the elections previously, don't bother looking into this slate, they wont receive more than 200 votes. Mike Moore and the Teamsters for change slate. This is a group of has beens that where voted out 2 elections ago for not representing the members with a few new faces. But really what has changed as their slogan suggests? My prediction! The Steve Pocztowski slate will double the other 3 slates combined in votes, and thats with a low turnout. But we are out campaigning to get everyone involved this election. Ballots will be mailed out Novemebr 9th and have to be received by December 4th 9am at the office, ballots will be counted December 5th in the auditorium in front of the members. This process is open for all to witness and is handled by an independent election judge and her staff.