It's well known that UPS has been putting forth a lot of effort and money to have Fred Smith's "sweetheart" exemption eliminated when and if the new FAA Appropriations Bill gets passed. In short, Smith has spent a lot of money over the years to keep FedEx Express classified as an RLA "airline", effectively eliminating any chance of unionizing and giving FedEx a competitive advantage. As we all know, both UPS and FedEx are systems integrators who own a number of similar companies providing identical services. How come one is RLA, while the other is NLRB? It doesn't add-up. Does anyone on this forum have any knowledge that the UPS effort is succeeding? I've contacted all of my local Democratic politicians, and have not had any satisfactory responses. It's as if most of them know little to nothing about the situation.