For those on this site who researched this contract and voted their convictions..Bravo..Job well done no matter the final outcome. I have no doubt that a vast majority of those who voted "NO" were high seniority, highly informed unionist who saw the pitfalls of this contract and previous ones and were hoping for improvements to correct past injustices and improve our work environments. This national and most of the supplements contract "WAS" voted down, no matter how many people tells you the opposite. That so called 117,000 who did not turn in a vote are not members, the members are the ones who cared enough to turn in a ballot, one way or another. With the starting pay for any new part timer being locked in at slightly higher than the state minimum rate, if not below it, this will be a continuing factor that half of our dues paying membership will not vote in the upcoming contracts. That over 50 % is just a pie in the sky formula, it will never happen. In fact with each and every forced contract and supplement it drives a nail into any hope of the majority of the membership that voted can change the system for the better. Maybe, just maybe with the new leadership coming in 2021, these bylaws that trump the best wishes of the majority that VOTED will be updated or improved. Right now there is way too much executive power in Washington and the ones who are protesting their decisions have too much to lose it they decided to force the issue. Will the new people in power be willing to change the status quo, or continue to do business as usual after this debacle or are we all just venting and spinning the wheel going nowhere.