A thought for any employee of FedEx Ground. In a recent move to keep the employees happy at FedEx Ground they rolled out benefits and vacation time for their actual employees. The Men and Women on the inside are actual employees and could go union at anytime. I guess they overlooked this when they did not make the Independent Contractors hire these individuals to load their trucks. Think about it if the employees unionize they will finally force Fred Smith to the table to negotiate. If he refuses a work stoppage is almost certain, nothing brings more attention to a business than a picket line outside its facility. Now while these jobs are part time and more popular with college kids to make a buck while they go to school, how many people would flock to a job like this just for the benefits alone take UPS for example where alot of people have gone to work just for the benefits. They may only work 4 to 5 hours a day but there are raises every year vacation time and these part timers get the same benefit package as the full time drivers. Can you imagine having a unionized work force on the inside, no more getting sent home early, no more drivers loading thier trucks which we dont get paid to do, no more supervisors finishing up their employees work. If you get sent home early and a supervisor or a driver touches one box you file a grievance and it is another hour of pay. Non-union employees cannot do Union work. The Men and Women that work on the inside have a choice keep up with the way things are or a change. A change in being treated fairly with a great compensation package, benefit package, and real raises. FedEx may have to then play by the rules and it gets the Union's foot in the door. For those of you that think the union is the downfall of the business, the union may not be perfect but keep in mind the mere thought of the union forced FedEx to change the way they did business (RLA Exemption & Isp Model). Imagine if all (FedEx Employees) had the same luxury. Since we will not be going union anytime soon at Express or Ground here is the shot to get our foot in the door for a better tomorrow. It is time to let big business know that we the people that make them richer need to be treated fairly too. Is it right we cant afford to raise families working for a billion dollar company. If you want to truly make a diffrence FedEx get rid of our jobs and give us careers. Like I said Unionize from the inside out. sidenote: Thank you FedEx for letting me use the computers at Kinkos on my lunch.